SPRINGFIELD…State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) today opposed the Illinois House of Representatives Rules (“House Rules”) proposed by new Speaker Chris Welch, that will govern the 102nd General Assembly (G.A.) Session for 2021-22. These rules are available online at ilga.gov under House Resolution 72. “These rules... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois AFL-CIO today issued the following statement in response to the Illinois House selecting Emanuel "Chris" Welch as the new Speaker: "The Illinois AFL-CIO, representing nearly 1 million working families across the state, today offers a hearty congratulations to new Illinois House... Read More.
Mike Madigan is now at least six votes shy of what he would need for another term as Illinois House speaker, but the latest Democratic House member to vow her opposition leads the party’s caucus. State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, said on Dec. 1 that... Read More.
State Rep. Ann Williams officially joined the growing list of politicians looking to become the next speaker of the Illinois House, making her the third Democrat to announce they were challenging embattled Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday. Madigan has served as speaker for all... Read More.
Mount Carmel, Ill.— On Tuesday, Dec. 8, local crop adviser, and recurrent guest speaker for WVC’s ag program, Michael Wilson of Allendale, Ill. was named this year’s recipient of the Certified Crop Adviser Conservationist of the Year award by the National Association of Conservation... Read More.
LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is opposed to the decision this week to cancel the Illinois House Fall session by Speaker Madigan. This decision appears to be more about a political strategy than a health concern. “I am always ready to show up to work... Read More.
Southern Illinois - Southern Illinois' GOP delegation to the Illinois House of Representatives released the following statements today after the Northern District of Illinois United State's Attorney's office revealed details of a 'deferred prosecution agreement' involving fraud and public corruption at energy giant Exelon... Read More.
Louisville, IL. – The state’s largest utility, Com-Ed, directly implicates Speaker Madigan and his political allies as recipients of jobs, contracts, and payments in a court filing released this morning, according to State Rep. Darren Bailey, who wants Madigan to resign. “Speaker Madigan should step... Read More.
Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to remove a statue and portrait of a prominent Democrat in Illinois’ history who owned slaves. Madigan said he wants to pass a resolution to replace the portrait of 19th Century Illinois politician Stephen Douglas with... Read More.
CHICAGO – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday: “First and foremost, we need to ensure the health and safety of members, staff and the general public is considered at all times when thinking about a return to Springfield. While... Read More.