Governor J.B. Pritzker’s government spending plan, which relies on $1 billion in tax increases, officially became the largest budget in state history when he signed it into law on June 5. Despite bipartisan opposition, the controversial budget sets a new high-water mark for government spending, surpassing […]
The Senate’s annual Memorial Day Wall of Remembrance is now on display in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda. Presented every year by the Senate Republican Caucus, the Wall of Remembrance features a moving display of photos and stories of men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the […]
On May 22, a Springfield Circuit judge issued a temporary injunction blocking a controversial new election law rammed through the General Assembly by Democrat lawmakers earlier this month. Critics say this new law is designed to protect vulnerable incumbents and reduce voter choice at the ballot […]
Amid ongoing controversy with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB), including a recent high-profile tragedy where a young boy was murdered by an offender just days after his release, the Senate passed legislation to reform the controversial body. House Bill 681 includes a number of reforms […]
This week, the Illinois General Assembly passed Governor JB Pritzker’s bloated budget and nearly a billion dollars in new taxes to fund the migrant crisis he created. Pritzker’s budget sets a new record for government spending at just over $53 billion – an increase of nearly […]
John Curran: Pritzker’s budget prioritizes non-citizens over Illinois taxpayers  Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement on the Senate passage of the FY 25 Budget: “A budget is a list of priorities, and this budget passed by the Democratic Majority prioritizes newly […]
Spring planting in Illinois is well under way but is currently trailing last year’s pace. However, farmers were able to make recent headway thanks to a spell of dry weather and average soil temperatures.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics […]
State leaders gathered in Springfield on May 14 to attend the 31st Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Medal of Honor Ceremony.  The service and ceremony were held at the Bank of Springfield Center, brining together scores of firefighters from across Illinois to honor and remember their […]
A new bill introduced to reduce the risk of accidents and protect tow truck operators and emergency responders has advanced in the Senate. House Bill 4255, sponsored by State Senator Erica Harriss, aims to enhance roadway safety in Illinois by allowing the use of green lights […]
The General Assembly has passed legislation to require Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) road studies on traffic and environmental impact to be made public, which could potentially provide savings on local projects while improving transparency on state decisions. House Bill 5138, sponsored by State Senator Jason […]