State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) has released the below statement following the announcement and potential sale of US Steel to Nippon Steel Corporation: “For me, the question of whether this potential sale is good news or not, will come down to whether it will allow […]
Illinois deer hunters have wrapped up the primary firearm season, with the total harvest falling just a bit short of their total quarry last year. According to data from IDNR, 76,232 deer were harvested during the seven-day 2023 Illinois firearm deer season. This was a slight decrease from […]
As families across the state continue to deck the halls with seasonal décor for the holidays, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshall is encouraging people to be cautious when decorating with candles and lights this holiday season.  The Office offers the following tips to stay fire-safe […]
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and a group of professional fishermen teamed up to reduce the number of invasive carp populating the Illinois River. IDNR biologists, Illinois River Biological Station biologists, and commercial fishing contractors caught more than 700,000 pounds of silver carp within 10 days […]
Volunteer firefighters and EMTs are getting financial help from the state to help them cover the costs of training and equipment. Eligible Illinois emergency volunteers may now receive a $500 non-refundable income tax credit starting next year. A volunteer emergency worker is defined as a person […]
Pro-life advocates reached a new milestone in their fight to keep crisis pregnancy centers operating in Illinois through a proposed agreement with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to halt enforcement of a controversial law. Senate Bill 1909 was proposed by Raoul and passed by Illinois Democrats […]
Members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) met Dec. 12 to hear testimony from agencies on proposed rules. This meeting included testimony from the Illinois State Police (ISP) on their proposed permanent rules for enforcement of the state’s “assault weapon” ban (AWB).  For now, ISP’s […]
The state of Illinois has officially taken the next step necessary to pave the way for the development of new nuclear reactors, as the Governor signed Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin’s (R-Morris) legislation, House Bill 2473, to lift the nuclear moratorium on small modular […]
The City of Chester is now one step closer to securing access to a new source of clean water after State Senator Terri Bryant’s legislation, Senate Bill 950, was signed into law by the Governor this afternoon. “Safe access to clean drinking water is an essential […]