Category Archives: Senate

Illinois Lawmakers Eyeing Statewide High School Sports Takeover

-By Benjamin Yount SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Legislature certainly does not want to administer the state’s high school chess tournament, but lawmakers wouldn’t mind getting a piece of the millions of dollars high school basketball and high school football bring … Continue reading

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Millionaire Sen. Dick Durbin Happy to Pay More for Food for Min Wage Hike And Wants to Force You To

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois’ millionaire Democrat Senator Dick Durbin says he’s happy to pay more for his food if workers get a hike in their minimum wage. The super rich Durbin who makes far and away more than the … Continue reading

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Quinn: Make the Tax Increase Permanent or the Disabled and the Dying Get It

-By Dan Proft On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn dressed up the demands of a hostage-taker into a state budget address—again. In advance of the permanently temporary personal and corporate income tax increases he imposed on Illinois in 2011, Quinn argued … Continue reading

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NO Tax Hikes, Illinois: Harmon Plan is Still a Major Tax Hike on Illinoisans‏

From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois… Proposed Rates Would Hike Taxes on Those Earning over $12,000 Reacting to Sen. Don Harmon’s press conference at the Illinois Capitol, Americans for Prosperity Illinois State Director issued the following statement: “Senator Harmon and his fellow … Continue reading

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Senator Mark Kirk is NOT a Republican, Now By His Own Admission

-By Warner Todd Huston Senator Mark Kirk (RINO, ILL) has always been a 50 percenter with the Republican Party, meaning that he only supports the party he is supposed to belong to around 50 percent of the time. But now, … Continue reading

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Angry over Losses, Durkin Targets Proft and Independent Expenditures

By Fran Eaton CHICAGO – In a press conference following yesterday’s Republican unity event, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that he didn’t appreciate outside groups funding challengers to House incumbents. Durkin told reporters he was outraged … Continue reading

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The Illinois Primary is Over, Now the Next Fight Begins

-By Warner Todd Huston In the first week of March I was in Washington DC at a party at the Breitbart embassy situated among the brownstone buildings just behind the U.S. Supreme Court building and I was talking to the … Continue reading

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Senator Dick Durbin Lies With Impunity

-By Warner Todd Huston Senator Dick Durbin is at it again, lying through his teeth, this time about Obamacare. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Illinois Democrat Durbin made the wild-eyed claim that ten million Americans found new health insurance thanks … Continue reading

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Illinois Policy Institute Employee Files Suit Over Media Credentials

Scott Reeder, Illinois Policy Institute’s “journalist in residence” filed a federal lawsuit in Springfield Tuesday against House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and their respective press aids after being denied media credentials. Reeder (photo right) writes via the … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Dillard Responds to State of the State Address‏

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Republican candidate for Governor Kirk Dillard today issued the following statement in response to Governor Quinn’s State of the State address: “Illinois is broke, and on top of that, Illinois is broken. Governor Quinn has failed to … Continue reading

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