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 […]