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Radogno discusses budget votes on Politics Tonight

This week, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno joined Politics Tonight host Paul Lisnek to discuss the Senate's recent votes on a budget that would raise taxes--without any accompanying reforms to provide relief for Illinois residents and employers.


The Illinois Senate has advanced a measure spearheaded by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno that would allow for permanent term limits of all four state legislative leaders.

Senate Week In Review: May 1-5, 2017

Illinois Senators completed final action on legislation during the week, while also holding a public hearing on school funding reform, and honoring those police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Senate Week in Review: April 17-21, 2017

Two reports released this week demonstrate Illinois’ need to enact critical reforms in order to improve the state’s financial footing, the Illinois Department of Transportation wants to help motorists get around Illinois, and Route 66 makes the endangered landmark list.

Senate Week in Review: April 10-14, 2017

Fixing the state’s broken school funding formula is the goal of two legislative proposals introduced this week, while another recently filed measure seeks to address the teacher shortage in Illinois’ rural school districts.

Radogno and Durkin to Host Annual Community Recycle Event May 6

State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is teaming up with State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to host a FREE community recycle event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Burr Ridge Middle School, 15W451 91st Street, Burr Ridge.

Senate Week in Review: April 3-7, 2017

This week, Senate Republicans continued to highlight their vision for a full-year, balanced budget with commonsense reforms that will put Illinois’ fiscal house in order and create a foundation for future budgeting. This forward-looking approach stands in stark contrast to House Democrats who, devoid of any new ideas and solutions, ran another stopgap budget containing no reforms to change the system.

Senate Week in Review: March 20-24, 2017

As the General Assembly and the Governor struggle to come together on a budget compromise that prioritizes reductions to government spending and waste, while also advancing associated structural reforms intended to provide the state with long-term fiscal solvency and stability, momentum seems to be building in favor of compromise pension proposals introduced by Senate Republican lawmakers that could form the foundation for positive negotiations moving forward.

Senate Week in Review: February 20-24, 2017

Senate lawmakers are preparing to return to Springfield on Feb. 28, hoping to make progress toward ending Illinois’ ongoing budget impasse.

Senate Week in Review: February 6-10, 2017

This week, a bipartisan effort continued in the Illinois Senate to develop a balanced budget, with spending cuts and structural reforms, which will get the state moving forward again. And while progress continues to be made, Senate Republicans say more work needs to be done before the entire budget package should be voted on in the Senate.

Senate Week in Review: January 23-27, 2017

A budget framework continued to be debated and fine-tuned this week as lawmakers gathered input on a package of bills that would help set Illinois on the right fiscal course. Governor Rauner also gave his third State of the State address and called on lawmakers to put partisanship aside for the good of Illinois residents while imploring the Senate to continue their bipartisan efforts to find consensus on the budget framework.


Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno today announced her Republican leadership team for the 100th General Assembly.


State Senator Christine Radogno, recognized by her Republican peers for her steadfast leadership and dedication to the families of Illinois, has been sworn in for a fifth term as Senate Republican Leader. Radogno’s selection comes as legislators in both chambers celebrated the 100th General Assembly’s inaugural ceremonies at the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 11.

Senate Week in Review: January 2 – 6, 2017

Lawmakers return to Springfield January 9 with two days to conclude the work of the 99th General Assembly prior to the new 100th General Assembly being sworn-in on January 11.

Laws taking effect on January 1, 2017

When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2017, nearly 200 new laws will take effect in the state of Illinois. These laws address issues ranging from veterans’ affairs to families and children, hunting and trapping, and public safety. Other new laws make changes to the criminal justice system, seek to assist law enforcement and advance safety provisions for Illinois motorists.