Legislation requires age verification to view explicit online content State Senator Erica Harriss (R-Glen Carbon) filed legislation to protect minors from exposure to harmful and inappropriate content online by implementing age verification requirements in Illinois. The Adult Content Age Verification Act, Senate Bill 2950, would require businesses to […]
Agriculture is a major theme in Illinois during the month of August as some of the largest agricultural showcases are taking place. With the 10-day Illinois State Fair in Springfield wrapping up over the weekend, Illinoisans have two more opportunities to get their agriculture fill. The […]
It’s back-to-school season with most Illinois public schools now back in session. With the start of school comes an increase in the number of school buses on the roadways. It’s important that motorists take extreme caution when approaching a stopped school bus. When coming to a […]
As of Aug. 18, all legislation that passed the General Assembly during the 2023 spring session has now been acted upon by the Governor. With more than 550 bills being approved by both legislative chambers, all were signed into law with the exception of six, which […]
As the 60-day deadline for executive action approached, the Governor took action on all remaining bills.  Some of the Governor’s final actions included the signings of several bills supported by Senate Republicans. Those bills included: Senate Bill 1782 – States that a minor younger than age 16 […]
On Aug. 11, the Governor signed a pair of bills directed at establishing scholarship programs to attract talented high school graduates to attend Illinois universities and colleges. The first bill, House Bill 301, permanently establishes Illinois’ Aspirational Institutional Match Helping Illinois Grow Higher Education (AIM HIGH) […]
On Aug. 11, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a full veto of Senate Bill 76, which would have ended Illinois’ decades-old ban on the construction of advanced nuclear reactors. Senate Bill 76, filed by Republican State Senator Sue Rezin, garnered strong bipartisan support, receiving a 36-14 vote […]
(UI/EIU)-Backed Program Designed to Help Schools Keep the Best and Brightest Students in Illinois What began as a statewide pilot program, designed to keep the best and brightest students in Illinois, will now be permanent, due to legislation sponsored by State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet), that […]
The 2023 edition of the Illinois State Fair officially opened on August 10th, with a formal ribbon cutting in the morning, followed by the annual Twilight Parade in the evening. One of the event’s longstanding traditions is the construction and unveiling of the butter cow, a […]
If a parent has to consent for their child to receive a medical procedure or test, then they should be able to access the resulting records and results. That’s the idea behind a new law brought by State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield). Under prior Illinois law, […]