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 […]
In observance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Month this May, the Illinois State Police, together with law enforcement agencies across the state, are honoring the dedication and sacrifices of police officers.  This annual month of recognition was created to unite in remembrance of those who made the […]
High school students can access valuable resources to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).  The FAFSA form is an application process that determines how much federal financial aid a student is eligible to receive, which could […]
On May 7, Senate lawmakers donned sneakers with their usual session attire and suit jackets to demonstrate solidarity with cancer patients and survivors throughout the state. This unique fashion choice was inspired by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a joint initiative between the American Cancer Society […]
On May 8, Senate lawmakers heard testimony on new legislation to improve accessibility and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers in public spaces. Senate Bill 2908, also known as Sami’s Law, would require certain public buildings, such as the State Capitol building and state […]
The Illinois Senate recently advanced legislation to formally recognize the United States Space Force as an official branch of the United States Armed Forces. House Bill 5640, sponsored by Senator Tom Bennett, changes state law to include the Space Force wherever the Armed Forces are mentioned. […]
To enhance the safety of minors across the state, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that mandates public posting of child abuse reporting information in various public establishments.  House Bill 4350 requires establishments to display a notice, developed by the Department of Children and Family Services […]
Raising awareness of the challenges faced by those living with mental health conditions, the month of May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month was created to reduce the stigma around mental illness and educate the public about […]
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) is offering grant funding to boost economic growth in downtown areas throughout the state. The IDCEO recently announced $30 million in grant funding for the Rebuild Illinois Downtowns and Main Streets Capital (RDMS) and Research in Illinois […]
In response to the growing number of dangerous incidents involving suspects fleeing from police and endangering motorists, Senate Republican lawmakers gathered with local law enforcement representatives to unveil new legislation designed to hold suspects accountable in these situations.  Senate Bill 1807, proposed by Senate Republican Leader […]