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Friday, January 19, 2018
Tax credits; keeping contraband out of prisons

Tax credits for internships In this day and age, many careers begin with internships. Whether it is college or high school students, those entering the job market often take their…


Friday, January 12, 2018
Spring session coming up; Term limits legislation

Spring session to begin on January 23The Illinois House will return to Springfield for the opening of the annual spring session on Tuesday, January 23. The Senate will be back…


Friday, January 5, 2018
New year, new laws

2018 brings more than 200 new state laws With the arrival of the new year, more than 200 bills which were passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor…


Thursday, December 21, 2017
Day care safety; Bicentennial postage stamp

State to establish accessible database on day care child safety Many newly-enacted laws will take effect on January 1. One of them is House Bill 2388, which passed the House…


Friday, December 15, 2017
New opioid helpline; revenue goes up

New hotline to help those affected by opioid crisis The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now operating a new telephone service line, 1-833-2-FINDHELP (1-833-234-6343) to provide information about…


Friday, December 8, 2017
REAL ID update; STEM graduates

Secretary of State offers update on REAL ID implementation For years Illinoisans have heard the warnings that our state-issued ID cards are not compliant with federal law and that they…


Friday, December 1, 2017
Unemployment declines; Woodford residents eligible for disaster tax credit

Illinois unemployment shows slight decline The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has announced that the state’s unemployment rate dipped by a tenth of a point in October to 4.9…


Friday, November 17, 2017
Honoring Illinois veterans; Teacher of the Year

200 Illinois Veterans to be honored during Illinois BicentennialIn honor of the upcoming Illinois Bicentennial, Governor Bruce Rauner and Erica Jeffries, the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA)…


Thursday, November 9, 2017
Veto session concludes; Harvest emergency declared

Fall veto session concludesThis was the final week of the fall veto session of the Illinois legislature. The House met on Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up its work for…


Friday, November 3, 2017
Veterans drivers’ licenses; SAT testing being implemented

National Guard and Reserve Veterans Eligible for Driver’s License DesignationIllinois now has drivers’ licenses with a designation indicating that the license-holder is a veteran of the National Guard or Reserve….