Rep. Pritchard's distance, online learning law signed

Jul 31, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to sign a law to help boost the quality of distance and online learning programs across Illinois and... Read more

Part 3: New Laws Effective January 1, 2014

Dec 21, 2013
2014 will ring in hundreds of new laws. Over the next five days we will recap 25 of them. Some you may have heard about, others you may be just... Read more

Week in review for 12/9/13 through 12/14/13

Dec 13, 2013
Pensions -- Illinois credit ratingMoody's, Standard & Poor's issue positive statements about Illinois pension progress.  After pension reform bill SB 1 was signed into law on Thursday, December 5, global... 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

It's time to solve the Illinois pension crisis

Nov 12, 2013
by Rep. David McSweeneyOriginally Published November 11, 2013 - Northwest Herald It's clear that Illinois is heading in the wrong economic direction. We have a 9.2 percent unemployment rate (second highest... Read more

Week in Review for August 5 - 9 2013

Aug 12, 2013
TaxesHouse Republicans take stand against "progressive" income tax proposal.  At the end of the 2013 spring session, the Democrat majority introduced a new State constitutional amendment, HJRCA 33, for discussion.... Read more

Week in Review for July 15 - July 19, 2013

Jul 22, 2013
Diabetes and Public HealthHouse Republican measures aimed at improving public diabetes awareness become law.  The bipartisan Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus 2013 agenda included two measures to raise funds for diabetes... Read more

July 8th Pension Reform Committee Highlights

Jul 9, 2013
Pension Reform Conference Committee on July 8, 2013Members of the the Pension Reform Conference Committee met for the third time yesterday to discuss options for comprehensive pension reform.Today was the date... Read more

Pension Reform at a Glance

May 1, 2013
Leader Tom Cross & Rep. Nekritz introducing pension reformThis morning, the House Committee on Personnel and Pensions passed  SB001 HA#1, legislation sponsored by Speaker Mike Madigan to reform the states ailing... Read more