Bill Brady Resigns From Illinois Senate, Leaves Door Open For Another Run

State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, who ran for governor three times and led Republicans in the Illinois Senate, has resigned. Brady announced his resignation on Thursday, December 31, effective at the end of the day. He did not provide a reason for his resignation. Brady, who is a real estate agent and developer, announced last […]

Pandemic, Social Unrest, Statehouse Scandals Top 2020 Stories

SPRINGFIELD – It was a year like no other, and one most Americans would just as soon forget, but 2020 is sure to last in the history books as one of the most tumultuous in modern history. It was a year when face masks and hand sanitizer became ubiquitous items of everyday life and when […]

News Around Illinois – May 19, 2020

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Illinois Supreme Court Disbars Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich CHICAGO — Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been officially disbarred. The Illinois Supreme Court announced on Monday that it revoked Blagojevich’s law license. The announcement was not a surprise, as Blagojevich didn’t even attend a March hearing in which the matter was discussed and indicated […]

GOP: Graduated Tax ‘Cash Grab’ Will Stifle Pandemic Recovery

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans are demanding a vote in the General Assembly on removing from the fall ballot a proposed graduated income tax structure, saying the state’s pandemic-pillaged economy can’t sustain higher taxes. House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady said Monday that the special session this week in Springfield should […]