On September 27, Governor JB Pritzker held a press conference to tout the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s (IDES) use of $450 million from Illinois businesses’ tax dollars to pay down the remaining $1.8 billion borrowed under Title XII of the Social Security Act. Senate Deputy […]
The Illinois Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) was scheduled to review the most recent compliance audit for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB). Breaking with standard procedures for audit hearings, PRB Chair Edith Crigler did not appear at the committee, despite committing to attend in a prior […]
Springfield, IL… Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released the following statement on Governor JB Pritzker’s hypocrisy on ethics reform and the price that is being paid by his inaction: “The Governor’s recent comments on ethics reform are nothing more than an attempt to paper […]
State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) has once again been recognized for his support of pro-growth economic policies, as the Illinois Chamber of Commerce has named the Senator as a “Champion of Free Enterprise.” “State government has a duty to ensure that businesses have the freedom to […]
Due to responsible spending and careful management of state resources, State Senator Darren Bailey’s office is returning $58,000 from his district’s FY22 operating budget to state coffers. “My team in the 55th District has spent the last year helping constituents while operating within a fiscally strong, […]
As part of their biennial Champion of Free Enterprise awards, Illinois State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) was chosen by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Freshman of the Year. The award is given to one freshman legislator in both chambers of the General Assembly […]
In response to out-of-control gas prices are that are severely hurting families across Illinois, State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) is calling on the state legislature to return session for the purpose of passing legislation to provide relief at the pump. “If you can’t afford to drive […]
Frontline DCFS employees will soon have a new option to protect themselves in the potentially dangerous situations that they face in the field, now that the Governor has signed State Senator Steve McClure’s legislation to allow the workers to be able to carry pepper spray. “Frontline […]
Emergency dispatchers will now have access to many of the same services and benefits as other first responders, due to legislation sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) and Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) that was signed into law late last week. “Dispatchers have an incredibly tough, […]
After spending nearly a year and a half working to rename the Main Street I-80 bridge in Princeton in memory of Staff Sergeant Lincoln Hollinsaid, State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) is proud to announce the initiative is becoming a reality after the General Assembly passed […]