News

Friday, May 29, 2020
Change to CCL renewal rules; Recommendations for religious services

State Police accepting applications for renewed concealed carry licenses The State Police have made an important change to the procedure for submitting applications for concealed carry license (CCL) renewals. Applicants…


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Guidelines for re-opening child care; Important work left undone

Guidelines released for re-opening child care facilities Another small step forward in the drive to re-open Illinois from the stay-at-home orders will be taken this weekend when many child care…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Secretary of State offices to partially re-open; Help for pork producers

Secretary of State offices to re-open on Tuesday Secretary of State driver services facilities in our area will re-open on Tuesday. The re-opening will be focused on new drivers and…


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Guidelines for next step in re-opening; Helping small business

State releases guidelines for moving to next step of re-opening This weekend Illinois will move into Phase 3 of the five-phase plan for re-opening from the stay-at-home orders. It will…


Sunday, May 24, 2020
House passes unbalanced budget, adjourns session

State budget more than $6 billion out of balance The House voted Saturday evening to pass an unbalanced $42.9 billion budget. Presented to us late in the afternoon, the budget…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
House session extended; Child care to re-open in Phase 3

House acts on some, but not all measures The House of Representatives will be back in session Saturday after failing to complete its work during the three-day special session. Several…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Election overhaul passes; calling for property tax deferments

Election overhaul passes, many concerns remain The House passed Senate Bill 1863 Thursday, a bill which makes several significant changes to the process to be used for the 2020 general…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
House re-convenes; Realistic state budget should be a session priority

House re-convenes in Springfield Yesterday the House finally got back into session in Springfield. It was a very unusual day to say the least. We met in a large convention…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Preparing to return to Springfield; Another local business needs help

Heading back to Springfield today The House will be back in session today for the first time since March 5. We have a very full agenda as we are only…


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Trusting local officials; What are neighboring states doing?

Trusting local officials to lead during the crisis The first responders in any emergency are the local officials at the site, whether they are police and fire, or mayors and…