With Donald Trump winning the presidency last night, and the Republicans holding both the House and the Senate, we asked 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren, also victorious last night, to give us his thoughts on what to watch for in Washington.
There's been a lot of talk over the last year about Illinois' lack of a state budget, and a lot of finger-pointing between the political parties over the continuing impasse. Very few things illustrate the disconnect between the majority and minority parties as well as an exchange between legislators after the Democrats in the House passed Speaker Madigan's 500-plus page, $7 billion out-of-balance
If you're keeping score, it's been about 10 months since we've had a state budget here in Illinois. Funding for many, many things has been put on indefinite hold, but House, Senate, and leadership salaries keep getting paid, along with stipends for House and Senate leadership.
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
Eleven months before Election Day, more than half of state legislative elections may have already been decided.
Of the 158 House and Senate races in 2016, 81 currently have only one candidate. University of Illinois Springfield political science professor Kent Redfield says that’s the goal of the current’s redistricting process controlled by whatever party is