Friday, April 29th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 4/29/2016

Key supporter backs away from mileage tax proposal The proposed mileage tax, floated a couple of weeks ago by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), to charge Illinois motor vehicle owners…

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Update from the Capitol 4/22/2016

Bipartisan compromise reached on higher education funding The news has been filled lately with stories of the hardships that state universities, their students and staff have encountered due to the…

Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Rep. Bennett legislation to help drivers, hunters, passes House

SPRINGFIELD – A pair of bills sponsored by State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) passed the House this week; House Bill 5651 which assists Illinoisans in renewing their license plate…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
No pay for legislators until a budget is enacted

The State of Illinois has now gone for 10 months without a budget. Services have been cut. People have lost jobs. Public Health Departments and Soil & Water Conservation Districts…

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 4/18/2016

Fire Fighters Memorial Fund license plate bill passes House On Wednesday the House passed my bill to allow motorcycles to carry the Illinois Fire Fighter Memorial Fund license plate, proceeds…

Monday, April 11th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 4/11/2016

Local government bill passes House A bill I am sponsoring to reduce the paperwork burden on county governments and public defenders passed the House Judiciary Criminal Law committee Monday and…

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 4/4/2016

Several bills in committee this week The House is scheduled to be in session April 4-8, with Friday being the deadline for legislation to advance out of committee. If it…