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Five students honored in health essay contest hosted by Rep. Hernandez

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Five students honored in health essay contest hosted by Rep. Hernandez

Five students honored in health essay contest hosted by Rep. Hernandez State Rep. Lisa Hernandez recognized five students from local schools who participated in the 6th annual district-wide essay contest in commemoration of Children’s Dental Health month at her office on Saturday April 26. Hernandez was joined by Dr. Jorge Zehak from the Chicago Dental Society […]

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Illinois Mirror Calls Out Rich Miller For Deceit on Tax Issue

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Illinois Mirror Calls Out Rich Miller For Deceit on Tax Issue

Rich Miller cannot catch a break. Instead of moving on from the realization that he’s pocketed $250,000 since 2005 after claiming the state had nothing left to cut from its budget, the political gossip columnist is once again in the cross-hairs of a familiar foe. This time it’s for misleading the public. During the past […]

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Former State Rep. Farnham Charged With Child Pornography Possession

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Former State Rep. Farnham Charged With Child Pornography Possession

A former State Representative who recently resigned citing health problems was charged with possession of child pornography today. Keith Farnham (D-Elgin) was charged Monday with possession of child pornography in the U.S. District Court of Chicago after officials cited two videos were found on a computer seized from the former representative’s Elgin office in March. […]

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Obama Library Proposal On Track to Receive $100M In State Funding After Controversy

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Obama Library Proposal On Track to Receive $100M In State Funding After Controversy

Illinois legislators, under the direction of state House Speaker Michael Madigan, will re-vote to move forward on a controversial bill giving an unprecedented $100 million to Chicago’s proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The move comes two weeks after Madigan and the Democrats on the Illinois House Executive Committee used a sleight-of-hand parliamentarian maneuver to use […]

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

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Rauner Pockets Additional $750,000 From RGA

GOP Organization Has Now Donated $1.5 Million to Unseat Quinn The Republican Governors Association wasted little time in reinforcing their support for Republican nominee Bruce Rauner (R-Winnetka) as the Washington-based organization dropped another $750,000 into the race. The donation doubles their previous contribution into the businessman’s campaign account, now totaled at $1.5 million. After the initial contribution, […]

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Political Blogger Blasted For Defending State Budget While Taking in Hundreds of Thousands in Tax Money

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Political Blogger Blasted For Defending State Budget While Taking in Hundreds of Thousands in Tax Money

After trying to paint Illinois as on stronger footing than the public perceives it, gossip site editor Rich Miller was blasted by a media watchdog website for failing to disclose the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has received from Illinois for his political gossip. Miller, owner of CapitolFax, a political gossip blog based out […]

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Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for nature preserves

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Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for nature preserves

Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for Midwest bird preserves Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves $61 Million to Conserve North American Wetlands On March 26, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $61.3 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance more than 205,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands in the United States, […]

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Hernandez co-sponsors Free Diabetes & Kidney Screening for public

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Hernandez co-sponsors Free Diabetes & Kidney Screening for public

Hernandez co-sponsors Free Diabetes & Kidney Screening for public State Rep. Lisa Hernandez hosted a free kidney and diabetes screenings at a health fair Saturday, March 22, at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Hernandez partnered with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and MacNeal Hospital, and also with State Rep. Mike Zalewski and State Senator Steve Landek […]

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Analysis: Why Rauner won the Republican Primary and why Quinn is in trouble

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Analysis: Why Rauner won the Republican Primary and why Quinn is in trouble

Rauner beat rivals with smart politics, and backing of Cook County’s most influential Republican By Ray Hanania Bruce Rauner won the Republican Party Primary despite a strong effort by Democrats to sidetrack him and the persistent personal attacks made against him by his Republican Party rivals. Everyone wanted to stop Rauner, except the voters of […]

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RGA Drops $750,000 Into Rauner’s Coffers Hours After Primary Win

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RGA Drops $750,000 Into Rauner’s Coffers Hours After Primary Win

The Republican Governors Association didn’t waste time showing their enthusiasm over Bruce Rauner’s primary victory on March 18. The GOP organization focused on retaining the eight-seat lead among chief executives at the state level donated $750,000 just hours after Rauner (R-Winnetka) bested State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and others to take on incumbent Gov. Pat […]

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