On Sept. 5, the Governor’s Administration sent a notice to hospitals regarding the Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults and Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors Programs, informing them not to collect co-pays from patients enrolled in the program. The program provides top-notch healthcare to undocumented immigrants ages […]
A program that provides scholarships to low-income students is in jeopardy as it is set to expire at the end of the year if the Legislature fails to act during the upcoming fall Veto Session. The Invest in Kids Scholarship Fund helps underserved students improve their […]
Since the final day of the 2021 lame-duck session, the SAFE-T Act has been highly criticized among the public, law enforcement, and state’s attorneys. Now, two and half years later after court battles, the “no cash bail” provisions found within the law are set to take […]
Following the great success of a six-county pilot program in Fiscal Year 2023, a state grant program that provides funding for mental health services for farmers has now been expanded to all 102 counties in Illinois. Through the Farm Family Resource Initiative (FFRI), farmers and farm […]
On August 24, Tim Mapes, often referred to as the gatekeeper to former House Speaker Mike Madigan, was found guilty in Federal Court of lying to a federal grand jury and obstructing the federal investigation into his former boss.  Jurors deliberated for five hours before bringing […]
On Friday, September 1, all Secretary of State Driver Services Facilities (DMV) are adopting new hours of operations, while many are moving to appointment-only for select services.  As of September 1, all DMVs will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Only […]
Legislation requires age verification to view explicit online content State Senator Erica Harriss (R-Glen Carbon) filed legislation to protect minors from exposure to harmful and inappropriate content online by implementing age verification requirements in Illinois. The Adult Content Age Verification Act, Senate Bill 2950, would require businesses to […]
Agriculture is a major theme in Illinois during the month of August as some of the largest agricultural showcases are taking place. With the 10-day Illinois State Fair in Springfield wrapping up over the weekend, Illinoisans have two more opportunities to get their agriculture fill. The […]
It’s back-to-school season with most Illinois public schools now back in session. With the start of school comes an increase in the number of school buses on the roadways. It’s important that motorists take extreme caution when approaching a stopped school bus. When coming to a […]
As of Aug. 18, all legislation that passed the General Assembly during the 2023 spring session has now been acted upon by the Governor. With more than 550 bills being approved by both legislative chambers, all were signed into law with the exception of six, which […]