State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard), the House Republican floor leader, is calling on candidate Burt Minor of Warrenville to drop out of the 42nd House District race after reports that he made inappropriate comments to a candidate for another office.
Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla is among several local politicians whose names have surfaced as a possible candidate to fill the state Senate District 41 seat recently vacated by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).
A voter-approved measure to consolidate adjoining roads districts in Naperville and Lisle townships appears to be stuck on a one-way street for now, based on interviews with officials from both communities.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) doesn't think the punishment fits the crime in the case of James Winburn, an employee of the state Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) who was fined $1,000 for soliciting political contributions to a public employee union-funded political action committee (PAC) recently.
Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Reps. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison) and Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) joined their fellow Democrats recently in pushing through legislation that would expand abortion rights and coverage in Illinois.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
Approximately 100 local veterans of World War II and the Korean War got their due and the Honor Flight Chicago got its financial backing at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's sixth annual fundraiser recently.