Illinois Insights: An Update from Cozen O’Connor (1/8)

January 8, 2024



State Rep. Carroll announces resignation

“State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Democrat from Northbrook, announced Friday that he would resign. Carroll was appointed to the state House after Democrat Elaine Nekritz resigned. He was elected in 2018 and won reelection in 2020 and 2022. In July, Carroll announced he wouldn’t seek reelection this year,” by the Daily Herald.

Brandun Schweizer appointed to fill 104th district vacancy

“Less than a week after the old representative [Mike Marron] has left, residents in Champaign and Vermillion Counties have a new Representative in the statehouse. Brandun Schweizer was appointed and sworn into the Illinois House of Representatives Thursday,” by WCIA.

Trump did not sign Illinois’ loyalty oath that says he won’t advocate for overthrowing the government

“The pledge, a vestige of the McCarthy Red Scare era, is not mandatory, but has been signed by candidates for decades, including by Trump in 2020 and 2016,” by WBEZ Chicago.



City Council ethics package could face uphill fight without Johnson in the lead

“The fresh debate is spurred by a slew of new recommendations from the Chicago Board of Ethics tightening rules for city contractors, campaign fundraising and advertising that a key committee chairman pledged to take up in the new year. It could be Johnson’s first significant opportunity to start to establish his ‘good government’ bona fides,” by the Chicago Tribune.

Johnson administration fired staffers who complained about mistreatment by officials

“Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration fired three city staffers after they complained about how they were treated by high-ranking officials, records show,” by the Chicago Tribune.

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