If HB 2377 passes, voters will be able to decide whether to cut politicians' pay.
Wednesday, April 3
Elected officials have an obligation to lead by example and do their part to fix out of control, unnecessary government spending. That’s what we were elected to do. The Illinois House took a step towards reigning in state spending by adopting a spending cap for this year’s budget that will force state government to live within its means. I joined many of my colleagues in sponsoring legislation to cut lawmaker pay and reduce or eliminate compensation for state board and commission members. These are all encouraging steps towards achieving fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget. But, there is more work for us to do in order to achieve true fiscal responsibility for the taxpayers. I introduced HB 2377 to give voters the opportunity to …
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …