Under direction from the federal government, the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) will be returning SNAP benefits to pre-pandemic levels. Since April 2020, an emergency SNAP allotment was added to the regular monthly benefits to address the worsening food insecurity challenges resulting from the COVID-19 […]
On Jan. 23, the Governor officially announced several selections for his administration’s agency directors. Five appointments will be new to their position. As of now, the only appointment confirmed by the Senate is Natalie Finnie, the new Director of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Finnie […]
The Illinois Department on Aging is accepting nominations for 2023 inductees to the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame. This honor is open to adults ages 65 or older who excel in the categories of community service, education, performance and/or graphic arts, and the labor force. Each […]
Peru, IL – Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the following statement on the management’s decision at St. Margaret’s Health to temporary close their Peru Hospital:  “I am extremely disappointed with St. Margaret’s Health’s decision and handling of the temporary closure for the Peru Hospital. […]
Calls on Legislature to Heed the Will of Voters Who Already Rejected the Tax Springfield, IL– Today, Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) introduced Senate Resolution 27 that calls on the Illinois Senate to protect the will of Illinois voters and reject any progressive […]
Springfield, IL – Today, Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) announced that she has been appointed to the bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Ethics Commission by Illinois Senate Minority Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grover). “Unfortunately, the people of Illinois have lost faith in our state government because of […]
On Jan. 23, the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will both begin accepting 2022 state and federal income tax returns. Last year, IDOR received almost 6.2 million returns, approximately 90 percent of which were filed electronically. A number of […]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) announced Jan. 17 that Illinois produced the most soybeans in the nation once again in 2022. This is despite the slow start to the planting season due to cool and wet weather. The 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois together raised 677.25 […]
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has released a report on the economic effects of Illinois’ recent focus on increasing electric vehicle production and use. Specifically, the report claims that rising fuel efficiency standards and the recent push to popularize electric vehicles will mean a loss […]
Several lawsuits have already been filed in response to Illinois’ new firearms ban, which passed the General Assembly during “lame-duck” session earlier this month and was quickly signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. One of the lawsuits, filed by the Illinois State Rifle Association in […]