State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved ones who served our country to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois Capitol Nov. 5-16.
Dozens of high school students from across the 38th Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in public policy, state government, and leadership Oct. 10, as members of State Sen. Sue Rezin’s Youth Advisory Council.
Senator Rezin is reminding constituents her Morris office can help those in the 38th Senate District apply for a concealed carry license.
ComEd has some important tips to help customers protect their personal information and avoid falling victim to scams.
In just three years, the number of kindergarten through 12th grade school districts in Illinois able to access the internet at speeds of 100 kbps per student has improved by 25 percent—going from 71 percent to 96 percent. The report, done by EducationSuperHighway, tracks progress toward K-12 connectivity across the United States.
In preparation of the fiscal year 2020 budget, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has scheduled three statewide budget hearings in an effort to hear funding recommendations for public education. Educators, advocates, and community members are encouraged to communicate their funding requests in person at one of the upcoming hearings.
Legislation was filed this week to keep people who have been convicted of tax fraud out of public office.
If you are planning on hunting or trapping this year, make sure you know all the hunting periods, limits, application periods, and lottery dates before you go.
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 Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Mendota.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that statewide car seat checks are being held as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week through Sept. 29. IDOT, the Illinois State Police and the secretary of state are partnering with dozens of agencies to check car seats and educate caregivers on appropriate selection, installation and use.
Are you looking for a job in Illinois? Are you looking to move elsewhere in the state? WalletHub released a list of more than 120 Illinois cities, ranking them based on their labor-market health.
Illinois will receive $43.5 million through a federal grant to be used in the fight against opioid abuse. About $29 million of that will go to increase the availability of addiction treatment and to help reduce overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives.
Low-income residents, seniors, and people with disabilities in needing winter heating assistance can begin applying for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Oct. 1.
A barn dating back to the 1940’s at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby will be demolished, with a new agriculture building going up in its place thanks to capital project money released Sept. 11 by the Illinois Office of Management and Budget.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a harvest emergency to help level the playing field between Illinois farmers and crop haulers and those in neighboring states.
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will host a free Senior Health Fair Wednesday, September 12 at Simply Kracked (830 Harrison Street) in Peru from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is the former site of The Eagle’s Lodge.
For the first time, Illinois high school students will have access to information that shows how much they might earn if they graduate from colleges and universities located in the state.
Last spring, Sen. Rezin pushed for and voted for more education dollars and a new funding formula that will better help our schools for years to come. See a breakdown of how many new dollars are coming to schools in the 38th Senate District.
High school students will soon have another option to help prepare them for their future careers. Seeking to connect talented young people with good-paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree, House Bill 5247 requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to adopt rules that would allow students ages 16 and older to participate in industry-based occupational apprenticeship programs.
Veterans with disabilities will now have their Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption follow them to a new residence, even if they move during the middle of the year, now that Senate Bill 2306 has been signed into law.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2018. A LaSalle County resident older than 65 who became ill during the first part of August and tested positive for West Nile virus has died.
A new law will ease weight-limit restrictions on state highways during harvest time, improving the competitive outlook for Illinois farmers and agricultural commodities haulers as a way to assist the state’s leading industry: agriculture.
Continuing efforts to keep students in-state, new laws focused on improving the affordability and effectiveness of Illinois’ higher education system were signed into law this week.
A new law recently signed by the Governor will extend the statute of limitations of reporting of sexual assault cases, correcting an anomaly in current law for victims of sexual assault.
Hunters’ apparel selection will now include blaze pink under legislation recently signed into law.
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