Deer hunting season has officially returned to the Land of Lincoln. Deer archery hunting season began October 1 and will run through January 2024. For Illinois residents, the application for a single deer archery either-sex permit is already closed. A combination deer archery permit or a […]
According to revised data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Illinois was one of seven states to see personal income declines during the last year. This marks the first time since 2009 that Illinois saw its personal income fall. The revised data also showed that the […]
The start date for the Illinois General Assembly’s annual Fall Veto Session is quickly approaching. This year’s veto session, which occurs every year to provide legislators an opportunity to take up legislation vetoed by the Governor, is scheduled from October 24 to October 26 and November […]
If you’ve noticed lots of folks wearing pink ribbons in recent days, that’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The focus is on promoting awareness of the disease, along with the stories of survivors and those who lost their lives. Numerous breast cancer organizations also […]
Farmers in the Land of Lincoln are starting to make significant progress on harvesting the state’s corn and soybean crops. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), 23% of Illinois corn acres have been harvested, along with 19% of […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has unveiled an opportunity for private nonprofit organizations to apply for grants aimed at enhancing water treatment and waste disposal systems in rural areas. This initiative, part of the Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training Grants […]
Members of the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus are once again working to honor the sacrifices of veterans with a memorial at the Illinois State Capitol. The caucus’ memorial will be on display in the Capitol rotunda from November 7th to November 20th. It will feature a […]
Following the recent release of another scathing audit covering repeated issues with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the director of the embattled agency, Marc D. Smith, announced that he would be leaving his position at the end of the year. DCFS is charged […]
State Senators Steve McClure and Sally Turner released this joint statement today following the announcement that DCFS Director Marc D. Smith is stepping down: “Protecting and caring for our state’s most vulnerable children and families is an incredibly important responsibility of the Governor’s administration. As the […]
Former Republican State Senator Gary Dahl served in the Illinois Senate from 2004-2010. Senator Sue Rezin said, “Gary Dahl was a champion for the people of the Illinois Valley region. When I was appointed to replace Gary in the Illinois Senate, I knew that I had […]