Illinois General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois Senator Melinda Bush, (D) 31st District, apparently thinks more government secrets are better. Bush filed Senate Bill 0196 on January 30, 2019. This Bill would permit a public body to hire "independent contractors" in secret, outside the prying eyes of the public. It would...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Rep Kifowit stated she filed a Motion to expunge her previous death wish comments (watch them here) from the House records. Motion passed. Rule 51 violations were also discussed (personal attacks) - and the fact the Chair did not gavel the comments when...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D) reads cold apology, filled with excuses during today's House session. Her "apology" appeared to be more of an excuse of her reprehensible comments, than an actual apology. This comes one day after voicing a death wish (in this...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On the Illinois House of Representative Floor, during debate on November 27, 2018, Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, issued a death wish upon Rep. Peter Breen and his family. She was applauded by fellow representative Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, who complimented her on her...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We reported on this FOIA case when the Illinois Supreme Court granted our petition to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of plaintiff (read it here). Plaintiff Perry and the Institute for Justice filed a Freedom of Information Act request for public...

Illinois (ECWd) - Leave it to the worst run state in the country to pass another law attempting to legislate bad human behavior. Now before everyone goes nuts over what I am about to say, know that I do not believe anyone should be subject to sexual harassment in...

Illinois (ECWd) - Gubernatorial Candidate Jeannie Ives will be hosting a meet & greet in Coles County, Wednesday the 20th, 2017, at Pagliacci's Restaraunt located at 319 N Logan St, Mattoon, IL 61938. The event will take place between 11 am and 1 pm. We encourage anyone that has questions...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 07, 2017   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Reena Tandon: (309) 533-1210 [email protected]  Tom Cullerton disgusted with bloated handout to failed NIU executive VILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is outraged that ousted Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker will receive another state contract from...

Tom Cullerton urges NIU reject new Baker deal PRESS RELEASE: VILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is urging Northern Illinois University to reject President Doug Baker’s Presidential Transition Agreement. A judge ruled last month that the university violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved Baker’s deal...