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Thursday, January 20, 2022
How to watch virtual House committee hearings

Due to the pandemic many House committee hearings have been moved online. Members of the public can watch these hearings and can even participate remotely. Below are some links to…


Friday, January 14, 2022
State revenue vs. inflation; Better protection for DCFS workers

State revenue goes up, but so does inflation The December report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) found that the ongoing coronavirus recovery was helping bring in…


Friday, January 7, 2022
General Assembly reconvenes; COVID alters session schedule

Spring session underway The 2022 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly began this week, with the House and Senate returning to Springfield on Wednesday. This year’s session calendar has…


Friday, December 17, 2021
Storm assistance available; Bringing down trailer fees

Storm disaster proclamation includes portions of our area, help available Residents of Ford, Iroquois, Livingston and Woodford counties are among those Illinoisans covered by the state’s disaster proclamation due to…


Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Disaster proclamation makes assistance available in four local counties following weekend storm

Residents of Ford, Iroquois, Livingston and Woodford counties are among those Illinoisans covered by the state’s disaster proclamation due to last weekend’s severe storms. Those in the affected counties who…


Friday, December 10, 2021
Motorcycle safety; Protecting animals; Helping military families

More than 200 new laws take effect on January 1 Every year the General Assembly passes dozens or even hundreds of new laws with effective dates of January 1. This…


Friday, December 3, 2021
Inflation relief proposal; conservation task force

House Republicans propose inflation relief tax credit If you have been to the grocery store lately you have seen the effect that inflation is having on our wallets. A year…


Friday, November 19, 2021
Heating assistance available; A warning on inflation

Help with home heating available As we move into the coldest months of the year, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is reminding Illinoisans that utility bill assistance remains…


Friday, November 12, 2021
Around the district; new application for state universities

Touring the 106th District With the legislative session wrapped up for the year I have had the opportunity to travel around the district visiting with our small business owners, first…


Friday, November 5, 2021
School report card; new Congressional districts

Happy Friday to everyone, and thank you to all those who have checked in over the past couple of hectic weeks during the fall veto session of the House of…