Friday, August 14th, 2015
Update from the Capitol 8/14/15

The budget stalemate is dragging on in Springfield, but there was a bit of good news this week with passage of a “Federal Funds” budget that will allow for the…

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Governor Rauner Declares Local Counties Ag Disaster Areas

This week Governor Rauner declared all of the counties in the 106th district Agricultural Disaster Areas due to crop losses caused by the rain and flooding. Farmers who believe they…

Friday, August 7th, 2015
Governor Signs Locally-Initiated Financial Protections for Seniors and the Disabled

Illinois seniors and the disabled will be better protected from financial abuse under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Governor Rauner. State Representative Tom Bennett, the measure’s chief House Sponsor,…

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Rep. Bennett’s School Security Measure Becomes Law

 Local school districts in Illinois will now have the flexibility they need to thoroughly discuss measures to keep students and staff safe from threats of harm, thanks to a new…