Recognizing that common car-seat mistakes can have deadly consequences, the Illinois Department of Transportation is partnering with AAA and child safety advocates this week during National Child Passenger Safety Week to educate motorists on what to do—and what to avoid—to keep young passengers safe. At the heart of the effort is “National Seat Check Saturday” on Sept. 23, with nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks planned throughout the state and listed at BuckleUpIllinois.org.
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.
State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is encouraging residents of the 44th Senate District to clean out their file cabinets and bring outdated documents to a document-shredding event to be held on Sept. 30.
Bipartisan legislation was signed into law on Sept. 19 aimed at reforming Illinois’ asset forfeiture system. The reforms will increase transparency and shift burdens of proof to protect innocent citizens while maintaining the proper use of asset forfeiture as a tool for law enforcement.
Legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections was signed into law on September 18.
Police Department’s will soon have an easier time hiring qualified police officers, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...
Legislation signed by the Governor last week outlines provisions for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) to implement recommendations provided by the Veterans’ Suicide Task Force to expand programs to benefit veterans—especially those from high-casualty combat units.
Elmhurst has plans to be the first city to enact the Annie LeGere Law, legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Nybo that permits police officers to carry and administer epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) on duty as an emergency measure to reverse life-threatening allergic reactions. However, Nybo recently sponsored an amendment to the law in response to hurdles encountered by the police department them from beginning implementation.
Representatives from the Illinois Comptroller’s office will be on hand September 21 in West Chicago at a free Fraud Prevention Program sponsored by Senator Jim Oberweis and Representative Mike Fortner.
Senator McConchie will be providing constituents with the latest information on the recently passed tax increase, state budget, and the new school funding formula.
Senator McConchie will be providing constituents with the latest information on how you can protect yourself, your friends, and your family from scam artists and fraudulent businesses.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of four Illinois lawmakers appointed to serve on the Advisory Council on Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions.
In an effort to empower, encourage, and inspire women, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) is hosting her 3rd annual FREE Women’s Conference on Thursday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Elgin Community College.
Units of Government will no longer be able to abuse certain outdated court rules to throw out appeals filed by citizens, thanks to State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and legislation he sponsored that was recently signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...
Illinois residents are urged to be vigilant following a massive data breach of consumer reporting agency Equifax.
Equifax announced late last week that it suffered a breach affecting at least 143 million Americans, with compromised information including Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, names, dates of birth, credit card numbers and addresses.