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.
After Senate Bill 3319 was passed on the last day of the 99th Illinois General Assembly, the Edgar County Watchdogs called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto the measure, which it says violates the state's constitution.
Not only are Illinois taxpayers supporting Auditor General Frank Mautino with a $157,000 annual salary—including off-the-chart benefits—but should he remain in the position, his pension will increase by $59,000 in just one year.
Michael Strick, Republican candidate for District 84 of the Illinois House of Representatives, said his campaign so far has seen him speaking with constituents about representation in the state and the terms state officials serve.
Heidi Holan, Republican candidate for the Illinois House for District 46, recently stated her positions on several key issues and highlighted the qualities that differentiate her from her opponents in a published candidate profile.
In the wake of President Obama’s speech at the Illinois State Capital on Wednesday, Michelle Smith, the Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate seat in the 49th District, spoke out on the need for change in her state.