The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has launched a new pilot program allowing professionals in select fields to pay application fees online through the ePay Portal. This initiative aims to streamline the application process, making it more convenient and efficient for professionals statewide. […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Program. The OSLAD Program, offered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is a state-financed grant program that provides funding assistance to local government agencies for the acquisition and/or development of land […]
Schools across the state will be better prepared for cardiac emergencies under a new law that mandates the implementation of cardiac response plans. According to the American Heart Association, thousands of students under 18 have experienced cardiac arrest. Statistics show that without prompt response or training, […]
Legislation that aims to alleviate some of the financial burdens placed on disabled veterans in Illinois was signed into law on July 1. This new law waives permit fees for disabled veterans who need to modify their homes for accessibility. Previously, disabled veterans returning from service […]
In an order released July 2, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up a legal challenge to the state’s “assault weapon” ban but left the door open to hearing the case in the future. Petitioners had requested that the nation’s highest court issue an […]
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is offering free camping near the fairgrounds during the Illinois State Fair. To be eligible for this promotion, interested fair campers need to purchase a 2024 Illinois State Fair Admission booklet from June 26 to July 3 and plan […]
IDOT’s newest Multi-Year Improvement Plan (MYP) is the largest in state history, investing $41.42 billion over the next six years in various projects touching every county in Illinois. Funding for the projects will come from a combination of federal, state, and local dollars. This program is […]
A new Illinois State Police (ISP) partnership with the Texas Department of Public Safety trained officers to better protect at-risk Illinois children. This joint venture allowed ISP officers to participate in the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) training program. The goal of the IPC […]
Democrat Ed Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman, a longtime-ally of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and a towering figure in city politics, has been sentenced to prison time in the latest in a long history of high-profile corruption cases to rock Illinois. Burke, who used his […]
Several new laws are set to take effect on July 1, including measures allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain Illinois driver’s licenses, protections for the children of social media influencers, additional safeguards for independent contractors, and changes to school assessment tests. Undocumented Immigrants Drivers’ Licenses Public Act […]