Gas stations across the country are filled with annoyed drivers who are incensed by the rising prices at the pump. In the last year, gas prices have risen by nearly 50 percent and are currently at the highest level since 2008. Several factors have caused the soaring prices of gasoline, but in Illinois, we can blame the left's proclivity toward excessive taxation.
In March of 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker issued a series of emergency orders. Executive Order 2020-04, issued on March 13, 2020, was the governor’s first time seizing emergency power. Under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the governor can issue a state of emergency declaring a disaster within the state, giving himself 30 days of emergency power. The governor, in a state of emergency, has complete control over all state institutions and public health. Although the measure intends to streamline governmental response in times of disaster, Governor Pritzker exploited a loophole in the …
Posted in Illinois Politics
Tagged Avery Bourne, COVID–19, Dan Brady, Dan Ugaste, Elizabeth Hernandez, Greg Harris, Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, Illinois General Assembly, JB Pritzker, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Mark Batinick, Norine Hammond, Tom Demmer
The following bills are scheduled to be heard in the Human Services Committee on March 9th. Please file witness slips for all of them. It only takes a few minutes for each slip and your name will be included among those who supported/opposed the bills.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Adam Niemerg, Born Alive Infant Protection Act, HB 338, HB 683, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Mark Batinick, Partial Birth Abortion Ban, Patrick Windhorst, Paul Jacobs, Repeal of Taxpayer Funding of Abortion, Reproductive Health Act, Transgender Birth Certificates, Ultrasound Opportunity Act, Witness Slips
The regular session of the Illinois General Assembly ended at midnight on May 31st. When that deadline passed, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) called for a Special Session of the Illinois House in order to finish what they started--namely the expansion of immorality, exploitation of citizens with new fees and taxes, and irresponsible spending of state government. They finished "business" on Sunday.
State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) introduced the bi-partisan Pupil Physical Privacy Act (HB 4474), which if passed would require the following:
[A] school board to designate each pupil restroom, changing room, or overnight facility accessible by multiple pupils simultaneously, whether located in a public school building or located in a facility utilized by the school for a school-sponsored activity, for the exclusive use of pupils of only one sex. Defines “sex” as the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and identified at birth by that individual’s anatomy.
Signing on as co-sponsors …
Posted in Education, Sexuality
Tagged Barbara Wheeler, Bill Mitchell, C.D. Davidsmeyer, David Reis, District 211, Dwight Kay, HB 4474, Jeanne M. Ives, John D. Anthony, John M. Cabello, Keith Wheeler, Mark Batinick, Mary E. Flowers, Pupil Physical Privacy Act, Reginald Phillips, Sherry L. Jesiel, Thomas Morrison
As a result of three videos from the Center for Medical Progress that have exposed the dark, sickening underbelly of Planned Parenthood, 31 Republicans and 1 Democrat have filed a resolution (HR 671) urging “the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Executive Inspector General, the Illinois Attorney General, and the Illinois Depart of Revenue to investigate Planned Parenthood’s procedures for abortions, obtaining informed consent, and sale of donation of human fetal tissues across the state.”
Moreover, the resolution urges these same government bodies to “investigate which organizations across the state are involved in purchasing or accepting human …
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Adam Brown, Barbara Wheeler, Brian W. Stewart, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Charles E. Meier, Dan Brady, David Harris, David McSweeney, David Reis, Donald L. Moffitt, Dwight Kay, Ed Sullivan, Grant Wehrli, II, Jeanne Ives, Jerry F. Costello, Joe Sosnowski, John D. Cavaletto, John M. Cabello, Keith Wheeler, Margo McDermed, Mark Batinick, Norine Hammond, Patricia R. Bellock, Planned Parenthood, Randy Frese, Reginald Phillips, Robert W. Pritchard, Ron Sandack, Sheri L Jesiel, Steven Andersson, Terri Bryant, Thomas Morrison, Tim Butler, Tom Demmer