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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
How to Beat the Extreme Heat

High temperatures are expected across Illinois all this week. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to stay safe in extreme heat: ☀ Stay out of the sun. If…


Friday, June 14, 2024
Celebrate the Stars and Stripes!

Flag Day celebrates the official adoption of the United States flag on June 14th, 1777. Communities across the country will celebrate this important day by honoring the stars and stripes! …


Wednesday, June 12, 2024
We Must Enact Meaningful Ethics Reforms

Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s longtime chief of staff has begun his prison sentence. https://abc7chicago.com/post/tim-mapes-ex-chief-staff-former-illinois-house/14934976 Meanwhile, many meaningful ethics reforms were filed by House Republicans this spring, but never…


Friday, May 24, 2024
Where’s the Budget?, Election Power Grab Challenge, Germanfest, and More

Where’s the Budget? Today was our scheduled adjournment day…and that didn’t happen. Late yesterday Speaker Welch scheduled us to be in session both Saturday and Sunday. The hold-up is the…


Friday, May 10, 2024
Final Weeks, Budget Hole, Department of Early Childhood, and More

Pritzker’s budget hole Our scheduled session day today was canceled by the Speaker. We have TWO weeks left until our scheduled adjournment and so far House Republicans have not been…


Friday, April 19, 2024
Community College Students Meet with Lawmakers

Community College students from across the state visited the Capitol this week to meet and discuss issues with lawmakers. Rep. Frese was pleased to meet with John Wood Community College…


Friday, April 12, 2024
Cashless Bail Fail, Steps to Eliminate Natural Gas, Local Makers Madness Finalist, and More

Cashless Bail Fails: Six months of diminished public safety Six months after the full implementation of the cashless bail, and other provisions, of the Illinois SAFE-T Act, Illinois residents are…


Thursday, March 28, 2024
Prayers for Rockford

Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those killed in the heinous stabbing attacks in Rockford yesterday and to all those impacted by this senseless violence. Please keep…


Thursday, March 21, 2024
Cast Your Vote in Makers Madness!

There’s still time to vote in the Top 16 round of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s Makers Madness competition and help determine the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois. https://www.facebook.com/ILManufacturers/posts/pfbid031p4rK3JWAB5XWVccnfVNQ2RwGxrmSPB72erB61pSrXXX2WC8fzvXb5CRz4Fa2WhCl


Friday, March 15, 2024
Gun Ban Update, Simplifying Professional Licensing, Senior Hall of Fame and More

Gun ban opponents appeal to SCOTUS Opponents of the Democrats’ firearms ban have formally appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to have their voices heard against the Illinois law. The appeal papers…