Each year, the first Wednesday in April is designated National Walking Day to encourage the public to get out and get their hearts pumping.  This long-standing health initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) was created in 2007 to get residents to prioritize physical activity and […]
A new study has named Illinois the least tax-friendly state in the nation, underscoring Senate Republican calls to address the escalating tax burden residents face.  This title was given to Illinois by the finance website MoneyGeek in its latest analysis of how tax-friendly each state is […]
Senate Republicans recently introduced legislation to put an end to expensive charging station mandates that have made it significantly more expensive to provide housing options for homeless veterans.  The 2023 Electric Vehicle Charging Act requires all new affordable housing developments to include EV-capable parking spaces. Organizations […]
A controversial new state law requiring that challenges to state laws and actions can only be filed in Cook or Sangamon counties has come under new scrutiny. Now, the Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether it is constitutional. House Bill 3062, passed last […]
Two members of Governor JB Pritzker’s Prisoner Review Board (PRB) have resigned after a man released by the board killed an 11-year-old boy and critically wounded the boy’s pregnant mother. Crosetti Brand is accused of stabbing a former girlfriend and killing her son as the boy […]
As Illinois families continue to face the challenge of how to pay the rapidly growing costs of nearly everything they need, Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and Senate Republican Caucus Whip Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) have filed new legislation to provide additional financial support for […]
As part of their efforts to empower parents, Senate Republicans are promoting two bills they filed to protect kids and empower parents. Senate Bill 2590 would create the Adult Content Age Verification Act, requiring pornography websites to verify a person’s age before allowing them to view […]
To encourage daily reading by Americans young and old, March has been designated National Reading Month. March was selected as National Reading Month to honor the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of the nation’s most celebrated authors of children’s stories. According to experts, reading comprehension is […]
During National Consumer Protection Week, the Illinois Attorney General’s office released a list of some of the most common scams that plagued Illinois residents in 2023. Construction/ home improvement repairs, identity theft, and consumer debt were the top three categories of scams that Illinois residents faced […]
In response to growing efforts from activists to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections, new legislation aims to eliminate perceived vagueness in the state constitution that activists have capitalized on to push voting for non-citizens. While state and federal law clearly require U.S. citizenship to […]