Written by Laurie Higgins
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 are John D. Anthony (R-Morris), Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), John M. Cabello (R-Loves Park), C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville), Mary E. Flowers (D-Chicago), Jeanne M. Ives (R-Wheaton), Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon), Sherry L.… Continue Reading
Written by IllinoisReview.com
Illinois taxpayers should be upset about the millions of taxpayer dollars that Governor Pat Quinn distributed to anti-violence groups in the Chicago, Rockford and Metro-East areas during the months leading up to his 2010 election, a state lawmaker said Thursday.
Earlier this week, the Legislative Audit Commission announced it would be reviewing Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
Would this panel overlooking Quinn’s program be hinting of a pre-impeachment investigation?
“No, no,” insisted Commission member State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) to Illinois Review. “The bi-partisan Legislative Audit Commission monitors all legislative audits, and we meet regularly. But this is the first time the commission has asked for subpoena powers.”
All members of the committee except one – Chairman Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) — agreed this week to subpoena powers to investigate records and talk to witnesses about how the governor distributed $55 million in 2010 through the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
Last night (1-09-2013), the Grundy County Republican Central Committee passed a resolution calling for the resignation of Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady to step down. Here is the motion that passed:
Be it resolved that the Grundy County Republican Party Central Committee immediately send correspondence to the Illinois Republican State Central Committee calling for the resignation of Patrick Brady as the State Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and for his replacement by someone who supports the 2012 Platform of the Illinois Republican Party, including its position supporting traditional marriage and the traditional family.
This resolution is in response to the news that Brady was “personally” endorsing the redefinition of marriage and family. During the lame duck session, Brady was reportedly lobbying fellow Republicans in the Illinois State Senate in favor of this anti-family policy. … Continue Reading