Former state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R. Wheaton), who narrowly lost her bid to unseat then Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary just over a year ago, is back in the political spotlight after announcing her run in the 6th Congressional District.
Events at the Sparta World Shooting and Recreation Complex will have new protections to allow them to continue to attract large events and vendors, due to legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) that was signed into law on July 12th.
Since Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, national labor lawyer and legal analyst Michelle Lee Flores suggests the Prairie State began to prepare for employment law issues.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among a group of GOP lawmakers introducing House Bill 3850 that would repeal the Reproductive Health Act recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
In response to Illinois’ recent bill that expands access to abortion, State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) has issued a statement opposing the bill and pledging to help women find alternatives to abortion.
During the week Senator Schimpf visited Spero Family Services in Mt. Vernon to discuss the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. NFP is a community health program for first-time mothers and their children living in poverty.