Rauner Vetoes Pension Bill

By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network WBGZ Radio 8/27/15   Everybody’s for police officers and fire fighters. Aren’t they?Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he is for increased pensions for those who run toward danger while others run from it, but he vetoed a bill allowing those increased pensions because…

Read More

Abby Foundation marks 30 years of helping women, children

   Southtown Star – August 10, 2015 By Angela Denk   You never know whom you are going to empower. That sentiment seemed to move the crowd Friday at the 30th anniversary luncheon for the Abby Foundation, an Olympia Fields-based nonprofit that still has a goal to “raise money and…

Read More

Gov. Rauner Signs Education Funding Bill

By Illinois Public Radio and Illinois Radio Network • Jun 24, 2015   Illinois schools will be able to open on time this fall … despite an ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. Schools not having the money to operate had been a worry, given Gov. Bruce Rauner’s condemnation of the…

Read More

Legislative Update Regarding State Budget

As the General Assembly works through overtime Session, I have returned to Springfield on a weekly basis to continue to fight for measures important to the district and to the Southland. I am helping our local units of government, assisting our great human services agencies that help our indigent and…

Read More