The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. A national Moment of Remembrance has been set for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. local time (duration: one minute). The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs urges all Americans to take this opportunity to show reverence to our heroes and reflect on their great sacrifices for our
Senate Democrats walked away from the negotiating table when it came to passing meaningful reforms to fix the state’s broken workers’ compensation system.
After months of good-faith negotiations with members of the Senate Republican Caucus, the Senate’s majority party stepped away from negotiations to muscle through a permanent 4.95 percent tax increase on individual taxpayers and a 7 percent tax increase on corporate entities.
Democrat Senators have again signaled that they are no longer interested in working with the other party to pass real solutions or a balanced budget, according to State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). The super majority party closed out the week by passing a severely weakened and ineffective workers’ compensation bill that would do little to nothing to grow jobs...
“When a family member, or a friend, is suffering from mental health issues, especially those that might warrant involuntary admission to a treatment facility, you want to ensure they have access to the best care possible,” said Anderson.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno joined Politics Tonight host Paul Lisnek to discuss the Senate's recent votes on a budget that would raise taxes--without any accompanying reforms to provide relief for Illinois residents and employers. Watch now!
The Illinois Senate passed legislation filed by State Sen,. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) to re-launch a program to help people with mental and physical disabilities find employment. “I believe we have a duty to help people who simply want to work and contribute to our society but are struggling to overcome severe disabilities,” said Sen. McCann. “This will allow these individuals to join the workforce and work for the good of the public...
The Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform held a special hearing on two bills filed by State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) that aim to help Peoria residents learn more about the costs of their water system and the potential for a city purchase of the system...
With less than two weeks remaining of spring legislative session, the State Senate approved five House bills sponsored by State Senator Chris Nybo all in the morning of legislative session.
Students seeking to become a teacher would have another way to receive their teaching license under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dale Righter and passed by the Senate Education Committee May 23.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Righter that requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to publish cost estimates unfunded mandates will have on local governments is on the way to Gov. Rauner's desk.
In response to the Senate Democrats’ budget package and legislation that would impose an income tax increase, State Senator Jil Tracy offered the following statement.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) offered the following comments after the Illinois Senate passed another unbalanced budget on May 23.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – For the second week in a row, the Illinois Senate passed another unbalanced budget over the objections of Senate Republicans, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo).
“Rather than work on a truly balanced budget and meaningful reforms, Democrats have simply turned right back to their old tricks, ramming through an out of control budget along with massive tax hikes. The Senate hasn’t passed a balanced budget in over a decade, and Democrat leaders showed that they have no desire to stop their out of control spending...