Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Unemployment rate declines; winter utility assistance available

Employment picture continues to improveThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has announced that the state’s unemployment rate continued its decline, reaching 4.1 percent in August, the lowest figure on…

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Illinois helping the Carolinas; taking local issues to Washington

Illinois forces helping with hurricane responseSoldiers and helicopters from the Illinois National Guard are among those assisting with the disaster recovery following Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Illinois-based volunteers from…

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Representative Marron sworn in; Teach Illinois report now available

Welcome Representative MarronThe 104th district, which borders our 106th district to the southeast, has a new representative. State Representative Mike Marron was sworn in on Friday to the seat vacated…

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Raised highway weight limits for harvest time; more student aid funds

Weight limit restrictions eased during harvest seasonGovernor Rauner has signed House Bill 5749, which raises weight-limit restrictions on Illinois highways during harvest time. This is a measure which will help…