Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) introduced legislation Friday that would prohibit teens 17 and younger from tanning in sunless tanning beds.
New legislation introduced Friday would prohibit all Illinois minors from using sunless tanning beds. Senate Bill 2244, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from sunless tanning. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Radogno said in a press release that lawmakers need to take more serious action to prevent the "potentially deadly effects" of tanning. “Just as we don’t give children the option to smoke, they shouldn’t be allowed to tan indoors—which medical studies show is a dangerous, and even deadly, practice,” Radogno said in a statement. “The light from indoor tanning beds is considered a Class 1 carcinogen, and …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) was chosen to continue her position Wednesday during the inauguration ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly.
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno will once again serve as the Illinois Senate Republican Leader after being elected to her third term Wednesday during inaugural ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly. Radogno, a Lemont resident, faced a challenge from conservative Sen. Kyle McCarter of Lebanon, according to the Chicago Tribune. Senate Republicans met behind closed doors, and elected Radogno by acclamation. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” Radogno said in a release. "I thank the constituents of the 41st District for giving me the privilege to represent them in the state capitol and the opportunity to serve as Leader. Illinois faces many challenges, but by working together our Caucus has had some success …
Monday, August 13, 2012
About 40 local and state organizations will take part in the health fair in Lemont on Wednesday.
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Wed., Aug. 15 featuring approximately 40 local and state participants. The event will be held on Wed., August 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness Center at 16028 127th Street in Lemont. Refreshments will be provided, and guests can take advantage of free heath screenings to assess hearing, grip strength and balance assessment, and to check blood pressure. Information will be available on a variety of topics including transportation and assisted living options, home and fire safety, and financial security—including how to save money on utilities. The State Treasure’s Office will also …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno applauded Gov. Pat Quinn for signing off on legislation to abolish the controversial program.
Local lawmakers applauded Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for signing off on legislation to abolish the state's scandal-ridden legislative scholarship program. The adoption of House Bill 3810 ends 100 years of legislators being able to award deserving or undeserving college students with annual scholarships to state universities, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The controversial program came under fire in recent years after legislators began misusing it, awarding scholarships to children of legislative employees and campaign donors instead of students in need of financial aid. “There is no place for political scholarships in Illinois,” Quinn told NBC Chicago. “I believe in the power of education, the importance of ethics and integrity…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It's always good to be caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Statehouse News that were written by various Illinois Statehouse News reporters. SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers took another step toward eliminating the long-scrutinized legislative scholarship program, and state retirees protested a proposed reduction in the amount the state pays for their continued health insurance coverage. Senate committee votes to end legislative scholarship program Illinois’ controversial legislative scholarship program is one step closer to extinction, after the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to eliminate it. House Bill 3810, which would end the program next year, now moves to the Senate for a vote. …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The state GOP leader from Lemont announced Tuesday that she and a half-dozen state senators were backing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead of the March 20 primary.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Radogno announced her support for Durkin, who is seeking re-election in the 82nd District.
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced Monday her endorsement of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) for re-election in Illinois' 82nd District. “Jim Durkin has been an exceptional state representative for our community and a great advocate for our Republican ideals in Springfield,” Radogno said in a news release. “He is a very effective legislator, who is respected in his role as Assistant Minority Leader and also responsive to constituents in the district." Durkin is running against Lemont resident Laura Reigle in the March 20 Republican primary. He has represented the 82nd district since 2006 and served as state representative for the 44th district from 1995 to 2002. The Illinois primary marks Reigle's first bid for …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Lemont resident Duane Bradley says he will run in the March 20 Republican primary as a write-in candidate after being removed from the ballot.
Lemont resident Duane Bradley will run as a write-in candidate in the March 20 Republican primary for the 41st Illinois Senate District after being removed from the ballot Jan. 9. Bradley told Patch on Tuesday that he has filed the necessary paperwork to run as a write-in candidate in Will, DuPage and Cook counties, according to the report. He is challenging Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) in the 41st District, which covers Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Homer Glen, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, Lemont, Lisle, Naperville, Western Springs, Willowbrook and Woodridge. According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, Bradley was removed from the ballot after the state's electoral board sustained an objection filed Dec…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) will run unopposed in the 41st District after the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Bradley lacked enough signatures on his nominating petition.
Lemont resident Duane Bradley has been removed from the March 20 Republican primary ballot for the 41st Senate district, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. In a hearing held Monday morning in Chicago, the Illinois State Officers Electoral Board sustained an objection filed Dec. 9 by Homer Township Highway Commissioner Michael DeVivo against Bradley's nominating petition, according to the state board's website. The objection claimed Bradley had only 300 of the required 1,000 signatures before the Dec. 5 filing deadline, according to Rupert Borgsmiller, executive director of the Illinois State Board of Elections. A hearing examiner reviewed DeVivo's objection before submitting a recommendation to the state's General Counsel…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday was the last day for candidates to file petitions to be on the March 20 primary election ballot. Here's a look at those who filed from Woodridge's state senate and house districts.
Editor's note: The map above shows the redistricting map for state representatives. The pdf to the right shows the redistricting map for state senators. Candidates for state and local offices began filing their nominating petitions Monday for the March 20 primary election. Federal, state and judicial candidates file with the Illinois State Board of Elections in Springfield, while candidates for county-wide office file with the DuPage County Clerk. The deadline to file was Monday. Those seeking a seat in Congress will have to wait a bit longer to file because of a GOP lawsuit challenging the state's newly drawn congressional boundaries. Last week, a U.S. district court ordered that the filing date be pushed back. The congressional filing …