The Governor’s Hometown Awards (GHTA) program is now accepting applications for projects that made a meaningful impact on local quality of life from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. The program honors those who’ve gone above and beyond to enhance their communities. Townships, villages, cities, […]
Legislation to amend the Emergency Telephone System Act to explicitly include sheriffs as eligible members on local 9-1-1 boards recently passed the General Assembly. The hope is to recognize the role sheriffs play in ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities. House Bill 5128 addresses […]
Senate Republican lawmakers say the State Treasurer’s Office is politicizing the management of nearly $60 billion in state investments. Senate Republicans said it’s the Treasurer’s duty to protect the state’s investment portfolio and implement savings programs to help Illinois residents create a better future for themselves […]
A controversial new law that would drastically change the state’s election laws and reduce competition at the ballot box was ruled unconstitutional by a Sangamon County judge on June 5. Senate Bill 2412, which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in May, would make significant […]
Governor J.B. Pritzker’s government spending plan, which relies on $1 billion in tax increases, officially became the largest budget in state history when he signed it into law on June 5. Despite bipartisan opposition, the controversial budget sets a new high-water mark for government spending, surpassing […]
The Senate’s annual Memorial Day Wall of Remembrance is now on display in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda. Presented every year by the Senate Republican Caucus, the Wall of Remembrance features a moving display of photos and stories of men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the […]
On May 22, a Springfield Circuit judge issued a temporary injunction blocking a controversial new election law rammed through the General Assembly by Democrat lawmakers earlier this month. Critics say this new law is designed to protect vulnerable incumbents and reduce voter choice at the ballot […]
Amid ongoing controversy with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB), including a recent high-profile tragedy where a young boy was murdered by an offender just days after his release, the Senate passed legislation to reform the controversial body. House Bill 681 includes a number of reforms […]
This week, the Illinois General Assembly passed Governor JB Pritzker’s bloated budget and nearly a billion dollars in new taxes to fund the migrant crisis he created. Pritzker’s budget sets a new record for government spending at just over $53 billion – an increase of nearly […]
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 […]