Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) views the growing red-light camera scandal as just one more reason why so many downstate residents are looking to put greater distance between themselves and the world of Chicago politics.
State Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) finds solace in a new Southern Illinois University poll that finds more than half of all state residents indicate they would be in favor of a constitutional amendment mandating a reduction in benefits for public employees going forward.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) leaves no doubt about his position on the red-light cameras installed across much of the state, arguing that the use of the devices may even be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Illinois House Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) believes the state's Republican lawmakers should feel some degree of validation by the results of a new poll that finds voters now value “cleaning up corruption in state government” as a top priority.
A year after formally refiling legislation aimed at convincing Congress to declare Chicago a separate state, Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) continues his work to put more distance between the city and his Downstate home.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was not surprised to hear former Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Julie Porter claim that her efforts at ethics reform were for the most part muzzled by powerful Springfield Democrats.
A new bill that would see local libraries vying for tax proceeds deriving from recreational marijuana sales has convinced state House Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) that there are no limits to how far some will go to cash in on this year's legalization of cannabis in Illinois.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding that a state-run program that automatically registers voters be immediately suspended amid reports that non-citizens were certified and cast votes in 2018.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) says he has yet to see much of a return on Gov. J.B. Pritzker's personal $3 million investment in what was supposed to be the best administration money could buy.
State House Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) thinks it is time for Illinois voters – at least the ones who remain in the state with the greatest population loss in the U.S. over the last decade – to start taking some accountability.