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Tracy responds to Illinois Comptroller remarks about Quincy Veterans Home

State Sen. Jil Tracy's response to remarks made today by the Illinois Comptroller about the Quincy Veterans Home.

Tracy reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

State Sen. Jil Tracy issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's Budget Address presented to a joint session of lawmakers on February 14.

Tracy reacts to ‘State of the State’ address

State Sen. Jil Tracy issued the following statement following Gov. Bruce Rauner's annual “State of the State” address on January 31.

Senators Jil Tracy and Paul Schimpf offer their thoughts following the Veterans Affairs Committee hearing

Senators Jil Tracy and Paul Schimpf offered their thoughts following today's joint Senate/House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing about Legionnaire’s Disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home.

Tracy co-chairs first meeting of Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention

State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), the newly named Co-Chair of the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention, hosted the first meeting in Chicago on Dec. 14.

Tracy announces two crucial community capital programs will receive remaining grant funds

State Sen. Jil Tracy announced that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered the release of grant funds for two crucial capital programs in the 47th Senate District, Eagle View Community Health Systems and the Macomb Public Library District.

Tracy earns perfect score on Illinois Manufacturing Legislative Scorecard

This week, the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) gave State Senator Jil Tracy a perfect score on her 2017 Illinois Manufacturing Legislative Scorecard.

Tracy appointed to Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced on Monday that he is appointing State Senator Jil Tracy and four other Senate Republican members to serve on the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

Nominate an Illinois Veteran

With Veterans Day approaching, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Committee announced their HONOR 200 campaign. They are seeking to honor 200 veterans from across the state, whose sacrifices go above and beyond the call of duty.

Female senators announce creation of bipartisan Women’s Caucus

A bipartisan group of female state senators announced the creation of the Women’s Caucus on Thursday at a press conference in Springfield.

Measures pass targeting sexual harassment

The Illinois General Assembly moved quickly this week to pass legislation in response to recent allegations of sexual harassment in and around the Statehouse.

LAC Confirms Continued Problems With Neighborhood Recovery Initiative

The General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) met this week, and reviewed the second of two scathing audits of the controversial Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) program.

Comptroller Releases Critical School Funding

This week, the Illinois Comptroller’s Office released $421 million, the last and final quarter payment for fiscal year 2017 mandated categorical (MCAT) payments to schools —the most delayed payments from the previous school year, 2016-2017.

Senate Passes Legislation to Honor Local Fallen Heroes

The Illinois Senate this week passed legislation to honor a Navy Seal and two police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty.

Veto session begins

Lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the annual fall “veto session” this week and are expected to either take up votes to override or accept a number of vetoes to legislation issued by Gov. Rauner.