As Veterans Day approaches, and we look for ways to honor Illinois veterans and tell their incredible stories, the Senate Republican Caucus is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 4-15.
This is tremendous news for the people of Willowbrook and the surrounding communities. The risks involved with this facility re-opening were simply too great to the public health...
State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) has been appointed to serve on a task force that will develop solutions to combat the ongoing opioid crisis.
Opioid addiction continues to take lives in every corner of Illinois. This is a crisis that knows no cultural, economic, or ethnic borders...
The Illinois EPAs approval of Sterigenics permit is disappointing, but not unexpected. Since the beginning of this public health crisis I have stood with the residents of Willowbrook and worked with them to ensure this facility never again reopens...
As both a businessman and legislator, I hope I can lend my unique skill set to this important cause, said Weaver. I look forward to working with colleagues, stakeholders, and members of the business community to increase participation for disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprises.
State Senator Jason Plummer (54th), today, called for Senate Democrat leadership and the Governor to help advance a Fair Map Constitutional Amendment in the fall Veto Session. Currently, a bipartisan group of 37 Senators have signed on to sponsor Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4. The amendment would pave the way for independently drawn legislative maps and allow citizens to weigh in on the redistricting process.
State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois Childrens Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP), which is a statewide, public/private partnership of policymakers and advocates in Illinois committed to improving the scope, quality, and access of mental health programs, services, and support for children.
The use of ethylene oxide (EtO) for sterilization could soon be banned in heavily-populated areas, as part of new bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) along with several other lawmakers from both sides of the aisle...
A new Illinois law will ensure appropriate emergency personnel can respond quickly, and safely in an emergency situation.
Outdoor sporting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn about new laws and important dates at the Sportsmens Legislative Update hosted by Senator Jil Tracy September 4 in Beardstown.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) hopes the Tamms Minimum Security Unit will see renewed purpose under his legislation that was signed in to law on Friday, August 23. House Bill 210 seeks to identify potential uses of the currently-unoccupied Tamms Correctional Center.
In an effort to provide transparency regarding the number of public buildings that are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Gov. Pritzker signed State Senator Dan McConchies (R-Hawthorn Woods) legislation that requires the Attorney General to post data on ADA violations.
Craft distilleries will now be allowed to deliver and sell their products directly to bars, restaurants and stores, as well as open distill pubs under a new law sponsored by State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods).
Senator Chuck Weaver is hosting a Town Hall Aug. 27 in Galesburg.
Young and aspiring hunters across Illinois will now have more chances to successfully bring home some venison, as part of an expansion of youth hunting thanks to legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) and signed into law on August 23rd by Governor JB Pritzker...
Vistras announcement August 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to Senator Jil Tracy.
This week, the Governor signed legislation, sponsored by State Senator Neil Anderson, allowing schools across the state to store an undesignated supply of glucagon to treat students with diabetes.
Free health screenings and information about programs that benefit senior citizens will be featured at the Senior Health and Information Fair Aug. 21 in Metamora being sponsored by Senator Chuck Weaver and Representative Ryan Spain.
Senator Chuck Weaver is hosting a free Coffee & Conversation August 22 at Big Catz BBQ, 221 E. Main St. in Knoxville.
The State of Illinois has announced that a new St. Louis Cardinals permanent Illinois license plate will be available for purchase after Labor Day.
State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) says sexual assault survivors deserve the respect in knowing the status of their evidence, which is why he proudly sponsored a new law that provides survivors more transparency during the processing of their rape kits. Senate Bill 1411 was signed into law on Friday, August 16.
Stricter reporting and investigative requirements will now be required by law in situations where an infant has died suddenly and unexpectedly thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and State Representative Thomas Bennett (R-Pontiac).
McHenry, IL Getting Illinois veterans the help they need for service-related ailments and ensuring they are properly compensated is the aim of the newly-created Veterans' Service-Related Ailments Task Force. State Sen. Craig Wilcox, a 24-year Air Force veteran, is one of four legislators serving on the panel ...
McHenry, IL State Sen. Craig Wilcox will join two other lawmakers and 19 other state and local appointees on the newly-created Elder Abuse Task Force ...
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