On Jan. 23, the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will both begin accepting 2022 state and federal income tax returns. Last year, IDOR received almost 6.2 million returns, approximately 90 percent of which were filed electronically. A number of […]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) announced Jan. 17 that Illinois produced the most soybeans in the nation once again in 2022. This is despite the slow start to the planting season due to cool and wet weather. The 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois together raised 677.25 […]
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has released a report on the economic effects of Illinois’ recent focus on increasing electric vehicle production and use. Specifically, the report claims that rising fuel efficiency standards and the recent push to popularize electric vehicles will mean a loss […]
Several lawsuits have already been filed in response to Illinois’ new firearms ban, which passed the General Assembly during “lame-duck” session earlier this month and was quickly signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. One of the lawsuits, filed by the Illinois State Rifle Association in […]
With the start of the new year in Illinois, State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) has launched his third annual “Valentines for Seniors” card drive. To brighten the days of seniors and make sure they know they are a valued part of the community, Sen. Wilcox is […]
In 2022, Senate Republicans collected and delivered more than 45,000 Valentines through the statewide “Valentines for Seniors” program. With the new year comes a new opportunity to help make seniors feel special and appreciated. Between now and February 7, State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) is […]
SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) has been asked by Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) to continue as a member of the Senate Leadership Team in the role of Republican Whip in recognition of her dedicated and effective advocacy for the people of Illinois. […]
State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) has been named to the leadership team for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. As Assistant Republican Leader, Plummer will be tasked with helping to guide the caucus and develop legislative priorities for his colleagues.“I’m excited for the opportunity to have a […]
Today, after being elected by his peers to serve as the Illinois Senate Republican Leader, Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) announced his leadership team for the 103rd General Assembly as follows:Senator Sue Rezin, Deputy LeaderSenator Neil Anderson, Caucus ChairSenator Terri Bryant, Assistant Republican LeaderSenator Dale Fowler, […]
Sworn in as 54th District Senator As the 103rd, General Assembly gets underway in Springfield, State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) has been named Floor Leader for the Republican caucus.“It is a tremendous responsibility to be tasked with presenting the Republican perspective during debates in the chamber and […]