* From the governor’s office…
Hi, Rich –
Some updates for you…
Rockford, Green Oaks, and Effingham County all passed the resolution.
I have attached Green Oaks, will send Rockford and Effingham County when I get it.
Rockford: Pop. 150,251.
Green Oaks: Pop: 3,870.
Effingham County: Pop. 34,307.
The Vandalia City Council voted 6-1 to table the resolution last night.
* From the Rockford Register Star…
A divided City Council voted to support Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda,” his plan for fixing what ails Illinois.
The vote was 8-5 on a resolution that dominated discussion Monday, even though it was a nonbinding measure that will be sent to Springfield in support of Rauner. Winnebago County endorsed the measure April 9. […]
“I’m a Democrat, but I like 90 percent of what’s on here,” said Ald. Venita Hervey, D-5.
Hervey voted with the majority, which included Republicans Tim Durkee, Jamie Getchius, Kevin Frost, Frank Beach, John Beck and Joseph Chiarelli, and independent Teena Newburg. Democrats Tom McNamara, Marcus Hill, Jeanne Oddo, Karen Elyea and Linda McNeely voted against the measure.
Beach said the state has money problems that it has to deal with, and this was a way to start a discussion. Durkee said the government needs reforming.
“I’ve diagnosed Springfield as insane,” said Durkee, a physician.