On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the U.S. was in 1918. Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. central time, people in Illinois can see the moon pass in front of the sun.
A bipartisan measure that extends tax credits for companies and brings jobs to Illinois is now headed to the Governor after it passed the Senate this week. House Bill 162 extends the program known as EDGE, short for Economic Development for a Growing Economy, which serves as a vital economic tool to ensure businesses stay in Illinois.
Senator Tom Rooney, who is also a economics and history teacher, joined "Big" John Howell on WLS 890 AM to discuss the status of school funding reform. Click "read more" to listen in!
A bipartisan measure that extends tax credits for companies and brings jobs to Illinois is now headed to the Governor after it passed the Senate on Sunday. State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), chief co-sponsor of House Bill 162, says the legislation serves as a vital economic tool to ensure businesses are staying right here in Illinois.
Sen. Rezin is pleased to announce the Parental Rights for the Blind Act is now law in Illinois. What this means for those who are blind.
Illinois farmers will be given additional latitude to harvest crops in an effective and efficient way during a declared harvest emergency, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) that was signed into law Friday, August 11.
Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) offered the following comments.
On Sunday, August, 13, Chicago Democrats forced through a override of Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, stripping away funding for needier districts to support special deals for Chicago, according to State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria)...
Democrats once again voted to take money from the majority of the state’s schools to pay for a bailout of Chicago’s failing schools, with their vote to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1, according to State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...
Lawmakers need to work quickly to find common ground on a compromise to fund schools, after Senate Democrats voted to override the Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, according to State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington)...
“Today's override of the Governor's veto was an unnecessary partisan act," said McConchie. "I firmly believe we could have come to a bi-partisan agreement on school funding reform had negotiations been carried out in good faith...."
“Let me be clear, overriding Senate Bill 1 takes more than $7 million of new dollars that should be going to the schools and students in the 51st Senate District, and instead sends it to Chicago.”
“Batavia, Community High School District 94, West Chicago, Yorkville, Oswego, Plano. All the schools I represent receive less new funding under what the Democrats passed compared to the Governor’s amended version of Senate Bill 1."