Chicago homeowners get tax break relative to 'burbs

Dec 12, 2013
Though they may find it hard to believe, Chicago property owners pay relatively less in property taxes than suburban owners do, particularly in the city's collar counties. And the difference... Read more

Preventing disruption in service at Illinois nonprofit agencies

Dec 10, 2013
One of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's primary responsibilities is to pay the state's bills. Given that duty, she has made it a priority to reach out to nonprofit agency... Read more

BBB's Top 10 Christmas Scams to Avoid

Dec 5, 2013
In preparation for their Christmas shopping consumers are making their lists and checking them twice but before the buying begins they need to be aware of the scams that could... Read more

"We Don't Serve Teens" Campaign

Nov 26, 2013
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is joining forces with the wine and spirits industry to promote the "We Don't Serve Teens...and You Shouldn't Either" campaign to protect teenagers from the... Read more

Week in Review for 11/18/13 through 11/22/13

Nov 22, 2013
Illinois TornadoesTornadoes strike communities throughout Illinois.  While twelve states were affected, Illinois was especially hard-hit by the severe frontal system that moved eastward on Sunday, November 17.  Death and destruction... Read more

Legislators: How many Illinoisans lost healthcare plan due to fed insurance requirements?

Nov 7, 2013
In response to stories about Illinois residents who lost their current health insurance coverage or experienced rate increases, Rep Darlene Senger is asking the Illinois Department of Insurance to publicly disclose... Read more

Off-Road Illinois provides travelers with resources for the ultimate outdoor Illinois adventure

Oct 28, 2013
The Illinois Office of Tourism recently launched a new online feature dedicated to helping travelers plan the ultimate outdoor adventure in Illinois. The new Off-Road Illinois provides information, resources and... Read more

Week in Review for 10/21/13 through 10/25/13

Oct 25, 2013
House Republican Leader Jim DurkinJim Durkin unanimously elected by Illinois House as Republican Leader.  Durkin's election, which was an anticipated event after his colleagues unanimously elected him in August 2013... Read more

Wheeler bill helps families take care of seniors

Oct 25, 2013
Working with local property tax assessors and home healthcare providers, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) has introduced House Bill 3715, a measure aimed at helping families take care of... Read more

Rep. Davidsmeyer Steps Up to Help Protect Families from Telemarketers

Oct 21, 2013
Have you or someone you know signed up for the national Do Not Call Registry and yet still receive unwanted calls to your home or cell phone from telemarketers? Some... Read more