Senator Radogno In The News

Radogno Property Taxes: It's all about spending   Suburban Life (August 13, 2014)

Radogno appoints Rezin Senate Republican Whip Morris Daily Herald (August 7, 2014)

Elhurst's Chris Nybo to takeover Kirk Dillard's state Senate seat  Suburban Life (August 5, 2014) 

Kirk Dillard resigns from Illinois Senate  Naperville Patch (August 4, 2014)

Radogno offers condolences to family and friends of Tracy Sidles SJR (July 9, 2014)

State legislative leaders offer reform agenda SJR (June 12, 2014)

School-funding bill ends session as 'work in progress'  The News-Gazette (June 5, 2014)

Flat state budget draws criticism Suburban Life (June 3, 2014)

Senate Democrats eye lame duck tax deal WBGZ (June 2, 2014)

For legislature, it's a lot of wait until later The State Journal Register (May 31, 2014)

Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget Associated Press (May 30, 2014)

Deadline for state budget approaching fast WLS (May 30, 2014)

Illinois Senate committee advances advisory referendum on 'millionaire tax' Belleville News-Democrat (May 28, 2014)

Equal Rights Amendment passes in Senate Chicago Sun-Times (May 22, 2014)

Decades later, state Senate panel OKs federal ERA The News-Gazette (May 21, 2014)

Progressive tax, term-limit amendments falter at Statehouse State Journal-Register (April 30, 2014)

Democrats block term limits proposal Daily Herald (April 30, 2014)

Term Limits: One step back, One step forward WUIS (April 30, 2014)

Term limits going nowhere in Springfield The News-Gazette (April 29, 2014)

Illinois graduated income tax push stalls out Chicago Tribune (April 29, 2014)

Clayborne helps vote down term limit issue Belleville News-Democrat (April 29, 2014)

Radogno proposal would limit governor to two terms Daily Herald (April 24, 2014)

Republican leaders say state can't afford $100 million for Obama library Chicago Sun-Times (April 22, 2014)

Durkin, Radogno present counter jobs plan Suburban Life Media (April 10, 2014)

Quinn makes 1st public event since controversial audit ABC 7 News (March 13, 2014)

Quinn aide: Gov was unaware of pol's husband's windfall Chicago Sun-Times (March 10, 2014)

Lawmaker calls for review of Chicago anti-violence program ABC 7 News (March 7, 2014)

Missing money looks suspicious Champaign News-Gazette (March 6, 2014)

Radogno wants feds to probe Gov. Quinn's $54 million 'slush fund' Chicago Sun-Times (March 4, 2014)

State Senator Radogno collects constituent opinions on taxes Suburban Life Media (February 26, 2014)

Bill would reshape Torture Inquiry Commission Chicago Sun-Times (February 25, 2014)

State cries poor; guarantees $500M to workers Illinois Watchdog (February 22, 2014)

Area legislators discuss education funding at D-58 legislative breakfast The Bugle (February 21, 2014)

Unions rally against Emanuel pension changes at Capitol Chicago Tribune (February 19, 2014)

Radogno doesn't expect tax decision soon Alton Daily News (February 3, 2014)

State of the State with Christine Radogno WGN 720 (February 2, 2014)

GOP responds to Governor Quinn's State of the State Address WICS (January 29, 2014)

State spending focus of Naperville forum Naperville Sun (January 21, 2014)

Changes for Political Grant Alton Daily News/WBGZ Radio (December 24, 2013)

Gov. Quinn signs "Historic" Pension Bill; Unions move toward lawsuit WTTW (December 5, 2013)

Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul Chicago Tribune (December 4, 2013)

Speaker Madigan, work your House pension bill in the Senate Chicago Tribune (May 29, 2013)

Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down Chicago Tribune (May 28, 2013)

Democrats divided on big issues The Telegraph (May 25, 2013)

Resolution passed Thursday clears Elgin-O'Hare western access project for construction Elmhurst Patch (May 24, 2013)

Radogno questions "sham" medical marijuana bill The Doings Weekly (May 23, 2013)

Lawmakers approve required birth control lessons in sex ed classes CBS Chicago (May 23, 2013)

Legislation to ban teen tanning in Illinois heads to Gov. Quinn Plainfield Patch (May 22, 2013)

Senate OKs tanning booth ban for minors Daily Herald (May 20, 2013)

