Continuing redevelopment efforts in downtown Quincy is the goal of legislation sponsored by Senator Jil Tracy and approved November 13 by the Illinois Senate.
A strong advocate for K-12 education, Senator Chuck Weaver has developed a program to honor the men and women whose efforts are key to the success of students.
On November 14, the Illinois Senate took a major step in addressing the pension crisis by passing legislation that would consolidate Illinois 650 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds. State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) supported Senate Bill 1300 and released the following statement.
State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement after his no vote on Senate Bill 1784:
"Illinois has some of the worst funded pensions in the nation. In 2011, reforms were put into law to slow the growth of the unfunded liability. While I believe pension consolidation is a good idea, this legislation includes irresponsible proposals which reverse key aspects of those 2011 reforms and increase pension benefits...
People who rely on vital doses on insulin each day will benefit from new legislation that caps increases in costs, according to State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove), a co-sponsor of the bill.
Insulin is literally a life or death necessity for millions of people regardless of its price, said Curran. This legislation ensures that it will remain affordable, so no one will have to choose between paying for their insulin or being able to buy groceries...
The Illinois Senate has advanced important legislation to protect at least 150 local high-paying jobs and the number of flights into and out of Champaign-Urbana, according to State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)...
As political corruption and scandals linger under the Capitol Dome, the Democrat-controlled Legislature pushed through a partisan measure in the final hour of the fall veto session giving them more power in the ethics reform process.
Click on the headline above to read a statement from Senator Craig Wilcox, after the General Assembly adopted a resolution Nov. 14 creating a commission to study ethics reforms.
As allegations of government corruption continue to plague the Statehouse, Republican legislators including State Senators Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) and Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), announced new legislation during a press conference at the Capitol on November 13 that aims to ensure members of the Illinois State Board of Elections arent funding political action committees.
In light of the recent health issues related to electronic cigarettes, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) has filed legislation aimed at reducing underage individuals access to vapor products.
Over a dozen local students had the opportunity to put their passions and concerns front and center by proposing ideas for new laws directly to State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove). The students came from four local high schools to take part in the Senators annual Youth Advisory Council program earlier this week...
Three LeRoy brothers who gave their lives in World War II will be honored on November 11th with the dedication of the Gaultney Brothers Memorial Highway, according to State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet)...
Nearly 50 high school students from across the 33rd Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in public policy, state government, and leadership during State Senator Don DeWittes first annual Youth Advisory Council on Tuesday, November 5.
The Senate Republican Caucus took action today to restore public trust in an honest and ethical state government. At a press conference in the Capitol’s blue room, members unveiled a legislative proposal to ensure independent investigations of members of the General Assembly.
The Senate Republican Caucus is reminding residents of resources available of them to dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances like opioids.
Senator Chuck Weaver will be hosting two free community events in October to talk with local residents about community and legislative issues.
On October 10, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District to his annual Youth Advisory Council, a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to learn about and experience state government and public policy.
As Veterans Day approaches, and we look for ways to honor Illinois veterans and tell their incredible stories, State Sen. Neil Anderson is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day Wall of Honor in the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 4-15.
Senator Jim Oberweis will host two free community events to help constituents learn more about preventing ID theft and consumer fraud, and about better understanding the federal Medicare program.
Senator Chuck Weaver and Representative Ryan Spain will be joined by local business leaders and elected officials October 14 to announce details of a major natural gas infrastructure improvement project in Southern LaSalle County.
As Veterans Day approaches, Senator Jil Tracy is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day Wall of Honor in the Illinois State Capitol, November 4-15.
As Veterans Day approaches, Senator Jim Oberweis is asking constituents to share a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day Wall of Honor in the Illinois State Capitol, November 4-15.
With Veterans Day right around the corner, State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is encouraging constituents to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. Constituents are encouraged to submit a photo and write a tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day Wall of Honor in the Illinois State Capitol from November 4-15.
As Veterans Day approaches, and we look for ways to honor Illinois veterans and tell their incredible stories, the Senate Republican Caucus is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 4-15.
Personal finance publication Kiplinger has ranked all U.S. states to determine which is the most, and the least, tax-friendly, based on the tax burden placed on residents. Illinois takes the bottom spot least tax-friendly, primarily due to the property tax burden.
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