Tag: Illinois

Gov. Quinn to Sign Illinois Firearm Owner's Privacy Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston Well, accidental Governor Pat Quinn is finally doing something right. He has pledged to sign HB3500, a bill that will keep confidential and away from the eyes of anti-gun activists and the Old Media alike the personal information of registered firearm owners in Illinois. The Illinois Senate passed the bill 42... Read more »

Illinois Citizens Suing State to Gain Concealed Carry

-By Warner Todd Huston A former corrections officer and a downstate farmer have joined with the Second Amendment Foundation to sue the State of Illinois over its constant failure to institute a concealed carry law. In its press release the Second Amendment Foundation says that, “Illinois statutes that completely ban the carrying of handguns for... Read more »

Thanks Governor Quinn: Illinois Loses Another Business and One More (Sears) on the Way Out

-By Warner Todd Huston Wisconsin is celebrating over the stupidity of the political class in Illinois, a state that is steadily destroying its business climate and mounting some pretty high tax rates. The town of Menasha, Wisconsin, though, loves Illinois because Prolamina Corp. has chosen it for a new flexible-packaging plant, one it is moving... Read more »

Pension Reform in Illinois: A Hard Job That Springfield Wants to Ignore

-By Warner Todd Huston Americans for Prosperity – Illinois has launched an effort to goad our lawmakers in Springfield to tackle the single most vexing problem the state faces: pension obligations. AFP has launched a website called “Fix Illinois Pensions Now” to help inform and empower voters so that they might encourage their representatives to... Read more »

East St. Louis: More Voters Registered Than Citizens That Live There

-By Warner Todd Huston It is a particular problem with our voter registration systems across the USA that the voting roles are so filled with ineligible names that we aren’t sure how many voters really live in any particular district. East St. Louis is no different. In fact, East St. Louis seems to have more... Read more »

Rep. Gutierrez Threatens Not to Support Obama Re-election Over Immigration

-By Warner Todd Huston Chicago area Congressman Luis Gutierrez has been harping on the immigration issue for many years and since Obama was elected he has stepped up that activism. Gutierrez wants complete amnesty and an open border and he’s been unhappy with the Obama Administration for its lack of movement on the issue. Now... Read more »

SB35 (SB600), Republican Vote Reform Unanimously Passes Ill. Senate

-By Warner Todd Huston Well, we’ve been talking about this bill for years here on the blog, but SB35 has unanimously passed the Illinois Senate. SB35 was formerly SB600 and this bill provides for Republicans in Illinois to at last be allowed to vote for the members of their own State central Committee, the body... Read more »

Illinois Teachers Pay Nothing or Little into Their Pensions

-By Larry Snow Illinois teachers qualify for a full 75 percent pension after working only 27 years. Most adults work for 27 years before they turn age 50. Democrats want retail and construction workers to think that the majority of Illinois teachers are seriously paying into their pensions. The truth is, ordinary workers are made... Read more »

Illinois Legislative Leaders Fail To Obey Budget Law

Illinois Legislative Leaders Fail To Obey Budget Law
From The Institute for Truth in Accounting… (Chicago, March 17, 2011) – On every third Wednesday in March Illinois’ House and Senate are required to adopt a joint resolution that is equivalent to a family deciding how much it will have available to spend in next year’s budget. The day was yesterday, March 16, and... Read more »

Roskam Previews Tomorrow's Forum on Job Creation at House GOP Stakeout

From the office of Congressman Peter Roskam (Ill, 6th District)… WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chief Deputy Whip, previewed tomorrow’s Forum on Job Creation at today’s House Republican Leadership Stakeout. The video and transcript are below: TRANSCRIPT: “Tomorrow morning, House Republicans are hosting a Forum on Job Creation. This is part of a... Read more »