Rep. Aaron Schock

Costs Of Special Election Shock County Clerks

Mar 23, 2015

The resignation of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and the required special election have officials in the 19 Illinois counties in his 18th Congressional District concerned about how to cover those costs.

County clerks they are asking Illinois lawmakers to delay a new state law allowing same-day voter registration which takes effect June 1, the Associated Press reports.

The pool of potential candidates is forming to take over the Illinois 18th District Congressional seat, just one day after U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock announced his resignation in the wake of questions about his expenses and connections to political donors.

The four-term congressman said Tuesday that he will resign effective March 31.

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood confirmed this morning that he will be a candidate. He is the son of Ray LaHood, who held the District 18 seat for 14 years before leaving to serve as President Barack Obama’s Transportation Secretary

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Northern Illinois congressman Aaron Schock built his personal wealth off of extensive business dealings with campaign contributors. 

That’s according to an AP review. The Republican was under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors.

Parents of those with disabilities will be able to save more in the New Year to care for their adult children. Previously, working adults with disabilities could keep no more than $2,000 for additional care and basic life expenses without being penalized by Social Security. 

Northern Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock says the measure allows savings of up to $14,000 per year, tax deferred, on behalf of those with disabilities:

Illinois GOP Weighs In On Immigration Overhaul

Aug 9, 2013

In Washington, the debate over an immigration overhaul is taking on a different tone. Some Republicans in the House are softening their stance against a key provision. That includes a member of Illinois’ Congressional delegation. Will other Illinois Republicans follow suit?