Illinois Senate Republican Leader Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement on the passing of former Illinois Senate President James Peyton ‘Pate’ Philip who served the State of Illinois in the Illinois Assembly for 36 years: “From the U.S. Marine Corps to President of […]
The Illinois Veterans History Project, developed as part of an effort by the Library of Congress and the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, needs your help to ensure our veterans are not forgotten. The project is a statewide initiative which seeks to collect, preserve and make […]
Lawmakers were able to restore some protections for farmers and landowners which were recently stripped away in a controversial law backed by the Governor that took control of wind and solar farms from local governments. Senate Bill 1699, supported by the members of the Senate Republican […]
A historically high number of complaints were reported in the annual Executive Inspector General’s report for Fiscal Year 2023. The 66-page report, found here, reveals that 3,078 complaints were filed and 450 investigations were opened based on the information received by the OEIG. The Office of […]
An original edition of the Gettysburg Address will be on display from Nov. 17 through Nov. 28 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of a national cemetery for the […]
State lawmakers took an important step toward creating a stronger and more reliable power supply for Illinois by passing legislation end the moratorium on new nuclear reactor construction.   House Bill 2473 lifts the ban on next generation nuclear reactors less than 300 MW beginning Jan. […]
The Senate Republican Caucus proudly continued their efforts to support the nearly 10,000 children whose lives have been forever changed by the Invest in Kids Scholarship Program. Hundreds of students and their families rallied at the Capitol during the veto session, pleading with lawmakers to keep […]
Illinois has once again taken another step closer to paving the way for the development of new nuclear reactors within the state thanks to the passage of Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin’s (R-Morris) new legislation, House Bill 2473, in the Senate on Wednesday, November […]
Next week, state legislators will gather once more in Springfield for the last three days of the annual fall Veto Session. Last week the Veto Session concluded without substantial action on the vetoed bills. Instead, the Illinois Senate chose to address alternative measures, which are now […]
In November, Illinois roads can become particularly hazardous due to increasing numbers of deer during the peak of the animals’ autumn breeding season, typically leading to an increase in the number of deer-related accidents. Warning signs mark known deer crossing areas, reminding drivers to exercise extreme […]