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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Counties at Coronavirus warning level; New guidelines for youth sports; Who calls you back from IDES?

11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Cass, Gallatin, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon, St. Clair, and White Counties have been reported at warning level for…


Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Join Rep. Bennet Wednesday Night for a Virtual School Opening Update with Local Superintendents

Please join Rep. Bennett at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5 for an update on the preparation, expectations and challenges for school districts as they finalize their plans to open…


Friday, July 31, 2020
Madigan must step down; Looking for answers about IDES; Prescription drug drop-off event

Madigan must step down as Speaker For more than a week we have been following a Federal investigation into Commonwealth Edison that has resulted in revelations of potential corruption by…


Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Coronavirus warning for nearby counties; Discussing senior centers

Nearby counties at coronavirus warning level Four Illinois counties, including two which border the 106th district, were recently placed on a coronavirus warning level by the Illinois Department of Public…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Join the call for ethics reform; new highway projects announced

Join our call for a special session on ethics reform As you know, last week Speaker Madigan was implicated in a bribery investigation involving the electric utility ComEd. Speaker Madigan…


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ethics reform needed now more than ever; unemployment declines

Madigan implicated in bribery scheme The electric utility ComEd was charged by federal prosecutors on Friday in a bribery plot in which they allege ComEd gave jobs and other benefits…


Friday, July 17, 2020
Adjusted coronavirus metrics; Federal funding for Illinois schools

Illinois makes adjustments to coronavirus metrics, regions Some states have seen large increases in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, and numbers have gone up in Illinois too, though not by…


Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Concerns about CARES funds; New IDES Director

Concerns raised about distribution of CARES Act funds Emergency relief funds from the federal CARES Act will soon be distributed in Illinois, but the process for doing so has drawn…


Friday, July 10, 2020
Limits on emergency powers; Federal funds for Illinois hospitals

Limiting the Governor’s emergency powers Last week a judge ruled that Governor Pritzker does not have the authority to keep issuing stay-at-home orders beyond the 30 days allowed by state…


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Hiring local workers; ruling in emergency declaration lawsuit

Hiring local workers for state projects With the Illinois economy taking a major hit from the pandemic and the shutdown, unemployment has spiked into double digits. By doing so, it…