Friday, March 31st, 2017
New pension reform legislation; Sirens for emergency responders

New pension reform proposal introducedHouse Republican Leader Jim Durkin has introduced legislation for comprehensive pension reform that would provide significant savings for taxpayers and $215 million to the Chicago Public…

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Fallen Paxton-area officers recognized; Unpaid bill backlog grows

Legislation to honor fallen Paxton-area police officers presented in HouseIn 1979, a shootout on Interstate 57 claimed the lives of Illinois State Trooper Michael McCarter, Paxton Patrolman William Caisse and…

Friday, March 17th, 2017
‘Grand bargain’ on the ropes; more jobs created

‘Grand bargain’ talks hit a snagSince the beginning of the year, the Illinois Senate has been in bipartisan talks to work out a deal on both the budget and the…

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Proposed Medicaid changes; preparing for severe weather

Governor proposes changes to MedicaidGovernor Rauner has introduced a proposal to have more Medicaid cases move through managed care. The Governor called for expanding the state’s existing Medicaid managed care…

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Bennett Recognizes Eureka Native and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist

State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) recognized Eureka native Ben Zobrist on the House floor Wednesday as part of the General Assembly’s celebration of the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series…

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Good government legislation; honoring fallen first responders

Some good government legislation headed to the House floorWhile we continue to work to find agreement on a state budget, the House is acting to put into place legislation to…