Category: General Assembly

What Happened at the Illinois GOP Convention? Mostly Status Quo, But...

-By Warner Todd Huston The Illinois Republican Party held its 2012 Party Convention this weekend. On the docket was addressing some asked for rules changes and picking a slate of delegates to the GOP national convention to nominate Mitt Romney to carry the Party’s banner in the upcoming presidential election. My ultimate analysis is that... Read more »

Morrison: Time for Illinois Republicans to Reclaim Right to Vote

-By Sean Morrison As American citizens, we are proud that “we the people” have the freedom and the right to vote for our leaders. No matter the party affiliation, in our democracy we, by a majority vote, choose our elected officials and grant them authority to act on our behalf. What’s the point? Every citizen... Read more »

ILL. GOP Convention Committee Member Urges Passage of Direct Election Resolution

-By Doug Ibendahl John Parrott is one of the best and most principled Republican County Chairmen in Illinois. Republicans are lucky to have John looking after their interests as a member of the Platform and Resolutions Committee at the State Convention this weekend. Yesterday John Parrott sent the letter below to the other 17 members... Read more »

Cook County Republican Slate Officially Files Candidacy Paperwork

From the Cook County Republican Party… CHICAGO, IL – The slate of Cook County Republican countywide candidates filed their official paperwork yesterday, filing with 6,384 signatures which is nearly three times the number of signatures required. “I want to thank the many volunteers who helped circulate petitions, especially our Republican Township and Ward Committeemen,” commented... Read more »

Officials Fear: Floor Fight at Illinois GOP Convention, June 8,9

-By William J. Kelly Anger over IL GOP’s Attempt to “Bamboozle” Delegates Chicago, Illinois – The Illinois Republican State Convention begins this Friday, June 8 at the Tinley ParkConvention Center. But activists are already worried that corrupt practices will threaten to undermine the voting rights of registered Republican delegates. Scores and scores of Illinois Republican... Read more »

Here’s How Direct Elections Will Revive a Lifeless Illinois GOP

By Doug Ibendahl Another Illinois Republican State Convention is upon us. Illinois law requires both established parties to hold a convention every four years. This time there is an historic opportunity for regular Republicans to make their Illinois Party better. Adoption of the resolution linked HERE will immediately return the Illinois Republican Party to Republican... Read more »

Democrats not filing a candidate in the 52nd

-By Jon Zahm The Democratic Party Chairmen in the 52nd District have decided not to file a candidate, according to a well-placed source. It is a 57% Republican District. A conservative benefactor, who I will name “Ike,” told me that a pro-family Super-PAC has looked at this race to target. They are pleased because they... Read more »

Was Illinois GOP 'Paid Off' to Vote for Obamacare?

From William J. Kelly… Angry about the Illinois GOP’s vote on Obamacare? Chicago, IL – Republicans, conservatives, and tea party activists are livid over the betrayal of trust in last week’s sneaky move by some in the State GOP leadership to vote to implement ObamaCare two years early inIllinois. Read about the dirty Arlen Specter-style... Read more »

Rage in the Illinois House

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois House Rep Mike Bost (R, Murphysboro) came to his wits end over the last second introduction of a pension reform bill by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D). The bill was introduced only minutes before Madigan wanted to force the House to vote on the bill. As the bill was introduced,... Read more »

Grassroots Democrats Want a Choice in the 52nd

From Don’t Elect Dee Beaubien… The scheme by Personal PAC and Dee Beaubien to win a seat in the people’s house of Illinois may be hitting a roadblock. Dee Liberal is a country club Republican. She may have Democrat views on many issues, but she is not a Democrat. She is a limousine liberal with... Read more »