Illinois’ new adoption credit program will make it easier for families to adopt, connecting children with loving families.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018.
A joint Senate and House hearing was held June 20 in Chicago in response to a recently released Chicago Tribune investigation that revealed sexual abuse and assaults had been frequently mishandled over a 10-year period in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will be joined by State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) and State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) for their “Coffee & Conversation,” an open conversation event for constituents Thursday, June 14 in Somonauk.
Legislation aimed at helping attract more students to universities in Illinois by creating a four-year Monetary Award Program (MAP grants) has been approved by the Illinois General Assembly. House Bill 5020, co-sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), is an effort to reverse the trends of enrollment declines at most universities throughout the state.
Gov. Rauner signed the $38.5 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019 into law on June 4, and while Senate Republican lawmakers said they recognize that the new state budget is not perfect, they emphasized the compromise will ensure vital state services remain funded, including health coverage for children and senior citizens, as well as other priorities that save lives and protect the public.
State Sen. Sue Rezin alongside Grundy County area businesses and economic leaders, helped kick off the Grundy County Summer Internship Program.
I am pleased the budget is balanced, and most importantly, there are no new taxes. Republicans made that clear from the beginning that we would not accept a budget that included another tax increase
After months of study about the future of Illinois’ higher education system, the Higher Education Working Group announced a package of comprehensive reforms on May 29.
On May 29, Gov. Rauner announced a plan today to invest more than $11 billion in the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, including $2.2 billion of state and federal funding in the upcoming fiscal year.
On May 30, the Senate voted 56-2 to pass a $38 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019. Senator said much of the credit goes to the budgeteers who spent many hours hammering out the details, and to the legislative leaders who worked together to support the compromise.
State Sen. Sue Rezin’s 38th Senate District will see nearly $40 million in roads and bridges improvements the upcoming fiscal year. The projeState Sen. Sue Rezin’s 38th Senate District will see nearly $40 million in roads and bridges improvements the upcoming fiscal year. The projects are part of Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Improvement Program. cts are part of Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Improvement Program.
The Route 23 Bridge in Streator that spans the Vermilion River will be known as the "Vietnam Veteran Michael W. Ragusa Memorial Bridge.”
Visitors planning a trip to Starved Rock State Park for the Memorial Day holiday weekend or throughout the busy summer months are advised to expect travel delays, and are encouraged to consider alternate routes to avoid congestion at the Illinois Rt. 178 bridge project near the park’s west entrance.
In an initiative to create more profitable opportunities for Illinois farmers, the Senate and House unanimously passed a proposal to legalize the growth, cultivation and processing of industrial hemp.
Drawing Illinois closer to the enactment of the life-saving Annie LeGere Law, the House of Representatives passed an amendment that would encourage medical professionals’ participation in the initiative to equip police officers with epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) for allergy-related emergencies.
With about week and a half left in the spring legislative session, Senate Republicans remain hopeful a balanced budget, without a tax increase, will be approved by May 31. Meanwhile, Governor Rauner introduced his public safety initiative and the U.S. Supreme Court announced a major decision on sports gaming.
Future water rates – and how much they will increase throughout the state – now depend on how Illinois Senators vote on House Bill 4508 according to Sen. Rezin.
With the first wave of the 10-year Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards expiring this summer, Illinois State Police (ISP) are anticipating a significant backlog of renewal applications. In response, Sen. Rezin is joining Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz in urging Illinois firearm owners to file paperwork early to renew their FOID cards.
Two measures advancing through the General Assembly would give more opportunities to high school students who are college bound or looking for vocational training.
State Sen. Sue Rezin presented three Peru Firefighters with a Senate Certificate of Recognition during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony May 8 in Springfield. The three firefighters, Lt. Neil Nadolski, Firefighter Alex Duncan, and Firefighter Ben Bentley also all received the Firefighter Excellence Award.
Legislation aimed at protecting the integrity of the non-profit grant process has passed the Senate.
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, would become legal in Illinois, under legislation unanimously passed by the Senate April 25.
Beginning next year, state lawmakers would no longer automatically get free healthcare when they retire, under Senate Bill 2292 that was approved unanimously by the Senate.
Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time, would provide a convenience and save the state money.
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