With the retirement of state Rep. Mike McAuliffe (R-Chicago) from the House of Representatives after almost 22 years, Illinois has lost a “respected leader of the House Republican Caucus," according to state Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge), the Republican leader of the house.
Illinois Democrat gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker will follow State House Speaker Mike Madigan's huge tax hike with increases of his own if he wins in November, the ranking House Republican said earlier this week.
Incumbent Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) raised $505 per vote cast for him in the 82nd House District Republican primary race last week compared to challenger Mickey Straub's $547 per vote, according to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.
A lawyer for House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has threatened Local Government Information Services, which owns this publication, via two cease-and-desist letters after reporters asked questions about the legislator.
Illinois township governments' opposition to a property tax freeze, including a now-defeated amendment that would have required voter referendums on such freezes in most counties, is predictable, said the Burr Ridge village mayor.
More than 500 Lemont-area residents came to a recent jobs fair hosted by Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), and many of them left smiling, according to a press release from Olsen.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) attacked Democrats on Wednesday for in effect forcing Gov. Bruce Rauner to call a second special legislative session this summer, this time to deal with education funding.