State Rep. Mike Smiddy said Monday he will draft a bill to take legislative map-making out of the hands of political leaders and put it in the hands of an independent commission. The Hillsdale Democrat anticipates this effort to draw politics out of the p... read more
Some state lawmakers promise to give the extra $3,000 they’ll be paid during the next 12 months to charity. As part of a budget bill, lawmakers voted last month to stop taking 12 unpaid furlough days as they have done for the last five years. The ch... read more
Gov. Pat Quinn has inked a bill that could be both a boon to regional air travelers and create a critical weapon in the battle to protect and grow the Rock Island Arsenal. The Chicago Democrat traveled to the Quad City International Airport Saturday to si... read more
The Cities with Jim Mertens — State Representative Pat Verschoore (D) Rock Island and State Representative Mike Smiddy (D) Port Byron discuss the recently completed Illinois Legislative Session and what was accomplished and what is still on the tabl... read more
Join Mike as he calls the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull at the Whiteside County Fair!
Meet Mike at Village Hall in Prophetstown to discuss questions or concerns you have–bring the whole family!
Join Mike and other supporters to march in the East Moline Labor Day Parade! Free t-shirts and stickers for everyone! Call Christina @ (847) 863-8519 to RSVP!
Join Mike and other supporters to march in the Sterling/Rock Falls Fiesta Days Parade! Free t-shirts and stickers for everyone! Call Christina @ (847) 863-8519 to RSVP!