Springfield, IL – State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) has passed a bill that could help alleviate the teacher shortage across the state by providing flexibility and incentives for established educators. “Our teachers are incredibly important and with the teacher shortage still a persistent and serious […]
Springfield, IL – State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has passed a bill with the hopes to keep renewable energy components like wind turbines and solar panels out of landfills. “With Illinois turning to wind and solar as a main source of energy, we need to find […]
Illinois Democrats continue effort to expand $1.1 billion program for undocumented immigrant healthcare SPRINGFIELD, IL… As Title 42 expires and thousands amass at the United States border with Mexico, State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is highlighting the ballooning cost of a billion-dollar program that provides healthcare […]
Springfield, IL – A preexisting Enterprise Zone in the Lee County area is now one step closer to being safe from potential wind farm projects uprooting years of planning thanks to legislation filed and passed by State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills). The Lee-Ogle Enterprise Zone […]
SPRINGFIELD – Emergency situations caused by some “nuisance” animals in and around communities could be more quickly resolved by local officials thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) and approved by the General Assembly.Senate Bill 1745 amends the Wildlife Code to exempt drainage […]
Springfield, IL – On Wednesday May 5, State Senator Sally Turner’s (R-Beason) sponsored legislation that would create greater access to potentially life-saving fentanyl testing strips passed out of the Illinois Senate unanimously. “The United States has seen a nearly 280 percent increase of fentanyl deaths since […]
Springfield, IL – Illinois Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) has filed a resolution, known as the Protect Minors’ Online Mental Health Initiative, which aims to help protect minors from harmful and addictive algorithms that social media companies employ. “It is the obligation of both state […]
The first round of anticipated renewal notices for Medicaid have started arriving in Illinois mailboxes, as the state’s annual Medicaid re-enrollment came back into effect. In March, the federal government ceased pandemic funding to states for maintaining continuous Medicaid renewal. Now the beginning round of users […]
This week in the highly publicized corruption trial, the four ComEd defendants were found guilty of a nine-count indictment accusing them of conspiracy, bribery, and falsifying documents in an effort to influence then-House Speaker Mike Madigan. In a weeks-long trial, federal prosecutors have successfully proven that […]
With less than three weeks remaining in the spring legislative session, Senate Republicans joined for a press conference on Thursday to urge majority party lawmakers to reevaluate their priorities. Republicans pointed to misplaced priorities in areas of health care, the care of at-risk children with Department […]