Over 50 students from seven high schools in Kane and McHenry Counties recently gathered at Judson University in Elgin for State Senator Don DeWitte’s annual Youth Advisory Council (YAC). High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors met for a full day to learn about the legislative process, […]
As state’s attorneys from across Illinois continue to file lawsuits trying to block the implementation of the SAFE-T Act, confusion has only increased as to what the new law will do, and how it will affect public safety. In an attempt to provide people with answers, […]
State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) welcomed dozens of high school students to take a deep dive government and try their hand at the lawmaking process. The event was part of Barickman’s ongoing Youth Advisory Council (YAC) program, which is designed to engage young people in government. […]
In the wake of yet another company facing federal charges after admitting it illegally attempted to influence former House Speaker Michael Madigan, State Senator Sue Rezin is renewing calls to implement the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus’ Voter Empowerment Project. The Voter Empowerment Project is a series […]
Springfield, IL… Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released the following statement: “This morning’s news comes as little surprise. This is exactly the environment that has been created by the Democratic machine in order to be able to do business in Springfield these days. Businesses […]
State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) released the following statement: “First, I would like to ask everyone to join me in praying for the speedy recovery of these officers, these heroes, who put their lives on the line for us every day. Please also pray for their […]
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 […]