A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
Illinois State Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) thinks Democrats crossed the line in the simmering abortion debate long before Rep. Diane Pappas (D-Itasca) is reported to have invoked the idea of castration as a viable solution.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
The number of competitive Illinois state legislative races in the Nov. 6 midterm elections will be 18 more than what it was four years ago as more major-party candidates go head-to-head is districts across the state.
Reps. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) and John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) had serious issues with recent Democratic-sponsored gun legislation, saying the bills were rushed and had negative Second Amendment rights consequences.