FFA students and agriculture advocates from throughout Illinois came together at the Capitol for Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day (IALD) on March 19.
In an effort to ensure safety and upkeep at Starved Rock State Park, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is sponsoring legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to implement a parking fee. Senate Bill 1310 passed the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee Thursday, March 21.
In an attempt to provide sexual assault victims with more transparency on the status of the processing of rape kit evidence, State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) is sponsoring legislation that would mandate the Illinois State Police to establish a statewide sexual assault electronic tracking system. Senate Bill 1411 passed out of the Senate Criminal Law Committee Tuesday.
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), pictured right, and Ashley Lamps (constituent of the 38th District), pictured left, testified in the Senate Local Government Committee Wednesday on Senate Bill 1568, which puts stricter requirements in place following an investigation where a child had died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Under Senate Bill 145, candidates for President and Vice-President would be required to publish or make their income tax returns public. Failing to do so would mean that candidate would be barred from appearing on an Illinois Presidential ballot. Under current federal law, presidential candidates are not required by law to publish or make their income tax returns public.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) are accepting applications for its next Cadet Class. Cadet Class 130 is tentatively scheduled to begin in October.
Illinoisans understand well, the amount of state and local taxes they pay each year. What you might not know is how we compare with other states.
The improving national economy may be impacting Illinois, although there’s still room for improvement.
State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) honored the life of McHenry County Sheriffs Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was a resident of the 26thDistrict, on the Senate Floor Wednesday. A moment of silence followed his remarks and coincided with the funeral procession.
McHenry, IL. The United States and Illinois State flags will be flying at half-staff at state facilities in honor of the service and memory of McHenry County Sheriffs Deputy Jacob Keltner who was killed in the line of duty on March 7.
Senator Chuck Weaver talks with local agriculture leaders from the Knox County Corn Growers Association March 6 in the Capitol.
“Without guaranteed protections for middle class families, we are opposed to the governor’s $3.4 billion tax increase.”
Senator Jim Oberweis makes his case for legislation he is sponsoring to authorize car sales on Sunday.
State Senator Don DeWitte joined his colleagues on the newly formed Senate Subcommittee on Capital in Edwardsville this week to hear testimony from colleges, universities, and local governments in the southern Illinois region on their capital and infrastructure needs.
Two state lawmakers from Kane County say providing more options for publication of required public notices will save local municipalities, and their taxpayers, a lot of money.
This week, State Senator Neil Anderson was elected to serve as the co-chair of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmens Caucus, which is the General Assemblys largest caucus. Sen. Anderson will serve alongside State Representative Jerry Costello.
Senator Chuck Weaver talks with local Soil and Water Conservation District leaders from Knox, Mercer, Peoria and Stark counties March 5 in the Capitol.
Illinois State Senate GOP leader Bill Brady joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss the state of Illinois...He address the Governors budget address and what he supports and disagrees with. Hes concerned about the minimum wage increase.
Illinois has once again ranked among the most expensive states for property owners in a new report from WalletHub. According to WalletHub’s latest analysis of state property taxes, Illinoisans pay the second-highest rates in the nation.
Several ratings agencies tasked with monitoring the fiscal health of Illinois have given poor marks to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal, noting a dependence on one-shot revenues, an uncertain pension proposal and punting on real fiscal progress.
State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) participated in the Kane County Farm Bureaus 18th Annual Food Check-Out Challenge at the Jewel-Osco in Batavia on Feb. 25.
State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) has filed legislation designed to reduce the some of the costs associated with hiring employees, with the goal of helping businesses to add more jobs..
Everyone knows Illinois has a bad reputation for businesses, which makes it hard to grow jobs, said Sen. Barickman. When it costs more to hire people, it discourages businesses from adding employees..."
LISTEN IN: Senator Oberweis discusses Governor Pritzker's Budget Address February 20
The Governors proposed budget represents a starting point for further negotiations. We heard a lot in his speech about more spending, more tax increases and concepts tried in the past. And while we as legislators now begin digging into the details, I have grave concerns about the pension plan and I remain opposed to a graduated income tax. The people of Illinois are demanding their elected officials address the fiscal crisis facing our state. If we are going to put Illinois on a path forward; then we need to learn from history, not repeat it.
State Senator Neil Anderson released a statement regarding Governor J.B. Pritzkers State Budget Address.
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