Posts tagged: Paul Schimpf

BONUS: How is Illinois Reacting to the COVID-19 Pandemic? (Illinois Family Spotlight Special)

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This special edition of Spotlight features a timely interview with Southern Illinois Republican Senator Paul Schimpf on NewsRadio WJPF in Herrin, Illinois. Senator Schimpf lends his opnion and insight into how Illinois is treating the Coronavirus pandemic, if they are going overboard, doing too little, or possibly adding unnecessary government programs in relief packages.

Our thanks to WJPF for letting us use this interview.

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Final Election Results

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Written by David E. Smith
The Illinois State Board of Elections recently released the certified election results.  Here are the numbers:

  
  
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Governor-elect Bruce Rauner (R) won a slim majority of the total votes and by 142,284 votes over incumbent Patrick Quinn (D).  Voter turnout was 49 percent, and compared to the 2010 gubernatorial election was down two percent, or 112,353 less voters in the 2014 election.

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan won decisively with 59 percent of the total vote, beating Republican challenger Paul Schimpf who received little support from the Republican establishment in Illinois.
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