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August 30, 2016

Thillens Disappointed in Ruling Against Independent Map Amendment

Republican candidate for Senate District 28 Mel Thillens recently expressed his disappointment with the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling on the Independent Maps Amendment. “It’s a shame that entrenched politicians and their insider allies would fight to deny Illinoisans the right to vote for Independent Maps, and I am disappointed in the court’s decision to side with them over the will …

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June 22, 2016

State Senate Hopefuls Practically Neighbors

The two party candidates running for state senator in the 28th District that serves portions of Des Plaines, Park Ridge and Elk Grove Village, have opened headquarters in downtown Des Plaines within two blocks of each other. Open houses were staged Saturday at Democratic State Senator Laura Murphy’s headquarters at 790 Lee St., and at Republican Mel Thillens’ headquarters at …

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June 10, 2016

Thillens calls Illinois legislature’s failure ‘appalling’ in wake of bond demotion

Frustrated with Springfield’s repeated failures to produce a viable budget — especially following the state’s recent deteriorating bond rating by Moody’s — state Senate candidate Mel Thillens bluntly nailed Illinois’ drab financial picture with no-nonsense labeling today. “The Illinois political machine is so dysfunctional right now that the state’s credit rating, already the worst in the nation, just got downgraded,” …

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