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      nwitimes.comMedical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-facenwitimes.comLou Lang announced late Friday that he, the Republican governor and the GOP's House leader agreed to extend Illinois' four-year pilot program until July 2020. It had been set to end by 2018, but supporters argued more time was needed because medical ...Supporters […]
    • LIVING THE DREAM: Professional couple aim to grow Johnstown-based businesses - TribDem.com May 29, 2016
      TribDem.comLIVING THE DREAM: Professional couple aim to grow Johnstown-based businessesTribDem.comAfter graduating from Clarion University in 2009, Mihalko landed a job in Pittsburgh with Jones Lang LaSalle, listed on the current Fortune 500 list, a commercial real estate firm where she had been brought on as an intern in the company's Washington ...
    • Illinois/Wisconsin briefs - Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 29, 2016
      Illinois/Wisconsin briefsDubuque Telegraph HeraldLou Lang announced an agreement late Friday with the Republican governor to extend Illinois' four-year pilot program to 2020. It had been set to end in 2018, but supporters argued more time was needed because medical cannabis sales just started in ...and more »
    • GOP: Dems must defy leaders who 'pulled the plug' on budget - Chicago Sun-Times May 27, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesGOP: Dems must defy leaders who 'pulled the plug' on budgetChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie. “This is b——-,” Sandack screamed as several other House Republicans also exchanged words with Democrats about the vote. Many lawmakers say they were caught off guard by Madigan's proposals because they have been struggling ...House […]
    • Performing and Fine Arts High School at LHS hosts fundraiser - Eagle-Tribune May 27, 2016
      Performing and Fine Arts High School at LHS hosts fundraiserEagle-TribuneLAWRENCE — Friday night at Lawrence High School, the PFA theater company will host a Broadway Revue Night featuring alumni and current students. "It is going to be a wonderful opportunity to review all of the shows the PFA theater department has put ...
    • Editorial: State needs budget, but gets rhetoric and a useless tug-of-war - Jacksonville Journal Courier May 26, 2016
      Jacksonville Journal CourierEditorial: State needs budget, but gets rhetoric and a useless tug-of-warJacksonville Journal CourierBut that's what happens when the Democrat-controlled Legislature falls lock-step with its powerful chiefs. It abdicates its responsibilities and tries to poison the well to justify the actions. Skokie Democratic representative […]
    • Illinois House Approves Budget Plan; Will Govenor Sign It? - MyStateline.com May 26, 2016
      MyStateline.comIllinois House Approves Budget Plan; Will Govenor Sign It?MyStateline.comLou Lang (D-16th). The debate was cut short by a procedural motion leaving Republicans furious and helpless. Republicans left the chamber protesting the way Democrats pushed the bill through over Republican objections. "This just has a smell, a foul ...and more »
    • Rep. Lang Calls On Sen. Kirk To Act - FOX Illinois May 3, 2016
      FOX IllinoisRep. Lang Calls On Sen. Kirk To ActFOX IllinoisWASHINGTON, DC (WRSP) — State Representative Lou Lang is sending a message to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk. In a press conference Monday, Lang says Kirk is not doing his job when it comes to confirming President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, ...and more »
    • House Democrats propose graduated income tax plan - Chicago Sun-Times April 16, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesHouse Democrats propose graduated income tax planChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, filed Friday — which will only work if Illinois voters approve a constitutional amendment to reform the tax code — most married taxpayers would pay 3.5 percent for income of $200,000 or less; 3.75 percent on income between $200 ...What you need to know abou […]
    • A team paddles in a past Lou Marcel Canoe Race. - The Harvell gazette May 26, 2016
      The Harvell gazetteA team paddles in a past Lou Marcel Canoe Race.The Harvell gazetteThis year's race, hosted by the Crescent Yacht Club, will benefit Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill. The event will happen rain or shine. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. behind the Essex County ...
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House Begins Blagojevich Impeachment Process, Lou Lang Appointed a Chief Questioner

(Springfield, IL) — There are 12 House Democrats and 9 Republicans on the impeachment committee to  investigate allegations of misfeasance, nonfeasance, and other misconduct against Governor Rod  Blagojevich.

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) as Committee Chair. Currie said that the panel’s investigation will include allegations contained in the complaint filed by federal investigators as well as other issues.

Assistant House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been appointed one of the chief questioners.

Here are the other committee members:

Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago)
Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago)
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock)
Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago)
Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston)
Rep. Gary Hannig (D- Litchfield)
Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago)
Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)
Rep. Frank Mautino (D- Spring Valley)
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago)
Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs)
Rep. Suzie Bassi (R-Palatine)
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale)
Rep. Bill Black (R-Danville)
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro)
Rep. Roger Eddy (R-Hutsonville)
Rep. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)
Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica)
Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Mt.Sterling)

One Response

  1. Blagojevich has been so successful at making himself and his office look ridiculous that about a million people are now able to remember and maybe even spell his crazy name — that’s sort of like an accomplishment, right?

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