Illinois state Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) contends that the Secretary of State's Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) system is one that invites the kind of confusion it is now experiencing in the aftermath of reports that nearly 600 non-citizens were mistakenly registered to vote in 2018 elections.
A downstate lawmaker is demanding answers in the wake of a brewing controversy in which the Illinois Board of Elections has revealed that hundreds of non-citizens were mistakenly registered to vote through a program run by the Secretary of State’s office.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding that a state-run program that automatically registers voters be immediately suspended amid reports that non-citizens were certified and cast votes in 2018.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Freshmen state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) has joined the growing ranks of lawmakers demanding a full investigation into longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) after a 2012 email recently surfaced connecting a close Madigan associate to a purported rape cover-up.
Charles Heuerman donated $1,000 to Republican Blaine Wilhour's election campaign committee, Citizens For Blaine Wilhour, on Jan. 16, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
The Illinois Senate has advanced important legislation to protect at least 150 local high-paying jobs and the number of flights into and out of Champaign-Urbana, according to State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).
Illinois state Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) argues that few in Springfield are surprised that the Property Tax Relief Task Force assembled by Gov. J.B. Pritzker fall woefully short of its stated goal.
Freshmen Illinois state Sen. Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is grateful for the praise his bill eliminating registration fees for certain farming equipment is drawing as one of the most sensible of more than 250 new laws enacted on Jan. 1.