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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…

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Rep. Tipsword: Democrats Pass New Tax-and-Spend Budget

In the early morning hours Wednesday, the majority party in the Illinois House pushed through a $53.1billion, state budget for Fiscal Year 2025, the largest budget in Illinois history. To…

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Largest Budget in State History to Be Voted on Overnight

The House is expected to take up Democrats’ budget sometime tonight, likely during the overnight hours. This is the largest partisan spending plan in state history and includes pay hikes…

Monday, May 27, 2024
Memorial Day, House Nears Vote on State Budget, and More

I hope this update finds you and your family enjoying the holiday weekend and reflecting on the meaning and importance of Memorial Day.  The first national observance of Memorial Day…

Monday, May 27, 2024
Some Gave All

Memorial Day is a reminder of the brave men and women who died while fighting in the U.S. Armed Forces. While Memorial Day is usually a holiday marking the beginning…

Saturday, May 25, 2024
2024 Team Illinois Youth Police Camp Coming This Summer

The Team Illinois Youth Police Camp is a week-long program that challenges young adults to better themselves through the philosophy of “Teamwork, Commitment and Pride.”

Friday, May 24, 2024
Session End Update-Dems May Not Meet Their Own Budget Deadline

It looks like Democrats may blow past their self-imposed budget deadline again this year. Republicans have once again been cut out of the process. We have to work together if…

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Claim Your Cash!

Rep. Dennis Tipsword is teaming up with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office in June to help you discover if you have any unclaimed cash with the state, and to help get…

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Illinois House Honors Fallen Servicemembers

The House Memorial Day ceremony was held this week, honoring the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives in service to our nation. This annual ceremony…

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Investing in Central Illinois

“Agreed. Our communities in Central Illinois have so much to offer. We need to enact policies that enhance our natural assets.” Rep. Dennis Tipsword My Turn | The case for…