News

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Spring Session Starts, Gun Registration Compliance, Miss Illinois Fair Queen and More

2024 Spring Session starts today The Illinois House of Representatives reconvenes this afternoon for the start of the 2024 spring session. Primary business of the House this week will be…


Friday, January 5, 2024
New Laws, Real ID, Madigan Trial, and More

New laws you should know about More than 300 new state laws went into effect this week. They cover a wide variety of issues including gun registration rules, minimum wage,…


Monday, December 4, 2023
Reporting Public Corruption, Gun Ban Challenge Deadline, Christmas in Illinois, and More

GOMB projects State budget deficits in FY25 and following years The “Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report,” submitted last month by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB), contains…


Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Migrant Crisis, Natural Gas Bills, Firearms Update, and More

$638 million is being spent on Chicago’s migrant crisis Late last week, Governor JB Pritzker announced his plan to spend $160 million in taxpayer funds to provide shelter and job…


Monday, November 13, 2023
Invest in Kids, Nuclear Energy, Gun Registration Rules, and More

Illinois General Assembly concludes Fall Veto Session Week two of the Fall Veto Session was characterized more by what the Democratic Supermajority failed to deliver instead of what they did…


Monday, October 30, 2023
Veto Session, DCFS Split, Harvest Progress, and More

First week of Veto Session left many issues unaddressed After the first week of veto session in the Illinois House concluded last week, there are still a number of priorities that House…


Friday, October 20, 2023
Veto Session, Firearm Registration Hearing, Senior Health Fair and More

Veto Session Starts Next Tuesday The first week of our two-week veto session will begin on Tuesday, October 24. Lawmakers will consider not only Governor Pritzker’s vetoes of bills enacted…


Friday, October 6, 2023
DCFS, Gun Owners’ Personal Information, Senior Health Fair, and More

DCFS Director is Out on December 31st https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2023/10/4/23903234/dcfs-director-marc-smith-resignation-illinois This announced resignation is overdue and is a step in the right direction. But make no mistake, much more than a new…


Friday, September 22, 2023
First Week Without Cash Bail, Layoffs, Senior Health Fair, and More

Week 1 Without Cash Bail Under a new law that went into effect on Monday, Illinois courts can no longer impose cash bail on defendants after a due-process hearing. The Prairie State…


Friday, July 28, 2023
Cash Bail, Unemployment Fraud, Beardstown Town Hall, and More

Elimination of Cash Bail Officially Takes Effect in September By a vote of 5-2 the Illinois Supreme Court has sided with legislative Democrats supporting the elimination of cash bail for…