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June 29, 2022

Illinois General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - HB 3141, sponsored by Representatives Brad Halbrook and Darren Bailey received a unanimous vote in the Illinois House last week. Sen. Chapin Rose has sponsored it in the Senate. This Bill is designed to eliminate the uncertainty immediately following a vacancy in the...

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois State Representatives Tim Butler, Dan Caulkins, and Brad Halbrook will conduct a Moderated Town Hall style panel discussion on legislation that affects: Second Amendment Rights, Pro-Life Values, Taxes and Spending, Legalization of Cannabis and more. This will be held in the Decatur...

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...

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