The Illinois unemployment numbers for September have arrived,
and it paints the same picture that the state has seen in previous months: Unemployment shrank, as did the work force. The state is also losing its manufacturing jobs, which saw a loss of about 800.
James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas group set off a firestorm last week when they posted a video allegedly detailing some provocative tactics used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The video accuses the DNC and its affiliates of using bird-dogging, intimidation, and scare tactics during Trump rallies and Republican meetings.
Negotiations between the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Illinois’ Gov. Bruce Rauner and his administration have resulted in a standstill in which neither side has agreed on a resolution, a situation that worries Mike Strick.
Mike Strick, Republican candidate running for State Representative for District 84, said he is flabbergasted that the Illinois Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane Larsen’s ruling that the Independent Maps amendment was unconstitutional.
Mike Strick, Republican candidate for House District 84 – Aurora, upped his game recently, speaking candidly about House Speaker Michael Madigan and referring to him as “the Emperor of Illinois” who was freely handed his power.
Mike Strick, Republican candidate for District 84 in the Illinois House of Representatives, said his NoMoreMadigan pledge has been garnering positive responses among voters and candidates these past few weeks.
Mike Strick, running for a 2016 seat in Illinois’ House of Representative for District 84, recently objected to significant increases in Cook County property taxes for the average residential or business property owner.
Mike Strick is logging in the hours to speak to voters of his district, and he has been hitting the campaign hard and listening to their concerns. And they are disappointed with what is happening in Springfield.
House Speaker Mike Madigan last week cancelled another General Assembly meeting for the third straight week, which didn't surprise Mike Strick, business owner and Republican candidate for House District 84.