Recently, the Pritzker Administration announced plans to make significant cuts to funding for programs that help the developmentally disabled community. The specific cuts would amount to 2.5 million less hours that Direct Support Professionals (DSP) could provide services in group homes, where approximately 10,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) […]
On the same day that lawmakers returned to Springfield, the bipartisan and bicameral Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) met to discuss new permanent rules for the state’s “assault weapons” ban (AWB) proposed by the Illinois State Police (ISP). Currently, the State is operating under emergency […]
The Illinois General Assembly kicked off the 2024 regular session on Jan. 15. Lawmakers spent much of the week in meetings with constituents, other lawmakers, and drafting legislation that they plan to file. The General Assembly is expected to take up a number of serious issues during the session, including the ongoing […]
Today, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) announced the launch of her “Safe Screens, Healthy Minds” initiative, which intends to address the harmful effects that social media platforms have on young, developing minds, and to hold social media platforms accountable for deceptive practices. During the first phase […]
State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has taken an important step in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Illinois students by filing legislation aimed at preventing inappropriate relationships between teachers and students. Senate Bill 2823 makes it illegal for any teacher to engage in sexual activity, whether […]
A group of Republican legislators is stepping up to provide legislative solutions to a migrant crisis that is overwhelming state and community resources. At a Capitol press conference on Tuesday, State Senators Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) and Dave Syverson (R-Cherry Valley), along with Assistant House Republican Leader […]
Valentines Day is all about showing our appreciation and care for each other. This is why we are once more working to collect Valentine’s cards for seniors living in retirement homes, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities throughout Illinois. Cards can be dropped off or mailed […]
A report on the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for 2023 shows a year’s worth of issues within the troubled agency. A January 2024 report released by the Illinois Inspector General revealed that in 2022, nearly 50 more children died while on the […]
Illinois State Police are encouraging drivers in the new year to avoid letting their anger get the best of them while out on the roads. The “Road Rage. Don’t Engage” campaign is designed to educate the public on the signs of road rage and tips on […]
In March 2022, former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was indicted on 23 counts of racketeering, bribery, and official misconduct. Madigan resigned after losing the House speakership in January 2021. Madigan’s trial has been postponed from April until Oct. 8 after a recent court hearing. […]