Illinois Senate

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...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB1896 into law. This Bill placed a cap on accumulation of Township funds, other than the Capitol Fund, to 2.5 times the average annual expenditure [of each fund] of the previous 3 fiscal years. House Sponsors were Reps Halbrook...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of the Open Meetings Act within 60 days of the Attorney General deciding to resolve an alleged violation thru a means other...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on the lavish expenses incurred by public officials under the guise of "official business". The LGTECA requires school districts, community college districts, and...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was the Chief Sponsor in the House, along with Sponsor Peter Breen and others, with Michael Connelly as Chief Sponsor in the Senate. It...

Tom Kacich: Rauner backs candidate in state House race Sun, 10/25/2015 - 7:00am | Tom Kacich Gov. Bruce Rauner has jumped into the 102nd House District Republican primary, endorsing former state Rep. Brad Halbrook in what for now is a three-way race. Halbrook, of Shelbyville, is running with...