John Curran: Pritzker’s budget prioritizes non-citizens over Illinois taxpayers  Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement on the Senate passage of the FY 25 Budget: “A budget is a list of priorities, and this budget passed by the Democratic Majority prioritizes newly […]
Spring planting in Illinois is well under way but is currently trailing last year’s pace. However, farmers were able to make recent headway thanks to a spell of dry weather and average soil temperatures.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics […]
State leaders gathered in Springfield on May 14 to attend the 31st Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Medal of Honor Ceremony.  The service and ceremony were held at the Bank of Springfield Center, brining together scores of firefighters from across Illinois to honor and remember their […]
A new bill introduced to reduce the risk of accidents and protect tow truck operators and emergency responders has advanced in the Senate. House Bill 4255, sponsored by State Senator Erica Harriss, aims to enhance roadway safety in Illinois by allowing the use of green lights […]
The General Assembly has passed legislation to require Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) road studies on traffic and environmental impact to be made public, which could potentially provide savings on local projects while improving transparency on state decisions. House Bill 5138, sponsored by State Senator Jason […]
Hundreds of members of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) took a taxpayer-funded day off at the Capitol May 15 to demand $1 billion more in state funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Hypocrisy was on full display as the union’s members took a day away from […]
In observance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Month this May, the Illinois State Police, together with law enforcement agencies across the state, are honoring the dedication and sacrifices of police officers.  This annual month of recognition was created to unite in remembrance of those who made the […]
High school students can access valuable resources to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).  The FAFSA form is an application process that determines how much federal financial aid a student is eligible to receive, which could […]
On May 7, Senate lawmakers donned sneakers with their usual session attire and suit jackets to demonstrate solidarity with cancer patients and survivors throughout the state. This unique fashion choice was inspired by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a joint initiative between the American Cancer Society […]
On May 8, Senate lawmakers heard testimony on new legislation to improve accessibility and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers in public spaces. Senate Bill 2908, also known as Sami’s Law, would require certain public buildings, such as the State Capitol building and state […]