State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) is championing legislation this year that rewards businesses for not just locating in Illinois, but for choosing to stay in the state. Lewis’ Senate Bill 2075 creates a “legacy tax credit” for any sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation that is headquartered in the […]
Expanding upon her efforts to address the negative effects that social media platforms have been found to have on minors, Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) held a press conference at the State Capitol to unveil the core pieces of her “Safe Screens, Healthy […]
In recognition of Safer Internet Day, State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) is renewing calls to pass bipartisan legislation to protect minors from exposure to harmful and inappropriate content online by implementing age verification requirements in Illinois. The Adult Content Age Verification Act, Senate Bill 2590, would require […]
New legislation has been filed in response to the disturbing story of a Carlinville funeral home that repeatedly mishandled human remains, including providing the wrong remains to the families of people who had been cremated. Senator Steve McClure, Representative Mike Coffey, and Representative Wayne Rosenthal have […]
When farms pass from one generation to the next, it’s not unusual for the family to have to sell off farm ground, endangering their operation, just to pay Illinois estate taxes. State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) is co-sponsoring a bipartisan proposal designed to ease the […]
State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) was presented with the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ (IAPD) Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award during its annual conference. “As someone who worked in local government before becoming a state senator, I’ve seen firsthand just how dedicated park district officials […]
Last year, Illinois farmers raised almost 649 million bushels of soybeans, a slight decrease from the previous year, making Illinois the top soybean-producing state. However, the state fell to second in corn production last year, losing to the nearby state of Iowa. The 43,000 soybean farmers […]
The Army Corps of Engineers is taking further efforts to stop the spread of invasive carp in Illinois waterways and lakes. The Brandon Road Interbasin Project is designed to prevent invasive carp from leaving the Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers and moving into Lake Michigan and […]
A new bill introduced by Illinois Senate Republicans aims to prevent potentially hostile entities of the United States from buying up farmland for potentially nefarious purposes. Senate Bill 2668 looks to address fears about the dangers of Illinois land being sold to individuals and organizations from […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) announced that they will begin accepting 2023 tax returns on January 29, 2024. Illinois residents can file state returns for free online through the MyTax Illinois website. IDOR is expecting more than 6.2 million individual […]