Fire departments in Illinois that need assistance purchasing emergency vehicles can now apply for a loan through the Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan Programs. The Fire Truck and Ambulance Revolving Loan Programs are designed to assist emergency personnel purchase vehicles they otherwise couldn't afford.
Illinois has several new laws that address a backlog of applications for nursing home care, provide more first responders with medicines for allergy-related emergencies, boost protections for DCFS workers, and create a new lottery game to benefit families of fallen police officers.
Also during the week, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure creating the Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission, and the Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking proposals for projects that help children walk and bike to school.
The Quincy Veterans’ Home may now begin its five-year capital development plan following the signing of Senate Bill 3128 sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy, which provides for design-build contracting for the facility’s projects. Governor Bruce Rauner enacted the legislation on July 17 in Springfield.
Governor Rauner signed the Fiscal Year 2019 budget into law. See Senator Tracy's budget highlights.
Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, State Senators Melinda Bush and Jil Tracy have sponsored bipartisan legislation approved unanimously by the Illinois Senate today making significant reforms to the Legislative Ethics Commission.
To commemorate an internationally renowned illusionist who called Monmouth home, State Sen. Jil Tracy sponsored a Senate Resolution to declare April 21 as "Magic Day in Monmouth
Paying tribute to a local fallen hero, State Sen. Jil Tracy has designated Illinois Route 78 in Mason County from the Illinois River in Havana to the Sangamon River in Lynchburg as the "Sgt. Don H. Lascelles Memorial Highway."
Following the Illinois Senate’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) released the following statement highlighting key components of the proposal.
To correct an oversight in Illinois’ property law, State Sen. Jil Tracy and State Rep. Norine Hammond sponsored legislation that allows spouse-to-spouse transfers of wooded acreage without undergoing a property assessment—or incurring higher property taxes.
As Senator Tracy was working in Legislative Session in Springfield, she released the following statement to commend the City of Quincy's announcement to invest in a new water supply.
To reform the reporting of sexual offenses for victims unaware of a sexual crime—due to circumstances such as a drug-induced or unconscious encounters—legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy extends the statute of limitations to allow for the prosecution of a sexual offense committed against an adult within one year after the victim’s discovery.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly introduced resolutions in the Illinois Senate and House this week calling on a revenue estimate to be certified for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which begins July 1.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said Sen. Tracy and several Senate Republican legislators during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
IDPH is reporting that the norovirus outbreak at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy last month is over. Approximately 20 individuals experienced symptoms for a few days. The agency found no indication the outbreak was due to kitchen operations upon inspection.
Senate lawmakers return to Springfield April 10, and will continue their efforts to finalize a state budget and finish legislative business for the spring session by a scheduled adjournment date of May 31.
This week, the Senate Gaming Committee met to discuss legalization of sports wagering in Illinois, while the Senate Appropriations II Committee met on budget requests for a number of state agencies.
In other legislative news, Senate Republican lawmakers are sponsoring proposals to crack down on robo-calls, and supporting a constitutional amendment that would cap state spending and link any future spending increases to economic growth.
While the Illinois Senate was not in session this week, Senators were active in their districts – meeting with constituents, reviewing legislation, touring businesses, and more. Lawmakers are due back in Springfield the week of April 9.
Gov. Rauner signed bipartisan legislation this week that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality health care to more than three million Illinoisans.
The Senate passed three gun safety reform bills this week. Find out more details on each measure.
The Senate passed several different gun safety bills during the week. Support for the different legislative proposals varies, with some members opposing every bill, and others who support one or more of the proposals.
The Senate recently passed legislation (Senate Bill 1773 and Senate Bill 1573) to update a Medicaid assessment system that ensures that hospitals across the state will continue to receive federal funding.
State Sen. Jil Tracy's response to remarks made today by the Illinois Comptroller about the Quincy Veterans Home.
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.
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 offered their thoughts following today's joint Senate/House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing about Legionnaire’s Disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home.
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.
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