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Category: Illinois Government

Law-abiding Citizens are in the Legislature’s crosshairs

Rep. Brian Stewart (R-89, Freeport) As I write this column, we are still learning about the Illinois Senate’s so-called “Grand Bargain.” In next week’s column we will explore the Grand Bargain, but this week I’d like to focus on what happened in the House. It wasn’t all bad news in Springfield this week. The House passed Senate Bill 607 – a bill on which Senator Tim Bivins and I collaborated. SB 607 strikes an archaic passage of the Illinois criminal code which banned the use of spring-assisted knives in Illinois. While some people still have a negative opinion of...

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Rauner Administration’s Statement on Passage of SB1

RiverReader.org Staff The Rauner Administration released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of SB1. The following is attributable to Illinois Secretary of Education Beth Purvis: “This bill is not consistent with the framework of the bipartisan, bicameral School Funding Commission. Senator Manar abandoned our bipartisan process, departing from agreements already finalized in the commission and forcing a Chicago bailout at the expense of every other school district in the state, some of which are in worse financial straits than...

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