A group of bipartisan lawmakers has introduced a new amendment to our state’s Constitution that would take the process of drawing legislative districts out of the hands of sitting lawmakers.
Lincoln's Birthday is February 12!
The first $50 million of the $420 million dedicated to statewide broadband Internet expansion was released during the week, along with information about how to apply for the grants.
Governor J.B. Pritzker painted a rosy picture in his first “State of the State” address January 29, but Senate Republican lawmakers say a greater emphasis should have been placed on rooting out corruption, starting with revamping the state’s process for drawing legislative maps.
Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Andrew Chesney have released a statement in support of the grieving community members opposing the decision of their local Freeport School Board to remove two memorial stones honoring two former student-athletes.
A major issue with the state’s Automatic Voter Registration program made headlines during the week raising questions about the integrity of Illinois’ Elections.
In the wake of federal indictments and raids, and elected official resignations, a special legislative panel heard testimony during the week addressing ethics and lobbying legal loopholes.
The state’s population decline continues to be a cause for concern as Illinois enters a new decade with nearly 160,000 fewer residents. Our state ended 2019 with the largest population loss in the country, according to newly released census data.
As a new year begins, Illinois residents may be interested to learn about several notable new laws that take effect January 1.
As people throughout Illinois prepare to ring in the New Year, the Senate Republican Caucus is continuing to highlight new laws that will take effect on January 1.
As a New Year approaches Illinois residents may want to know about several notable laws that take effect on January 1, 2020.
Watchdog group Truth in Accounting has issued a report that ranks Illinois among the least fiscally-transparent states in the nation.
November is a month of celebrating all that is good about our nation’s freedom and its democracy.
With sales of cannabis for recreational use set to begin on January 1, state and local governments, along with Illinois businesses, are continuing to prepare for the new law to take effect.
During the final hours of the fall Veto Session, the Senate Republican Caucus united in support of real ethics reform, standing in opposition to House Joint Resolution 93 – a measure that would create a Democrat-controlled commission to consider ethics reform.
Senators and Representatives return to the Capitol November 12-14 for the second and final week of the fall Veto Session.
The Senate Republican Caucus took action during the week to restore public trust in an honest and ethical state government by introducing legislation to ensure independent investigations of members of the General Assembly.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a multi-year, $23.5 billion transportation construction program Oct. 21 that proposes to spend more than $3.7 billion in the current fiscal year alone.
During the upcoming fall veto session, during which we generally take action on bills vetoed by the Governor, Illinois lawmakers could also be asked to consider a proposal to consolidate suburban and downstate pension plans.
As Veterans Day approaches I am 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.
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.
Senator Brian Stewart will host two free community events in October to help constituents learn more about the federal Medicare program.
Demonstrating a firm commitment to Illinois’ vast agricultural industry, a Taiwanese delegation recently announced their intention to purchase $2.2 billion in Illinois corn and soybeans over the next two years.
A one-time tax amnesty program is being offered to delinquent taxpayers beginning October 1. Also during the week, members of the Property Tax Relief Task Force continued to meet in hopes of addressing Illinois’ onerous property tax burden.
Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Tom Demmer will host a free Children's Health & Safety Expo on Sept. 21 at Reagan Middle School, 620 Division Street in Dixon.
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