Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has joined four of her Illinois colleagues in supporting an end to gerrymandering, the longstanding process of redrawing state political maps to help guarantee power for a particular party, according to her website.
A majority party's grip on a state becomes more absolute and unfair when it is allowed to redraw district boundaries to protect itself, Rep. David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) argued recently in joining a coalition taking its gerrymandering case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Illinois townships will now be able to recycle leaves, wood chips and brush from unincorporated areas rather than add to the growing pile of garbage woes, Rep. David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) said in a press release.
The Illinois Attorney General Public Access Office has instructed the Naperville Police Department to provide information regarding the shooting death of Matthew Lange on Jan. 27 at Scullen Middle School in Naperville, according to the Edgar County Wathdogs (ECW).
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) will lead the GOP on the House floor, succeeding Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), who was asked to step down after voting with Democrats to override vetoes by Gov. Bruce Rauner on state budget measures.
Describing immigration as the "story of America," U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) recognized World Refugee Day by meeting with refugees employed at a food production facility in Yorkville recently, according to a press release.
Steven Nero has a video of 60 friends on Facebook -- which might not sound like a lot until you realize they are all prominent backers of his recently announced plans to run for a seat on the DuPage County Board for District 2.