Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced he will sign controversial abortion funding expansion House Bill 40 into law, which critics say will increase the number of abortions from the reported 111 in LaSalle County in 2015.
Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) has joined a growing list of Republicans pulling their support from Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election bid after the governor signed legislation that expands funding for abortion coverage.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) contends that the 17-count felony indictment against Brian Towne might be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how deep corruption ran in his office during his time as LaSalle County's state's attorney.
Former LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne told a Chicago publication that he was not involved in tryng to change state law to protect his State’s Attorney Felony Enforcement (SAFE) program, which the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) say seems awfully coincidental.
Former LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne was in court for his arraignment on 17 felony counts recently, and a group of protesters made sure he knew they were watching, according to a Facebook post by the LaSalle County Republican Party.