Lawmaker Proposes Eliminating Illinois Lieutenant Governor JobBarrington Hill Republican Representative David McSweeney deems the post unnecessary and said the state should be cutting costs.
State Income Tax Increase Can Lead To Repeat Of 2011The state’s income tax went from three percent to five, partly with the help of lame ducks who waddled into the Quinn administration.
Lawmaker Seeks State Probe Of Primary Election Glitches In McHenry CountyRep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sent an email to the Illinois State Board of Elections and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking them to look into technical problems that prompted officials to keep McHenry County polling places open for an extra 90 minutes on Tuesday.
Ban On Red Light Cameras In Smaller Towns Passes Illinois HouseIf passed, the legislation would take away the authority of non-home-rule municipalities to use red light cameras after Jan. 1, 2017.
Lawmakers Urge Oakwood Hills To Reopen Village HallTwo state lawmakers have called for a tiny village in McHenry County to reopen its government offices and get back to work.
Lawmakers Get Details Of Pension Reform Plan; Could Vote TuesdayIllinois' legislative leaders briefed other lawmakers Friday on details of a breakthrough agreement for solving the state's $100 billion pension crisis, leaving them four days to study the plan before facing a vote that could be crucial for the state's financial condition and their own re-election plans.