News

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Coronavirus cases continue to rise; State reports unemployment decline

Department of Public Health warning of significant increase in coronavirus cases The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported late last week that of the more than 7 million coronavirus…


Friday, October 23, 2020
Back to Business; Extending telehealth

Getting back to business Since the spring we have seen many Illinois businesses reopen, entirely or partially, from the shutdown, but many are still struggling. Sadly some have not been…


Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Silence from ethics commission; More emergency loans

Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform goes quiet In response to a series of high-profile ethics scandals last year the General Assembly created the Joint Commission on Ethics and…


Friday, October 16, 2020
FOID card process needs revamping; Warnings about debt

Renewing the call for FOID card application process reform As we have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic this year, we have seen many state government operations struggle. One of these…


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Calls growing for IDES hearings; Preparing for earthquakes

More voices calling for hearings into IDES Last month I joined with other legislators in calling for public hearings into the failures of the unemployment assistance system at the Illinois…


Friday, October 9, 2020
Madigan investigation paused; Women’s Small Business Month

Madigan investigation halted until after election Earlier this week I updated you on the developments in the House Special Investigating Committee’s inquiry into the conduct of Speaker Michael Madigan. Just…


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Madigan investigation continues; CURE funding slow to be approved

Special Investigating Committee questions ComEd about Madigan bribery scheme The House Special Investigating Committee which is looking into a bribery scheme involving electric utility ComEd, which has also implicated House…


Friday, October 2, 2020
Action needed on FOID cards; Illinois’ regional unemployment

Calling for action on FOID cards This week I sent a letter to Governor Pritzker calling for action to reduce wait times for Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards. My office…


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5 million COVID tests conducted; Driver license deadline extended

Illinois has conducted five million COVID-19 tests The Illinois Department of Public Health announced last week that it had passed the 5 million mark in the number of COVID-19 tests…


Friday, September 25, 2020
Keeping kids safe in cars; Grants for child care providers

Child Passenger Safety Week This week is Child Passenger Safety Week and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is taking the time to remind parents and caregivers about the state’s…