Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Day care safety; Bicentennial postage stamp

State to establish accessible database on day care child safety Many newly-enacted laws will take effect on January 1. One of them is House Bill 2388, which passed the House…

Friday, December 15th, 2017
New opioid helpline; revenue goes up

New hotline to help those affected by opioid crisis The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now operating a new telephone service line, 1-833-2-FINDHELP (1-833-234-6343) to provide information about…

Friday, December 8th, 2017
REAL ID update; STEM graduates

Secretary of State offers update on REAL ID implementation For years Illinoisans have heard the warnings that our state-issued ID cards are not compliant with federal law and that they…

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Unemployment declines; Woodford residents eligible for disaster tax credit

Illinois unemployment shows slight decline The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has announced that the state’s unemployment rate dipped by a tenth of a point in October to 4.9…

Friday, November 17th, 2017
Honoring Illinois veterans; Teacher of the Year

200 Illinois Veterans to be honored during Illinois BicentennialIn honor of the upcoming Illinois Bicentennial, Governor Bruce Rauner and Erica Jeffries, the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA)…

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Veto session concludes; Harvest emergency declared

Fall veto session concludesThis was the final week of the fall veto session of the Illinois legislature. The House met on Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up its work for…

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Veterans drivers’ licenses; SAT testing being implemented

National Guard and Reserve Veterans Eligible for Driver’s License DesignationIllinois now has drivers’ licenses with a designation indicating that the license-holder is a veteran of the National Guard or Reserve….

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Veto session underway; Governor recognizes local first responders

First week of veto sessionThe House met for three days this week. This was the first of two scheduled weeks of session this fall to consider bills which the Governor…

Friday, October 27th, 2017
Rep. Bennett Recaps First Week of Veto Session
Friday, October 20th, 2017
Veto session preview; budget remains out of balance

Fall veto session begins October 24On Tuesday the House and Senate will be back at the Capitol to begin the fall session, also known as the veto session. This is…

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