SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jil Tracy’s bill addressing the heartbreaking isolation that long-term care residents faced during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced March 30 with overwhelming approval of the Illinois Senate. Senate Bill 2322 directs the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to establish a statewide policy […]
Advocate for legislation that would leave more money in citizens’ pocketsSpringfield, IL…Families and seniors throughout Illinois are finding it difficult to make ends meet as high inflation and other economic pressures impact their bottom line, which is why members of the Senate Republican Caucus are reinforcing […]
SPRINGFIELD- Families of veterans make many sacrifices to support their loved ones’ service, but may miss out on crucial support when veterans pass away. The Illinois Senate has passed legislation filed by State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) designed to help families of veterans with their […]
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMA) fourth annual Makers Madness contest will announce its winner March 29. Last year, the title of “The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois” went to the all-electric R1T truck made by Rivian and manufactured in Normal. Out of the almost 250 products […]
It was announced last week that the State of Illinois is offering $175 million in recovery grants through the Back to Business (B2B) program. Through this program, businesses in three select categories that have been hardest hit by the pandemic will be able to apply for […]
Ahead of the March 31 deadline to get substantive bills through a third reading, several Senate Republican members have successfully moved their bills over to the House of Representatives for consideration. Senate Bill 1360 (Sen. Fowler): Creates a program where the Illinois Department of Agriculture would […]
SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to advance legislation from State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) that would remove one of the biggest issues stopping prospective teachers from making it to the classroom. His legislation would suspend the current edTPA requirement, a much-criticized evaluation […]
Springfield, IL… Senate Republican members of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee, State Senators Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) and Steve McClure (R-Springfield), issued the following statement regarding the recent appointment of Donald Shelton as the Chair of the Prisoner Review Board, replacing Edith Crigler:“We are optimistic about the […]
As March Madness begins, the American Gaming Association is predicting a large increase in betting revenue generated by the tournament. The Association is anticipating that 68 million Americans, or one in four adults, are expected to wager a record $15.5 billion. An increase from last year’s […]
On Wednesday in federal court, opening statements were heard in a high-profile trial in the case against four individuals with ties to ComEd. Prosecutors told jurors that the four ex-ComEd officials participated in a scheme to bribe former Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan in […]