Chicago's taxi cab cartel donated $180,750 to 61 state legislators in 2014-15, including then-Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and Rep. Deborah Conroy (D-Elmhurst), encouraging them to help preserve their traditional monopoly by banning ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Illinois.
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).
After Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced on Thursday that she’ll step down from her position and the Senate this week, Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) praised her for her leadership and effort to get beyond partisanship in the General Assembly.
Anyone wanting to clean out their own homes and help others fill theirs is being invited to an annual community recycling event hosted by Sen. Christine Radongo (R-Lemont) and Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) on May 6.
Illinois Senate leaders had hoped to hold a vote as early as today on a proposed budget plan that would raise the personal income tax rate to at least 4.95 percent, but the complex nature of the deal may delay a vote on the matter.
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno is at the heart of a bold new plan aimed at ending the state’s two-year budget stalemate, which includes income and corporate tax hikes and billions more in added borrowing.
The Rauner administration said late last week that it has struck new four-year collective bargaining agreements with several labor unions, including Local 1 Chicago, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, among several others.
The Governor’s Office said late last week that it will revive two tax initiatives that will help create jobs in the state, thanks to recent bipartisan compromises between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators.
Preliminary statewide results from last spring’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Exam (PARCC) have been released, with a number of students falling short of expectations. However, State Schools Superintendent Tony Smith said the results should serve as a baseline for schools and students.
The Villages of La Grange and Western Springs, Lyons Township High School (LTHS), the Park District of La Grange, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony the completion of the Willow Springs Road Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project.with state Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and state Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Since June 2014, the nation’s largest job losses were in Illinois, which lost 7,500 positions in June 2015, the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Labor said. The state gaining the most jobs over the past year was New York, which added 25,500 new jobs in June.
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-IL) said late last week that the Legislature’s bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CoGFA) held a hearing to discuss the possibility of closing the Illinois State Museum as part of possible spending reductions that would be required should the state budget impasse continue.