During the upcoming fall veto session, during which they generally take action on bills vetoed by the Governor, Illinois lawmakers could also be asked to consider a proposal to consolidate suburban and downstate pension plans, and new bills being filed by lawmakers.
As part of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, the Illinois State Fire Marshal is offering safety tips to keep your family safe.
As Veterans Day approaches, Senator Jil Tracy is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol, November 4-15.
Personal finance publication Kiplinger has ranked all U.S. states to determine which is the most, and the least, tax-friendly, based on the tax burden placed on residents.
Never Forgotten. United We Stand!
An estimated $69 million in federal aid is being sought for flood damages across the state, and I joined with central Illinois leaders and state officials Sept. 4 at IEMA training conference to discuss how best to plan for major flooding events.
Outdoor sporting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn about new laws and important dates at the Sportsmen’s Legislative Update hosted by Senator Jil Tracy September 4 in Beardstown.
Happy Labor Day!
A number of bills sponsored by Senate Republican lawmakers have been signed into law during the week, including measures expanding youth hunting, shining light on ADA violations, seeking to repurpose a state facility, and increasing safety.
Vistra’s announcement August 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to Senator Jil Tracy.
Landmark sexual harassment and discrimination reforms, and a measure aimed at reducing property taxes by allowing for some government consolidation have recently been signed into law.
Senator Jil Tracy has been asked to serve on a new state Task Force that will study the property tax system in Illinois and work to find ways to provide relief to home and business owners.
Victims of sexual harassment and discrimination will have better legal protections thanks to a new law co-sponsored by Senator Jil Tracy and signed August 9 by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
Victims of sexual harassment and discrimination will have better legal protections thanks to a new law I co-sponsored that was signed August 9 by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
New laws that received the Governor’s signature during the week include legislation aimed at promoting Scott’s Law and a measure promoting hunting education and safety.
Millions of Illinoisans impacted by the 2017 Equifax breach could soon be in line for a cash payment, as the credit monitoring company announced during the week a federal lawsuit settlement that includes restitution for consumers impacted by the breach.
In the wake of a recent federal Supreme Court ruling, Senate Republicans are renewing their call to pass a state Constitutional Amendment to allow voters to decide who draws legislative boundary maps.
Illinois citizens affected by spring and summer flooding are being asked to report any damage to local officials to help the state qualify for federal aid, according to Senator Jil Tracy.
Recent strong earthquakes in California are prompting calls for earthquake awareness from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), which is also focusing this month on young people learning how to prepare for all emergency situations.
Senator Jil Tracy talked about action taken by the Illinois General Assembly during the Spring session to a crowd of about 40 people at the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon July 10.
The Fourth of July is a celebration of independence, a time to pay tribute to our nation, its founders and the men and women who in so many ways have made her great.
The United States Supreme Court ruled during the week that courts have no role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims, a decision that Senate Republicans say further underscores the need for a fair maps redistricting process in Illinois.
June 21, 2019
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