Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) has introduced legislation that would make open doors for potential teachers in Illinois. Read more at the Journal Gazette.
Coal production and consumption was on the minds of panelists and community members who attended an April 24 Southern Illinois coal forum, hosted by State Senators Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) and Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo).
With summer construction right around the corner, the Illinois Department of Transportation has updated its “Getting Around Illinois” website, giving motorists the opportunity to stay on top of road construction locations, trucking routes and other weather-related road conditions.
Two reports released this week demonstrate Illinois’ need to enact critical reforms in order to improve the state’s financial footing.
Senator Jason Barickman (Bloomington) joined Central Illinois Proud to talk about funding education in Illinois and the need for change in order to make the state’s school funding system more adequate and more equitable for all Illinois students.
State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) offered the following comments after he toured two Illinois Department of Corrections facilities in Chester and Pinckneyville on April 12.
Fixing the state’s broken school funding formula could soon become a reality, due in large part to two pieces of legislation filed by State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington).
It’s time something is done to deal with the out-of-control gun violence in Chicago, said State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), which is why he voted in favor of a bipartisan measure that would help get violent, repeat gun offenders off the streets.
The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is reminding taxpayers to file as soon as they can. More than 4 million taxpayers have already filed their 2016 Illinois individual income tax returns and have received refunds totaling over $760 million. An estimated 2 million Illinois tax returns have yet to be filed before the April 18th dead
Rural school districts struggling to find good teachers to hire would see a much larger pool of applicants, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dale Righter.
This week, Senate Republican lawmakers welcomed visitors from all across Illinois, including members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Illinois veterans; Miss Illinois; youth athletic stand-outs and future policymakers; and DuPage County Board Members.
Alexander County is another small step closer to moving forward with economic progress, thanks to the continued work of State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) met with Mike Corriveau of the YMCA of Jefferson County on April 5.