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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…

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
“Legislation by Ambush”

“Legislative ambush is a routine majority practice when it comes to passing controversial measures like weapons bans and the controversial SAFE-T Act…” Jim Dey | Illinois Supreme Court’s willful blindness…

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Challenges to New Illinois Gun Laws Continue at the Federal Level

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against a newly-signed law targeting firearms makers and sellers in Illinois.

Friday, August 11, 2023
Gun Ban Ruling, Edgar Fellows, Drought Over? and More

Learning From the Best I was both excited and grateful to have been selected to participate this week in former Governor Jim Edgar’s ‘Edgar Fellows’ program. It was a great…

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Federal Trial Begins for Former Madigan Chief of Staff

Wednesday was the first day of Timothy Mapes’ Federal perjury and obstruction of justice trial. Federal trial to decide whether ex-chief of staff lied to protect his boss, Illinois House…

Monday, August 7, 2023
Challenges to Dems’ Firearms Ban Continue to Grow

More lawsuits against the firearms and magazine ban signed into law in January 2023 may be coming soon. A problematic portion of the law adds the use of certain attachments…

Saturday, August 5, 2023
It’s State Fair Time!

The State Fair in Springfield opens next week. After $64.8 million in upgrades, Illinois State Fair opens next week | Illinois |

Friday, August 4, 2023
Medicaid Recipients Need to Renew Proof of Eligibility

More than 47,000 Illinois residents lost Medicaid coverage this week. About 13,000 of those who lost coverage are no longer eligible, and another 34,000 never responded to requests to prove their…

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
Cash Bail, Unemployment Fraud, Edgar Fellows, and more

Elimination of Cash Bail Officially Takes Effect in September By a vote of 5-2 the Illinois Supreme Court has sided with legislative Democrats supporting the elimination of cash bail for…