U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis

Timothy Butler, of Springfield, is sworn in as a state representative on Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol. (Credit: Illinois House Republicans)

Former Congressional Staffer Replaces Brauer In Illinois House

Tim Butler of Springfield took the oath of office in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. He’s filling the seat left vacant after former Republican state Rep. Rich Brauer of Petersburg accepted a job with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.


Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Downstate GOP Party Chair Resigns After Controversial Rant

The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County has resigned after writing what’s been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ primary challenger.