Mary Ann Smith donated $1,000 to Democrat Thomas McNamara's election campaign committee, Friends of Thomas McNamara, on Aug. 6, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Over the last 30 days, Illinois’ already overtaxed state-run pension systems have added at least 651 retired government workers that are projected to average $1.3 million in lifetime pension benefits, according to an Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) report.
Starting on July 1, Illinois increased gas prices by 38 cents per gallon as part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s capital plan to improve state infrastructure. Rockford community members have voiced their disgust with having to pay more for gas.