Friday, September 30th, 2016
State IT upgrade; unpaid bill backlog update

Illinois improving its information technology systemsThe nonpartisan Center for Digital Government recently surveyed all 50 states and rated their status on digital technology issues. In this year’s survey, Illinois improved…

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Expanded family leave; farm equipment on the roads

Illinois expands employee leave for certain family situations The Child Bereavement Leave Act was signed into law earlier this summer. Under the Act, Illinois employers who have at least 50…

Friday, September 16th, 2016
New hunting laws take effect; addition to drivers’ ed curriculum

New hunting laws take effectSome pieces of legislation affecting Illinois hunting and fishing opportunities were signed over the summer. The new laws include legislation centered on youth trapping; bow hunting…

Friday, September 9th, 2016
New concussion guidelines; Medicaid revamp

New concussion guidelines are in effect for contact sportsAs awareness of the dangers of concussions in youth sports have grown, so too has the need to take action to better…

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Help for kids in DCFS system, $8 billion in unpaid bills

Legislation, executive order, aims to help kids in DCFS systemThere are approximately 16,000 children in the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Ideally, when a…