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Friday, June 14, 2024
Grocery Tax, Revenues, Meals on Wheels, and More

As FY24 Nears End, Revenues Fall Short of Last Year’s Numbers  The May 2024 report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) showed a major decline in the State’s…

Friday, May 31, 2024
Hold on to Your Wallet! Property Tax Study, Claim Your Cash, and More

The House adjourned for the summer at about 5:00 Wednesday morning, just a couple of hours after the majority party pushed through a $53.1 billion, 3,000 + page state budget…

Friday, May 10, 2024
Final Weeks, Budget Hole, Claim your Cash, and More

$800 million budget hole Our scheduled session day today was canceled by the Speaker. We have TWO weeks left until our scheduled adjournment and so far House Republicans have not…

Friday, May 3, 2024
Stacking the Election Deck, Fallen Officers Memorial, Grants Available, and More

Today was another deadline day in the House as we focused on considering and amending bills advanced to us by the Senate.  The deadline for advancing bills through committee has…

Monday, April 29, 2024
Tax and Credit Ratings, Keeping Protesters from Blocking Roadways, Cicadas, and more

We’re back in Springfield tomorrow to begin the homestretch of our spring legislative session that will largely focus on crafting a new state budget. I will keep you updated. Moody’s…

Monday, April 22, 2024
Hundreds of Bills Advance, A Few Victories, Pro-Life/Pro Second Amendment Rallies, and More

A Few Wins On our third reading deadline last week bills sponsored by House Democrats far, far outnumbered Republican bills that were allowed to progress to the floor for consideration….

Monday, April 22, 2024
Happy Passover!

Tonight, the 8-day celebration of Passover begins. Happy Passover to all who will begin this holy celebration!

Friday, April 12, 2024
Cashless Bail Fail, Ethics Reform, Revenue Growth, and More

When will enough be enough? Late last week my law enforcement family suffered another tragic loss with the reckless homicide death of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Christina Musil.  And, due…

Friday, April 12, 2024
Grants Available for Police Vehicle, Officer Body Cameras

April / 2024             FY24 Law Enforcement Camera Grant – Spring  Application deadline May 3, 2024   Grants to Illinois police agencies of municipalities, counties,…

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Prayers for Rockford!

Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those killed in the heinous stabbing attacks in Rockford yesterday and to all those impacted by this senseless violence. Please keep…