In a CNSNews.com article, dated Jan. 30, 2004, it was reported that a
major struggle is presently developing within the Illinois GOP for control
of the party. Apparently, grassroots conservatives are fed up with the
liberal shift that has occurred in the basic philosophy of that state’s
Republican Party hierarchy in recent years.
According to Robert Bluey, a staff reporter for CNSnews.com, state
Rep. Terry Parke, one of those advocating major reform in the
party, stressed that the party should stand for such principles as