Sex ed bill clears state Senate
A sex education measure that Republicans asserted was anti-local control and would promote birth control rather than abstinence-only cleared the Illinois Senate on a nearly party-line vote Wednesday.
Fri May 17, 2013
Senate sends medical marijuana bill to governor
Senators approved the measure, 35-21. Among area senators, Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, voted yes.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Capitol Fax Blog
How can we miss you if you won't go away?
Republican leaders, who orchestrated Brady's exit strategy last month at a meeting in Tinley Park, said about a dozen real contenders are vying to replace Brady.
Mon May 06, 2013
Daily Journal/Sunday Journal
Dan Proft out to rewrite GOP script
The public has heard the Republican slogan of "less government, lower taxes" and it's 'no sale.' Dan Proft brought that message to Kankakee Saturday, telling area Republican officials it is time to change.
Wed May 01, 2013
LETTER: Illinois GOP leader deserves to be dumped
To the Editor: Thanks to Jim Oberweis for saying Pat Brady should step down as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.
A spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton says he will keep working to pass a pension reform bill he believes can survive a court challenge.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
The Daily Gazette
Brady, Dillard joined by other possible candidates
State Sen. Bill Brady , a Bloomington Republican, speaks with Greg Witzleb, Lee County Republican Party chairman, Friday evening at the Lincoln Day dinner in Rock Falls.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Schock's departure in race for governor clears path for Rauner
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's departure from the cadre of GOP contenders for the Illinois governor's race has those remaining sizing each other up and ready to dress each other down.
The Capitol Fax Blog
Pate's DuPage is becoming unrecognizable
For one, it's not nearly as Republican. Back in the 1998 governor's race, Republican George Ryan defeated Democrat Glenn Poshard by 104,000 votes in DuPage.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Republican decides against gubernatorial race
Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has decided to forgo a run for Illinois governor and instead seek re-election to Congress, the three-term congressman's campaign manager said Thursday.