Illinois House http://northernpublicradio.org en Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative http://northernpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-resigns-rockfords-state-representative <p>State Representative Chuck Jefferson surprised constituents and political watchers alike by quietly submitting his resignation. The Rockford Democrat has served in the State House since 2001.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:12:20 +0000 Susan Stephens 50032 at http://northernpublicradio.org Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative House Approves 2015 Illinois Budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-approves-2015-illinois-budget <p>Illinois House members went from “doomsday” to “middle-of-the-road” when they approved a scaled-back budget for 2015.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:50:03 +0000 Mike Moen, Brian Mackey & Susan Stephens 48173 at http://northernpublicradio.org House Approves 2015 Illinois Budget Illinois House Adjourns For Weekend: No Doomsday Budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-adjourns-weekend-no-doomsday-budget <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">The Illinois House overwhelmingly rejected &nbsp;a so-called "doomsday budget" today -- one that does NOT rely on extending 20-11's income tax hike. It would have imposed deep cuts across Illinois government.</div><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:32:11 +0000 Hannah Meisel 47993 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House Adjourns For Weekend: No Doomsday Budget Two 75th District Republicans Tout Experience In Primary Race http://northernpublicradio.org/post/two-75th-district-republicans-tout-experience-primary-race <p>Next week, Republican voters in the 75<sup>th</sup> Illinois House District will choose the person they want to represent them in the general election this fall. The choice comes down to the man who has attracted positive national attention during his half-year in office and a long-time county government leader.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:36:28 +0000 Susan Stephens 44389 at http://northernpublicradio.org Two 75th District Republicans Tout Experience In Primary Race Four-Way Fight For The 50th House District http://northernpublicradio.org/post/four-way-fight-50th-house-district <p>Republican State Representative Kay Hatcher announced last fall she wouldn’t run for the 50<sup>th</sup> district seat she has held since 2009. It didn’t take long for four Republicans and a Democrat to come forward and announce their intentions to replace her. We continue our primary election previews with a look at the candidates in the district that covers portions of southern Kane and northern Kendall counties.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:29:16 +0000 Susan Stephens 44332 at http://northernpublicradio.org Four-Way Fight For The 50th House District Illinois House Approves Same-Sex Marriage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-approves-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Same-sex marriage took a big step toward becoming law in Illinois today. The Illinois House of Representatives approved gay marriage in a narrow vote.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:18:12 +0000 Brian Mackey 38636 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Cook County Republican Durkin Joins "The Four Tops" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cook-county-republican-durkin-joins-four-tops <p>Call him “House Minority Leader Durkin.” State Representative Jim Durkin was elected Thursday by his Republican colleagues as their new House leader.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Republican leader is from the Cook County village of Western Springs. He’s an attorney and has served twice in the Illinois House: from 1994 to 2002, and from 2006 to today. In between, he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:11:30 +0000 WNIJ 35367 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cook County Republican Durkin Joins "The Four Tops" House GOP Will Meet To Pick A Leader http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-gop-will-meet-pick-leader <p>Republican members of the Illinois House of Representatives will meet Thursday to try to select a replacement for GOP Leader Tom Cross, who announced last week that he will be stepping down. He's expected to run for State Treasurer instead.</p><p>Seventeen House Republicans who signed a letter officially scheduling the meeting say there's no time to waste in replacing him.</p><p>The letter says the House Republican's fundraising arm is in "dire financial straits" ... and that shoring up funds ahead of next year's election will be difficult until a new leader is in place.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:48:13 +0000 WNIJ 35212 at http://northernpublicradio.org House GOP Will Meet To Pick A Leader Illinois House GOP Leader Wants New Job http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-gop-leader-wants-new-job <div>Illinois House minority leader Tom Cross is telling his Republican colleagues today he plans to run for Illinois treasurer.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:37:38 +0000 Susan Stephens 34924 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House GOP Leader Wants New Job Illinois GOP Proposes Plan To Reduce College Costs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-gop-proposes-plan-reduce-college-costs <p></p><p>Illinois House Republicans are pushing a proposal that aims to reduce higher education costs for middle-class students. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:22:18 +0000 Mike Moen 32268 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois GOP Proposes Plan To Reduce College Costs