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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    New Illinois House Speaker Welch promises to ‘possibly make a lot of changes’ to House rules
    Legislature (56) Durkin, Jim--State House, 82 , Madigan, Michael--State House, 22 , Welch, Emanuel "Chris"--State House, 7

    (The Center Square) – For the first time in decades, there’s a new speaker of the Illinois House and he’s making history.

    But he also comes in under a cloud of recently revealed allegations of abusive behavior from years ago, and a close connection to the former controversial House Speaker.

    On the eve of Chris Welch’s election to Illinois House speaker, r...   read more >

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    The Story Behind Illinois’ Latest Public Pension Liability Boost, And Why It’s So Very Illinois
    Fire Marshal, fire, fire fighters (84) , Pensions (70) Martwick, Robert--State House, 19

    In the   read more >

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Hoffman looks out for the lawsuit industry
    Legal System (27) , Tort Reform (27) Hoffman, Jay--State House, 113

    Thanks to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s lockdowns, Metro-East small businesses are ailing. 

    So here comes State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea), taking advantage. That’s at the behest of the Illinois trial lawyers-- and Hoffman himself is one-- whose agenda typically comes first in Springfield.

    When a personal injury plaintiff files a lawsuit, if they win, they are typicall...   read more >

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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    EYE ON ILLINOIS: As Welch takes gavel from Madigan, Dems still face crucial questions
    Madigan, Michael--State House, 22 , Welch, Emanuel "Chris"--State House, 7

    Congratulations, you’re the new speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.

    Now what?

    Rep. Chris Welch has to be asking himself that question today. Moments into his fifth House term, the Hillside Democrat did what many thought was impossible. Although he did...   read more >

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