State Sen. Sue Rezin wrote March 28 the Surface Transportation Board opposing the Great Lakes Railway project. How you can oppose the project as well:
You will face big penalties for passing school buses when they are picking up and dropping off students or if you speed through school zones.
A Senate budget hearing this week focused on the state economy, with additional time dedicated to an overview of a budget plan offered up by The Civic Federation, a non-partisan research organization. Senate Republican lawmakers welcomed the discussion, but noted their disappointment that there was no conversation about reforming state government or cutting government spending.
Spring Break is a popular time for young adults to get away from the cold and travel to somewhere warmer. If you have a child traveling this spring, the Illinois Department of Insurance suggests you review their tips before your child leaves.
For more than a year, lawmakers have sought a bipartisan fix to the state’s education funding formula—agreed by legislators on both sides of the aisle to be both inequitable and unfair.
In today’s web-and-data-driven world, cybersecurity must be a top priority in both the private and public sector. The state’s current antiquated technology systems put Illinois citizens and their information at risk—something Governor Rauner and the team at the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) are seeking to change.
To provide greater protections for private-property owners when utility companies seek to install power lines, legislation was introduced to slow the process and give property owners more rights.
Senate committees approved more than 200 pieces of legislation this week in anticipation of the March 17 deadline to pass all substantive Senate bills out of committee. The topics ranged from education and criminal law to pensions and gaming.
In an effort to achieve better government and transparency for taxpayers and businesses, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Rauner Administration recently announced the online publication of EDGE tax credit incentive agreements.
Making it clear the best approach would be to continue to work toward a full-year, balanced state budget for Illinois, lawmakers debated legislation in the Senate Executive Committee this week that would offer the Governor a plan of action in the event no accord can be reached on a state budget.
The LaSalle County Recorder’s Office, in association with Fidlar Technologies, is excited to offer a service known as Honor Rewards to the men and women who served our country with pride in the United States Armed Forces.
Illinois has experienced record growth in entrepreneurial activity at its universities according to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC), which released its Illinois Innovation Index on March 8. The Illinois Innovation Index reports on key metrics of the state’s innovation economy.
On March 9, the Senate Criminal Law Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 1722. A key component of this measure is a request by Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson that would impose stiffer sentences for felons convicted of gun crimes, which Supt. Johnson believes would hold repeat gun offenders accountable.
From clean-up and volunteering, to donations and upcoming events, here is the latest information on the tornado recovery efforts in Naplate and Ottawa for those wishing to help and those impacted.
Preparing for floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms before they strike will help you stay safe
throughout the year. Use the tips provided to prepare yourself and your family before severe
storms impact Illinois again.