Bills in the IL House Today

On today’s House Calendar, Speaker Madigan does not have any bills scheduled to receive the advantage of being selected as his “Weekly Order of Business,” a privilege given to the Illinois House Speaker in which he may bring bills to the floor at his discretion regardless of whether they have been vetted in a judiciary […]

Tribune poll: Oberweis leads Truax 52 to 15 percent

The Chicago Tribune released a poll in the US Senate race.  State Sen. Jim Oberweis is leading 52% – 15% over Doug Truax.  Even if Truax garnered all the undecided, he would not be able to catch Oberweis at this point.

Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union–Obama, The Big Let Down

It’s National School Choice Week – Join In

This week is school choice week and you can help spread the word and attend events. Here are a couple things you can do from your computer: Thunderclap Support on Facebook or Twitter: Tweetup – Friday, January 31st How do you join the TweetUp? Tweet using the hashtag #SchoolChoice from 2:00-3:00PM (EST) on Friday, January […]

Friends of Bobbie L Steele

Friends of Bobbie L Steele (Amendment)1/15/2014 2:37:23 PM – Filed electronically

Rep. Bobby Rush’s Englewood tech center dream dead, where did $1 million go?

In 2000, in the midst of a bruising but ultimately victorious Democratic primary battle against then-state Sen. Barack Obama, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) launched the Rebirth of Englewood Community Development Corp. Funded with a $1 million grant from telecommunications giant SBC and the promise of another $175,000 from Congress, the not-for-profit agency’s aim was […]

Enemy of his enemy: Conservative candidate could help Illinois governor win back unions

By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn can pretty much forget about getting any more money from the state’s public employee unions, after signing a landmark pension overhaul. Unless, maybe, conservative Republican Bruce Rauner wins the GOP primary. “There are some hard feelings right now,” Democratic state representative Brandon Phelps told Illinois Watchdog. […]

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “A” display in Daley Plaza

Daley Plaza, long home to privately maintained Christmas and Hanukkah displays, now has a giant letter “A” representing the atheist and agnostic community. Nestled between baby Jesus in his manger and a towering menorah with seven candles illuminated, the 8 1/2-foot-tall letter and accompanying signs erected last week are meant as a counterweight to the […]

School Administrators: Take Down Those Christmas Cards

It appears, at least in one Elementary School in GA that students are being denied their right to exercise their freedom of speech and expression due to the school administrators over zealous crack down on religious expression. When boys and girls returned from Thanksgiving break, they discovered that their teachers’ Christmas cards had been removed […]

Substandard plans’ Mr. President? Here is proof that you are lying once again

After President Obama was forced to finally admit that he was not telling the truth when he promised repeatedly “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. No one will take it away from you, period.” The latest ‘spin’ from the president  is “most people can keep their plans and those who lose them will […]