Bill would ban sale of some gun magazines The News-Gazette (May 20, 2013)

Illinois Senate panel endorses ammunition limit The State Journal-Register (May 20, 2013)

Senate panel advances plan to ban large ammo clips Huff Post Chicago (May 21, 2013)

Sen. Christine Radogno on Legislative Priorities Illinois Channel (May 17, 2013)

Madigan: 'Tough' decisions ahead on concealed guns WPSD/AP May 16, 2013)

No fix in sight for dispute with Lyons Township school treasurer's office The Doings Weekly (May 21, 2013)

Illinois Chamber honors Radogno Hinsdale Suburban Life (May 8, 2013)

Proposal would impose statewide teen tan ban Southtown Star (May 6, 2013)

Sen. Radogno shows support for Coaches vs. Cancer Downers Grove Suburban Life (May 6, 2013)

Madigan muscles through pension reform Naperville Sun (May 1, 2013)

Construction begins on Lemont Triangle Project Lemont Patch (April 16, 2013)

Police elected to General Assembly could get unpaid leave The Southern Illinoisan (April 12, 2013)

Flexco receives manufacturing excellence award Chicago Tribune (April 12, 2013)

Voice of The Southern 4/11 The Southern Illinoisan (April 11, 2013)

Illinois House says no tanning for teens Daily Herald (March 22, 2013)

Senate GOP pushes back on pension reform Chicago Tribune (March 18, 2013)

Tanning ban moves forward Alton Daily News (March 16, 2013)

Chicago public schools get to much: Illinois Senate GOP Crain's Chicago Business (March 13, 2013)

GOP says downstate schools don't get free lunch from government WSUI (March 13, 2013)

Radogno: Ban tanning for kids Daily Herald (March 13, 2013)

GOP disputes Madigan on downstate vs. Chicago school funding inequity The News-Gazette (March 13, 2013)

Senate committee approves 2 pension proposals Chicago Tribune (March 13, 2013)

Illinois Senate GOP says it alerted feds to state's pension problems Illinois (March 12, 2013)

Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensions Associated Press (March 11, 2013)

Quinn proposes $400M education cut, pension system payouts in budget address Illinois Public Radio (March 6, 2013)

Federal funding helps Southland bike trails get rolling Southtown Star (February 22, 2013)

New pension fix proposal shot down by Quinn Chicago Tribune (February 20, 2013)

GOP balks a new pension proposal Alton Daily News (February 22, 2013)

GOP Leader Radogno questions new pension proposal that would make income tax hike permanent The Republic (February 20, 2013)

Illinois income tax hike permanent? Suburban lawmaker proposes plan as pension fix Huff Post Chicago (February 20, 2013)

Radogno's proposed law would ban Illinois minors from tanning beds LaGrange Patch (February 18, 2013)

The Legislature's 'nickel-and-dime crud' Crain's Chicago Business (February 18, 2013)

Lemont Water Reclamation Plant benefits from $30 million loan to improve storm water management My Suburban Life Downers Grove (February 12, 2013)

New MWRD Treatment Facility to Better Manage Lemont Storm Water Lemont Patch (February 12, 2013)

Radogno, Cross disappointed by Governor's Address Lemont Patch (February 9, 2013)

Federal funds will help improve trail Southwest News Herald (February 8, 2013)

Quinn talks guns, gay marriage, minimum wage hike Chicago Tribune (February 7, 2013)

Legislators say Quinn address a campaign speech Champaign News-Gazette (February 7, 2013)

Quinn pushes for  minimum wage hike, gun control and gay marriage Chicago Sun-Times (February 6, 2013)

Political parties court Latino vote WBGZ Radio (February 7, 2013)

Calumet-Sag Trail in Lemont could be open by November Suburban Life Media (February 4, 2013)

Gov. Pat Quinn owns 11 of Illinois' 20 credit downgrades Rockford Register Star (February 1, 2013)

Christine Radogno sworn in Jan. 9 The Bugle (January 15, 2013)

State lawmakers want board to revisit decision over groundwater testing Chicago Tribune (December 25, 2012)

Officials to CN: Allow Metra to add service on the Heritage Corridor passenger train line Lemont Patch (December 18, 2012)

New bi-partisan pension-reform package emerges amid continuing GOP doubts Chicago Sun-Times (December 4, 2012)

Radogno a good choice for GOP leader The State Journal-Register (December 2, 2012)

