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Illinois State Senator Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) thinks lawmakers' intention to start insuring gender reassignment surgery has the state headed in the wrong direction.
State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora) recently announced in a statement he is "exploring a bid" for the 2020 Republican nomination in for the 14th District U.S. House seat.
State Sen. James D. "Jim" Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) says that Illinois needs to take a close look at what's happening in New York before implementing newly elected Gov. J.B. Pritzker's progressive income tax
While he supports minimum-wage-increase legislation, State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) does not agree with a recent bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Former state Sen. Chris Nybo, a Republican of Elmhurst, is expanding his legal operations by an adding lobbying to his list of client services.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Yadav “Nick” Nathwani, a Republican trustee for Milton Township, has been appointed state senator for the 24th District.
Republican John Curran has been declared the winner in the 41st Senate District against Democrat Bridget Fitzgerald.
Democrat Thomas Cullerton has been declared the winner in the 23rd District Senate race against Republican Seth Lewis.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Republican Michael Connelly and Democrat Laura Ellman were tied in the race for the Illinois Senate District 21 seat.
Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) and some state representatives had a slew questions during a new firearm act debate.
Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) hates the idea of special-interest legislation.
Allowing local school districts to deny charter school applications is not ideal, according to three GOP lawmakers.
If Gov. Bruce Rauner signs off on HB4870, medical marijuana can be administered on school grounds.
Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole had no problem telling senators he was not pleased with a proposal to continue cuts to local governments.
Gun legislation vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner brought on a healthy debate May 16 to the Senate floor.
Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) on Tuesday stood with Democratic lawmakers in Springfield in support of legislation that Second Amendment advocates warn would put hundreds of independent gun dealers across the state out of business.
Seven Republicans took the podium at an impromptu press conference to reject yet another Democrat imposed tax hike.
All but one member of the Senate Executive Committee lawmaker approved a homestead exemption for disabled first responders at the panel's hearing April 11.
Republican Seth Lewis is running against incumbent Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) for the 23rd District's state Senate seat next fall.