In recognition of the first Gold Star Family Day in Illinois, on September 26 lawmakers joined the Governor, Gold Star families, representatives from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the public to pay tribute to and thank the families of fallen soldiers during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.
State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) was recently recognized by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), the nation’s largest food allergy patient advocacy group, for his leadership in advocating for people with food allergies in Illinois.
A long-time advocate for raising awareness about the growing epidemic of human trafficking, this week McConnaughay was appointed to the newly-created Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force.
The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission met this week as part of the ongoing effort to find ways to revamp the way the state funds schools. The Commission examined two central issues during this meeting: hold harmless provisions and education funding distribution models.
Senator Neil Anderson’s pro-business voting record has earned him the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has been awarded the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the nation’s leading small business association for his perfect voting record on behalf of small businesses in Illinois. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) bestowed the honor to Connelly, who has received the award for the 4th consecutive time since taking office in 2009.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging everyone six months and older to get a flu shot, not the influenza vaccine nasal spray, as soon as it’s available in your community. Due to concerns about how well the nasal spray vaccine has worked during the previous flu season, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is temporarily recommending that people stick to getting a flu shot and skip the nasal spray.
In recognition of their excellent pro-business voting records, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has awarded 17 Senate Republican members with their “Guardian of Small Business Award.”
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of twelve Illinois legislators appointed to the newly created Human Trafficking Task Force.
In recognition of Senator Christine Radogno’s (R-Lemont) excellent pro-business voting record, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has awarded Radogno with their “Guardian of Small Business Award.”
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has once again named State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) a “Guardian of Small Business,” noting his years of service and leadership in the legislature as a pro-growth, pro-jobs lawmaker...
A new Illinois Bicentennial Commission was created this week by Executive Order, as well as the Governor's Office of the Illinois Bicentennial, which will lead the planning for the celebration of the state's upcoming 200th anniversary. August 26, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the first Illinois constitution and December 3, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming a state.
Praising his work in protecting Illinois’ entrepreneurs and small owner-operators, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) as a Guardian of Small Business...
Citing his history of supporting pro-jobs, pro-growth policies and legislation, the National Federation of Independent Business has name State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) as a Guardian of Small Business...
State Sen. Chapin Rose received the 2016 Friend of Agriculture Award from several area farm bureaus. The Friend of Agriculture Award honors state and federal legislators who understand the importance of Illinois agriculture. Legislators receiving this award recognize the benefits of Illinois’ agricultural products and the importance farmers play in providing quality food, fiber, and fuel for our state, nation, and world.