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Seat Check Saturday in Illinois for Child Passenger Safety Week

Recognizing that common car-seat mistakes can have deadly consequences, the Illinois Department of Transportation is partnering with AAA and child safety advocates this week during National Child Passenger Safety Week to educate motorists on what to do—and what to avoid—to keep young passengers safe. At the heart of the effort is “National Seat Check Saturday” on Sept. 23, with nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks planned throughout the state and listed at

Connelly appointed Assistant Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.

Brady to host free Shred Truck Event in Bloomington

State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is encouraging residents of the 44th Senate District to clean out their file cabinets and bring outdated documents to a document-shredding event to be held on Sept. 30.

Civil asset forfeiture reform signed into law

Bipartisan legislation was signed into law on Sept. 19 aimed at reforming Illinois’ asset forfeiture system. The reforms will increase transparency and shift burdens of proof to protect innocent citizens while maintaining the proper use of asset forfeiture as a tool for law enforcement.

EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature

Legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections was signed into law on September 18.

Barickman’s legislation to boost police recruiting signed into law

Police Department’s will soon have an easier time hiring qualified police officers, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...

Veterans’ Suicide Task Force law allows IDVA to expand programs

Legislation signed by the Governor last week outlines provisions for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) to implement recommendations provided by the Veterans’ Suicide Task Force to expand programs to benefit veterans—especially those from high-casualty combat units.

Nybo pursues implementation of life-saving ‘ Annie LeGere Law’

Elmhurst has plans to be the first city to enact the Annie LeGere Law, legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Nybo that permits police officers to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) on duty as an emergency measure to reverse life-threatening allergic reactions. However, Nybo recently sponsored an amendment to the law in response to hurdles encountered by the police department them from beginning implementation.

Senator Oberweis: Fraud Prevention Program September 21 in West Chicago

Representatives from the Illinois Comptroller’s office will be on hand September 21 in West Chicago at a free Fraud Prevention Program sponsored by Senator Jim Oberweis and Representative Mike Fortner.

State Senator Dan McConchie to host Town Hall

Senator McConchie will be providing constituents with the latest information on the recently passed tax increase, state budget, and the new school funding formula.

State Senator Dan McConchie to host Fraud Prevention Program

Senator McConchie will be providing constituents with the latest information on how you can protect yourself, your friends, and your family from scam artists and fraudulent businesses.

Althoff appointed to the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of four Illinois lawmakers appointed to serve on the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions.

Sen. McConnaughay to host 3rd Annual Women’s Conference

In an effort to empower, encourage, and inspire women, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) is hosting her 3rd annual FREE Women’s Conference on Thursday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Elgin Community College.

Governor signs Barickman’s legislation to stop abuse of court rules by governments

Units of Government will no longer be able to abuse certain outdated court rules to throw out appeals filed by citizens, thanks to State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and legislation he sponsored that was recently signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...

Consumer Alert: Massive Equifax Data Breach

Illinois residents are urged to be vigilant following a massive data breach of consumer reporting agency Equifax. Equifax announced late last week that it suffered a breach affecting at least 143 million Americans, with compromised information including Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, names, dates of birth, credit card numbers and addresses.