U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) was going for shock value when she referred to the deaths of migrant children under the care of border security agents as "intentional," the Republican state House Representative from East Dundee said during a recent interview.
After running a 2018 campaign where she avoided taking an official stance on the issue of abortion, state Rep. Karina Villa (D-West Chicago) has emerged as one of the co-sponsors of legislation critics say will turn Illinois into the "abortion capital" of the country.
Legislation that would extend state student aid eligibility to undocumented immigrants, on the governor's desk unsigned for about a week, will not be any easier to fund than the current program, State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) said during a recent interview.
Longtime state Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) is among the growing number of Democratic lawmakers seemingly rendered speechless by colleague Diane Pappas' recent comments about pending abortion legislation.
After reading state Rep. Terra Costa-Howard's (D-Lombard) recent letter-to-the-editor published in The Lombardian, where she referred to bullying tactics "from a few loud, threatening voices" among her constituency, Lombard resident Lori Solyom wondered if the lawmaker is not in the wrong line of work.
State Rep. Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) recently welcomed about 40 women to Springfield as part of a daylong forum that saluted them for their contributions as female leaders making a difference across the state.
Just days into her new job as a state representative, Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) has managed to cause a stir among her constituents by characterizing her hometown of Naperville as having “white supremacist policies.”