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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! …


Thursday, June 13, 2024
New Fiscal Year Brings New Laws

Several new laws take effect July 1 in Illinois. Here are several you need to know about. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/politics/illinois-laws-take-effect-july-1/63-acb58476-e43a-4c02-b321-91a75646d9bd


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, June 7, 2024
Budget Signed into Law, Good and Bad Ideas, Unconstitutional Election Changes, and More

As expected, this week Governor JB Pritzker signed into law a partisan $53.1 billion spending plan, the largest budget in state history. The Fiscal Year 2025 budget is $2.6 billion more…


Thursday, June 6, 2024
Democrat Mid-Cycle Election Changes Found Unconstitutional

Last month, Democrats’ elections bill was introduced, passed through the General Assembly, and signed into law in less than two days. This law, which changed elections rules mid-cycle, has now…


Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Democrats’ Mid-Cycle Elections Changes Now in Judge’s Hands

A decision on the lawsuit over Democrats’ mid-cycle elections law is expected in the coming days. Here’s what you should know about the case. https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/judge-considering-whether-slated-candidates-can-appear-on-november-ballot


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
What You Need to Know about the Budget

The Illinois House adjourned at about 5:00 this morning, a few short hours after the majority party muscled through a $53.1 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2025 that includes more…


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Rep. Frese: New Democrat Budget is “Déjà vu all over again”

In the early morning hours Wednesday, the majority party in the Illinois House pushed through a $53.1 billion, state budget for Fiscal Year 2025 that includes $1 billion in tax…


Tuesday, May 28, 2024
House Vote Likely Tonight on Democrats’ Record Spending Plan, Tax Increases

The House is expected to take up Democrats’ budget sometime tonight, likely during the overnight hours. This is the largest partisan spending plan in state history and includes pay hikes…


Monday, May 27, 2024
Some Gave All

Memorial Day is a reminder of the brave men and women who died while fighting in the U.S. Armed Forces. While Memorial Day is usually a holiday marking the beginning…