Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.
Not everyone is in favor of a the new Deerfield ordinance banning assault weapons, and Blaine Wilhour, 35, a Beecher City Republican running the the 107th House District, doesn’t think that the decision by Deerfield's trustees is a good idea.
Even with a new Comprehensive Annual Financial Report showing that Illinois lost $9.9 billion in net worth in 2017, Dan Caulkins doesn’t think the numbers alone are representative of the state’s biggest problems.