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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Clock is Ticking on School Choice Scholarships

Illinois’ only school choice option expires at the end of 2023 unless we act during veto session to save the program. If you agree that school choice is important for…

Monday, September 11, 2023
Never Forget

Twenty-two years ago today, our lives were forever changed. Today we remember the heroes who emerged that day, from first responders who ran toward danger, to the everyday Americans who…

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
New DMV Hours/Appointment Options Starts September 1

Some driver service facilities across Illinois will require appointments starting September 1. Click below to see if the facilities near you will be impacted.

Friday, August 25, 2023
Another Guilty Verdict, Bill Signings, Found Money, and More

How Many Corruption Convictions will it Take? Tim Mapes, the Chief of Staff to former House Speaker Mike Madigan, was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice yesterday afternoon. The conviction…

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Nuclear Power Would Help Meet Illinois’ Energy Demands

We have the opportunity to provide residents with low-cost and reliable clean energy by lifting Illinois’ ban on new nuclear construction. Rep. Tipsword this spring co-sponsored and helped pass SB76 that would…

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Some State Employees Investigated for Pandemic Relief Fraud

Dozens of state employees across multiple agencies are under investigation for claims they fraudulently obtained payments from the Paycheck Protection Program.

Friday, July 28, 2023
Some Drivers Services Facilities Moving to Appointment Only

Starting September 1st, 44 driver services facilities around the state will require appointments for some services. See if your nearest facility will be impacted:

Friday, July 14, 2023
Gun Ban, Office Grand Opening, County Fair Fun, and More

Democrat gun ban faces federal appellate court The controversial law, which many (including me) believe violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners, is facing a panel of Seventh Circuit appellate…

Friday, July 7, 2023
Nuclear Energy Ban, Estate Tax, Business After Hours, and More

Lawmakers look to lift the ban on nuclear energy permits Illinois lawmakers worked to lift the 36-year-old ban on new nuclear energy construction permits this spring, with Senate Bill 76 receiving bipartisan support (I…

Thursday, June 22, 2023
FOID card legal battle moves forward in Sangamon County

Attorneys presented oral arguments in the Sangamon County court battle over the constitutionality of FOID cards in Illinois. Rep. Tipsword introduced legislation this spring to eliminate FOID cards in Illinois….