Building momentum toward a budget compromise

A Senate budget hearing this week focused on the state economy, with additional time dedicated to an overview of a budget plan offered up by The Civic Federation, a non-partisan research organization.

State prioritizes Illinois’ cybersecurity

The state’s current antiquated technology systems put Illinois citizens and their information at risk—something Governor Rauner and the team at the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) are seeking to change.

Changes advanced to state’s school funding formula

For more than a year, lawmakers have sought a bipartisan fix to the state’s education funding formula—agreed by legislators on both sides of the aisle to be both inequitable and unfair. This week, an amendment was filed in the Senate to change the current education funding system.

Tracy legislation to aid the Illinois School for Visually Impaired clears committee

The Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) may soon find relief in their recruitment process with help from legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) that passed out of the

Illinois falls short in overall well-being

Finding itself falling to the bottom of yet another state comparison ranking, Illinois ranked 34th nationally in well-being in a recently released report published by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Senate Republicans look toward budget progress

In the days following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s annual budget address, Senate lawmakers once again returned their attention to negotiating a resolution to Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis.

Budget options

Gov. Rauner outlined budget options to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives, during his third annual Budget Address Feb. 15. For two years, the Governor has aske

Fighting heart disease

Illinois legislators, representatives from the state Department of Public Health, and health advocates gathered in Capitol Feb. 15 to spread awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, and to encourage Illinois women to unite in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Sen. Tracy reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

State Sen. Jil Tracy issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's third annual Budget Address, presented to a joint session of lawmakers on February 15.

Education Funding Reform Commission issues framework for school funding solution

The Education Funding Reform Commission issued its report to the General Assembly Feb. 1, highlighting ideas for how the legislature could craft a bipartisan solution to the issue of creating a new and improved school funding formula.

Tracy launches legislative website

State Senator Jil Tracy is eager to make constituent service a top priority and is happy to announce her legislative offices are open and her legislative website is up and running.

Tracy reacts to ‘State of the State’ address

State Sen. Jil Tracy joined her fellow lawmakers in the chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives on January 25 to listen as Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his annual “State of the State” address.

Tracy named GOP Spokesperson for State Government Committee; opens district office

State Sen. Jil Tracy has been appointed Republican Spokesperson for the Senate State Government Committee, which considers legislation related to state government processes, such as procurement standards, state agency rulemaking and emergency management.

Tracy sworn in to represent 47th Senate District

The State Capitol set the stage as former Illinois State Rep. Jil Tracy was sworn in to the Illinois Senate, joining the ranks of the state’s historic 100th General Assembly on Jan. 11.