Gov. J.B. Pritzker has filed an emergency rule to punish businesses that open to customers in defiance of his illegal lock-down orders. Violators could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is a fine between $75 and $2,500. Additionally, this emergency rule extends the governor’s emergency authority from 30 days to 150 days.
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Tagged Amanda Vinicky, Andre Thapedi, Bill Cunningham, Chuck Weaver, COVID–19, emergency rule, Fran Hurley, J.B. Pritzker, JCAR Committee, Keith Wheeler, Kimberly Lightford, Mike Halpin, Paul Schimpf, Steve Reick, Sue Rezin, Tom Demmer, Tony Munoz
In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman (R-Pontiac), John Curran (R-Lemont), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Karen McConnaughay (R-West Dundee), Chris Nybo (R-Hinsdale), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Tom Rooney (R-Palatine) voted with Democrats on this partisan resolution. (Updated at 7:30 pm)
According to Illinois Review, McConnaughay made this remarkably foolish and dishonest statement in defense of her traitorous vote:
The intention of the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus is
Posted in How Did They Vote, Illinois Politics, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Chris Nybo, Elise Bouc, Equal Rights Amendment, Jason Barickman, Jennifer Camille Lee, Karen McConnaughay, Mike Connelly, Nancy Thorner, Pam Althoff, Phyllis Schlafly, Selective Service, STOP ERA Illinois, Sue Rezin, Tom Rooney, U.S. Constitution
Have you heard about the “Grand Bargain” that has been travelling the bumpy road of the legislative process in Springfield during this General Assembly session? Not surprisingly, it is neither a bargain nor grand for taxpayers.
Illinois Senate Minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) has been (or was?) working with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) for a few months on trying to craft a budget that can pass.
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Tagged Bill Brady, Bruce Rauner, Christine Radogno, Dave Syverson, Illinois Policy Institute, income taxes, Jim Oberweis, John Cullerton, john tillman, Kyle McCarter, Michael Madigan, sales taxes, Sue Rezin, Tim Bivins
How did they vote?
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 39 to 11 with 6 voting present to pass SJRCA 75, a completely unnecessary proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to eradicate sex as a legitimate characteristic on which to base reasonable distinctions.
Click HERE to see how your state senator voted on this legislation, or look at the graphic below. State Senators Pam Althoff (R-McHenry), Karen McConnaughay (R-South Elgin), and Sue Rezin (R-Morris) spoke against the bill. Unfortunately, Republican leader Christine Radogno and Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) voted in favor of it.
The bill now moves to the …