WASHINGTON - There's good news and bad news about Illinois lawmakers' conservative-ness in the American Conservative Union (ACU) 2017 Ratings.
"It is our hope that these ratings will serve as a guide showing who can be relied on to fight for conservative principles and restore the role of government to what our nation’s founding fathers envisioned," ACU's executive director Matt Schlapp wrote on the recently-issued guide.
Reviewing over 20 roll calls in both chambers, the ACU found no Republican senators that scored 90 to 100%, and only six House members - Bourne, Breen, Cavaletto, Frese, Halbrook and Ives - that rated highest.
In the ACU's 80 to 89% category, two senators - Tim Bivins and Kyle McCarter - rated. Neither are running for re-election in 2018. Twenty-four IL GOP House members rates 80 to 89%.
The scores, the votes and the rankings are all available to download here: Download Illinois_2017 Conservative Union Foundation Rankings or viewable HERE