Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner doesn’t want state legislative leaders to hold outside jobs. So what do the Republican leaders think about that?
“I think the government also knows better than Mom and Dad on cigarettes,” says State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), “It’s the same kind of cancer-causing substance.”
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.
Christine Radogno says the lame duck session didn’t live up to the hype; “a lot of expectation, and not a lot of substance happened.”
While the bill passed along party lines, even one of the “no” voters says people had better get ready for a different world.
Gov. Quinn called legislators into special session Friday to address pensions. But nothing could be achieved.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom explains why his officers are confronting more criminals with guns. Christine Radogno of LaMont in Cook County talks pension reform in Illinois. Ilya Shapiro says Citizens United has nothing to do with what ails American politics.
A free tuition program where Illinois lawmakers award state university scholarships to friends and acquaintances is still alive.
“I find the entire proposal somewhat disappointing,” says Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, calling the administration “tone-deaf.”