Week in Review

Jan 18, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYDurkin appoints Leadership Team for 101st General Assembly. On Wednesday, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced the appointment of his Leadership team for the 101st General Assembly. Congratulations... Read more

TBT: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle"

Jan 17, 2019
Armistice Day Celebration in Springfield on November 11, 1918In his stirring Second Inaugural Address in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln called upon the nation to, "care for him who shall have... Read more

Durkin appoints Leadership Team for 101st General Assembly

Jan 16, 2019
Top Row: Leader Jim Durkin, Reps. Dan Brady &  Tom Demmer2nd Row: Reps. Avery Bourne, CD Davidsmeyer & Norine Hammond3rd Row: Reps. Michael McAuliffe, Grant Wehrli & Keith WheelerBottom: Reps.... Read more

Veterans' hiring preference to be expanded under Hammond legislation

Jan 15, 2019
For decades, Illinois and the nation have worked to support those who served in our nation's armed forces. From pensions for wounded Civil War veterans to the G.I. Bill of... Read more

Week in Review for January 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYInauguration of 101st General Assembly. The new session of the state legislature will be the first group of lawmakers to meet in Illinois' third century. The House... Read more

TBT: The Blizzard of '79

Jan 10, 2019
Man measures snowfall from his roof after the Blizzard of '79. Photo from the Illinois Digital Archives.Can a snowstorm swing an election?Forty years ago this week, northern Illinois was hammered... Read more

Freshman legislators sworn into the 101st General Assembly

Jan 9, 2019
Today 13 Republican lawmakers took the oath of office and joined the ranks of the Freshman class of the 101st General Assembly.We are proud to introduce the new members of... Read more

Illinois Receives $3.7 Million Early Childhood Grant

Jan 8, 2019
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development has received a Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Initial Grant Award from the U.S. Department... Read more

New law protects adult children's visitation rights with elderly parents

Jan 8, 2019
Sandy Baksys of Springfield hadn't seen her elderly father since December of 2016 when she took the matter to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) for help.Baksys says she was... Read more

New law will assist school for children with autism to take field trips

Jan 7, 2019
Field trips are an important part of any student's education. There is nothing quite like visiting a museum, historic site or other outside venue that helps expand a student's horizons... Read more