Illegal immigrant driver's license getting bipartisan support Bloomington Pantagraph (December 4, 2012)

Senate OKs immigrant driver's licenses The Southern Illinoisan (December 5, 2012)

Driver's licenses for illegal immigrants gets committee OK Chicago Tribune (November 30, 2012)

Christine Radogno elected to third term as Senate Republican Leader Western Springs Patch (November 29, 2012)

Radogno retains top Illinois Senate GOP spot State Journal-Register (November 29, 2012)

Republican Sen. Christine Radogno will continue in post for 2 more years Chicago Tribune (November 28, 2012)

Cross endorses Radogno for another term as Senate GOP leader Chicago Sun-Times (November 14, 2012)

A scary pension reform proposal Chicago Sun-Times (October 30, 2012)

Illinois Teachers' Retirement System bleeding out Illinois Watchdog (October 30, 2012)

Are Latinos fairly treated by new voting districts? Dem, GOP leaders disagree Medill Reports Chicago (October 9, 2012)

Candidates compete for local Hispanic vote WLS ABC 7 News (October 9, 2012)

Supreme Court refuses to hear GOP redistricting challenge Republicans react Plainfield Patch (October 3, 2012)

High court won't hear Ill. redistricting complaint
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (October 1, 2012)

Vote for candidates who will reform state pensions Belleville News-Democrat (September 30, 2012)

GOP leaders says Illinoisans could get a January surprise: Lame-duck property tax hike Belleville News-Democrat (September 26, 2012)

GOP: Quinn has been too slow to purge Medicaid rolls of cheaters CBS Chicago (September 22, 2012)

GOP: Quinn administration slow to review Medicaid eligibility State Journal-Register (September 17, 2012)

Republicans: Quinn too slow booting Medicaid cheats Chicago Tribune (September 17, 2012)

GOP says Medicaid cuts are too slow Daily Herald (September 17, 2012)

Quinn, GOP officials squabble over Medicaid reforms Crain's Chicago Business (September 17, 2012)

GOP Leader: State lawmakers must reach consensus on pension issue Belleville News-Democrat (September 6, 2012)

More finger-pointing, but no answers, from state leaders on pension reform Crain's Chicago Business (August 30, 2012)

Illinois credit rating lowered again: S & P cuts state's bond rating over pension inaction Huffington Post (August 29, 2012)

S  & P lowers Illinois' credit rating over pension issues Chicago Sun-Times (August 29, 2012)

Tom Cross & Christine Radogno on pension reform WTTW 11 | Chicago Tonight (August 20, 2012)

Pension reform remains in limbo after meeting Peoria Journal Star (August 17, 2012)

Sen. Christine Radogno speaks with area seniors during Lemont senior event Lemont Patch (August 16, 2012)

Pension changes in more jeopardy as Radogno backs off Senate plan The State Journal-Register (August 17, 2012)

Questions loom ahead of lawmaker pensions session Bloomberg Businessweek (August 16, 2012)

State pension reform agreements may not happen WJBC (August 6, 2012)

Illinois makes asking for employees' social networking passwords illegalCIO Insight (August 6, 2012)

More pension talks prior to special session Alton Daily News - WBGZ (August 4, 2012)

Law puts employers on "limited profile" NBC 5 Chicago (August 2, 2012)

Quinn signs so-called Facebook bill into law Chicago Tribune (August 2, 2012)

New law keeps Illinois employers out of employees Facebook accounts Chicagoist (August 1, 2012)

Radogno, Ford law will strengthen workers' right to privacy The Times Weekly (August 1, 2012)

Law puts employers on "Limited Profile" NBC 5 Chicago (August 1, 2012)

Privacy wins a battle in Illinois Chicago Sun-Times (August 1, 2012)

Governor Quinn signs legislation to protect workers' right to privacy IGNN (August 1, 2012)

Pension Games: A WGN Special Report WGN Chicago (July 31,2012)

GOP: Gov should take leadership on pension reform St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 30, 2012)

Governor calls lawmakers to Springfield for session to push 'full-scale reform' of pensions The Republic via Associated PRess (July 30, 2012)

Featured Article: Ray Soden, 1924 - 2012 Chicago Tribune (July 27, 2012)

End of scholarships should give hope Herald-Review (July 18, 2012)

Local lawmakers react to legislative scholarship ban Patch (July 11, 2012)

