After the usual, friendly “freshman hazing” by his Senate colleagues, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) passed his first bill through the Illinois Senate on April 27.
Illinois farmers will be given additional latitude to harvest crops in an effective and efficient way during a declared harvest emergency, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia), and passed by the Illinois Senate on April 27.
Around three dozen high school students came to Springfield this week to try their own hands at crafting and passing legislation as part of State Senator Chuck Weaver’s (R-Peoria) Youth Advisory Council (YAC)...
Hunters may soon enjoy a streamlined process to get their hunting licenses thanks to legislation sponsored by Tracy and passed through the Illinois Senate this week.
Guests frequently visit Springfield to meet with their State legislators. Click "read more" to view some of the special visitors to the Capitol this week!
With a little more than a month to go in the scheduled spring legislative session, several important bills sponsored by Senator Tim Bivins have been passed by the Senate and are now awaiting action in the House of Representatives.
The Illinois Senate has unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) that seeks to provide for a more thorough investigation into cases of child abuse and neglect where opioid use and abuse may be a factor.
Eighteen new legislative proposals representing the “Taxpayer Bargain” budget were filed April 26 by State Sens. Kyle McCarter and Dan McConchie.
With a 57-0 vote, State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) passed his first bill through the Illinois Senate on April 26.
Disabled veterans who qualified for the Disabled Veterans Standard Homestead Exemption for their previous home would qualify for a pro-rated exemption for their new home, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin.
Hunters may be provided with additional tools to help control coyote overpopulation thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) and approved by the Illinois Senate April 26.
On April 26, the Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) that would provide an owner of a vehicle the option to register their vehicle for up to five years, instead of the current practice of registering a vehicle every year.
The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) has extended its scholarship application deadline to May 15, 2017 (date it must be postmarked). Applicant qualifications and application requirements are available on the COWL website.
Veterans may soon have easier access to the extra services and support provided by veterans courts, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) that passed the Senate unanimously...
An Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) funding simulation shows State Senator Jason Barickman’s (R-Bloomington) school funding reform plan would provide a major boost to struggling schools across the state, sending more than a half a billion dollars in funding through an evidence based model without increasing costs from the previous year...