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Thursday, February 22, 2024
More Pritzker Budget Details

A few more details about the new budget proposal Gov. Pritzker unveiled Wednesday: 💰 A $2.29 billion increase from last year’s enacted budget 💰 A $775 million shortfall for FY25 based on existing…


Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Governor Unveils Budget at Noon Today

Governor Pritzker will give his combined Budget and State of the State Address in Springfield today at noon. The budget that will ultimately pass before we adjourn this spring directly…


Tuesday, February 20, 2024
New Legislation Alert!

A new bill proposed by Democrats would force the Illinois EPA to adopt California emission standards for trucks and surrender state sovereignty to California bureaucrats instead of Illinois lawmakers. The…


Monday, February 19, 2024
Celebrate our Country’s Great Leaders

Today we honor George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and other great presidents who have led our nation, and to remember the values on which our country was founded. Happy Presidents Day!


Thursday, February 15, 2024
Thank You, School Resource Officers!

Today we recognize School Resource Officers for their commitment to our students and communities and the work they do to keep our schools safe. Happy SRO Appreciation Day to these…


Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether it be with friends, family, or your significant other, be sure to spend time with those you love today.


Monday, February 12, 2024
Happy Birthday, Abe!

On February 12th, 1809, President Abraham Lincoln was born. President Lincoln had a profound effect on his home state of Illinois, and the entire nation, through his work to end…


Saturday, February 10, 2024
Super (Bowl) Snacks from Illinois Farmers

Frito-Lay makes some of the most popular chips in the American marketplace and Illinois farmers play a huge role in the production of these beloved snack foods.  https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/02/big-game-crunch-starts-with-illinois.html


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Happy Birthday President Reagan!

On this day 113 years ago, President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. Happy birthday, President Reagan! Learn more about Illinois’ native son: https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/02/remembering-ronald-reagan-illinois.html


Thursday, February 1, 2024
Celebrate Freedom Day!

Happy Freedom Day! On February 1st, 1865, Illinois became the first state in the union to ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.