Radogno hails ending waivers Southwest News-Herald (July 11, 2012)

Quinn signs legislative scholarships ban amid subpoena against lawmaker The Chicago Tribune (July 11, 2012)

Our Opinion: Premiums for retirees a realistic benefits fix The State Journal-Register (July 11, 2012)

Opinions vary on health care Southwest News Herald (July 6, 2012)

Republicans: No pension free lunch The Daily Herald (July 3, 2012)

Gov. continues to slash state spending Illinois Statehouse News (June 22, 2012)

Leaders ask for more time on pension issue Alton Daily News (June 22, 2012)

State leaders meet on pension reform WJBC (June 22, 2012)

Quinn ends premium-free health insurance for state retirees The Southern Illinoisan (June 21, 2012)

Pension reform unlikely to happen soon: Radogno NBC 5 Chicago (June 20,2012)

Quinn not optimistic about hitting deadline for pension reform The Chicago Tribune (June 18, 2012)

Children's Safety Expo encourages hands-on learning New Lenox Patch (June 18, 2012)



    Possible pension reform was the big topic in Springfield this week as legislators continued the push toward the scheduled May 31 adjournment.

    Radogno, Durkin to host FREE Senior Fair August 27

    Springfield, IL… State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Fair on Wed., Aug. 27 featuring approximately 45 local and state participants.

    Bills signed into law during the week of August 11-15, 2014

    Bills continue to be signed into law as the annual deadline for Governor’s action approaches.

    Disabled veterans’ parking

    Permanently disabled veterans would not have to continue to reapply each year in order to have their handicapped parking stickers, plates or placards renewed under Senate Bill 3255.

    Rural emergency services

    Two bills designed to help improve emergency response services in rural areas have been signed into law. House Bill 5828 and House Bill 4523 will allow greater access to life-saving equipment and supplies needed by first responders in rural areas.

    Medical Cannabis Townhall Meetings Scheduled

    Illinois officials have scheduled a series of medical cannabis townhalls across the state this month to provide information to patients, caregivers and aspiring business owners who want to learn how the medical application process will be conducted.

    Althoff Legislation Signed into Law

    On August 15, three bills Senator Althoff sponsored this spring were signed into law.

    Sign and drive

    Beginning in January, motorists who are stopped for a routine traffic offense will no longer be required to surrender their license as bail.

    Senate Week in Review: August 11-15, 2014

    Motorists stopped for routine traffic offenses would no longer have to surrender their driver’s licenses as bail, rural residents could more easily improve their emergency response services, and permanently disabled veterans would no longer have to annually reapply for parking stickers, under new laws signed during the week.

    Althoff Calls to Restore Historic Preservation Funding

    Despite efforts of State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) to rein in unnecessary spending on new add-ons to the budget and at the same time maintain appropriate funding levels for core responsibilities at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA), lawmakers still approved a budget for the agency that would force deep budget cuts in essential services, while adding money in other areas for non-priority items.

    Senate Week in Review: August 11 - 15, 2014

    A “Sign and Drive” law, legislation to assure that 911 callers will be correctly connected to emergency services, new rules to upgrade the care available through first responders in rural areas, and eliminating the need for permanently disabled veterans to annually reapply for parking stickers, are all among the new laws signed in recent days, State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

    Senate Week in Review – Aug. 11-15, 2014

    “Sign and Drive," 911 calls, improved services for first responders in rural areas, and disabled parking for veterans are among topics of legislation recently signed into law. At the same time, new evidence emerged to contradict Governor Quinn’s claim that he shut down a failed and mismanaged “Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.”

    Syverson tackles ICE Bucket Challenge

    Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joined thousands of concerned individuals across the nation Aug. 13, by partaking in the unique event referred to as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about ALS and encourage donations to fight the disease.

    Althoff Calls to Restore Historic Preservation Funding

    Despite efforts of State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) to rein in unnecessary spending on new add-ons to the budget and at the same time maintain appropriate funding levels for core responsibilities at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA), lawmakers still approved a budget for the agency that would force deep budget cuts in essential services, while adding money in other areas for non-priority items.

    New version of failed program surfaces in Labor Dept.

    A 'rebranded' version of Governor Quinn's scandal-plagued Neighborhood Recovery Initiative has surfaced, with $20 million hidden in a lump sum allocation to the state's Labor Department, which has no prior experience in administering grants.