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

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

Week in Review for December 22, 2018

Dec 22, 2018
BUDGETCGFA issues National Rankings Survey. The December 2018 year-end report, compiled by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA), is intended to show how the state of Illinois compares... Read more

Week in Review for December 15, 2018

Dec 15, 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLY General Assembly takes step to reduce administrative expenses, consolidate operations. Under the setup in place in Springfield's Capitol Complex heading into Fiscal Year 2019, the Illinois General Assembly... Read more

Week in Review for December 7, 2018

Dec 9, 2018
PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSHFuneral services held, National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away at... Read more

Week in Review for December 1, 2018

Nov 30, 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLYGeneral Assembly concludes 2018 veto session. The November 2018 veto session came to an end on Thursday, November 29 with final actions on many bills vetoed by Gov.... Read more

Week in Review for November 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLYJim Durkin re-elected as House Republican Leader. The 57-year-old Durkin has led the House Republican Caucus since 2013. Leader Durkin was re-elected unanimously by his House Republican colleagues in... Read more

Week in Review for November 3, 2018

Nov 2, 2018
BUDGET State revenue up in October. The monthly report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) monitors State cash flow and economic trends. The CGFA numbers depict continued... Read more

Week and Review for October 27, 2018

Oct 29, 2018
EDUCATIONState Board of Education approves recommendations to expand and diversify highly qualified teacher workforce. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has approved specific recommendations to expand and diversify the state's... Read more

Week in Review for October 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018
JOBS Illinois unemployment rate matches record low. The 4.1% unemployment figure reported by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) matches the lowest number ever posted for this figure,... Read more

Week in Review for October 12, 2018

Oct 12, 2018
ECONOMIC GROWTHIllinois Innovation Network expands to DeKalb County. Northern Illinois University (NIU), already home to many centers of graduate education and research, has announced plans for a $23 million... Read more

Week in Review for October 5, 2018

Oct 5, 2018
BUDGETCGFA releases State revenue numbers for September 2018. The Commission on Budget Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) is the nonpartisan budget-forecasting arm of the Illinois General Assembly. Working with... Read more

Week in Review for September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
TAXESThe Tax Foundation issues mixed rating for Illinois' tax structure. The Washington-based nonpartisan study institute monitors the tax laws of all 50 states, and issues comparative rankings based on... Read more

Week in Review for September 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018
JOBS Illinois unemployment rate matches lowest on record. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Thursday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls... Read more

Week in Review for September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018
HURRICANE FLORENCEIllinois prepared to assist states impacted by Hurricane Florence. Governor Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that Illinois is prepared to provide personnel and other support to states that may... Read more

Week in Review for September 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLYMike Marron sworn in as 104th District State Representative. Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron was sworn-in Friday to serve as the new 104th District State Representative. Marron... Read more

Week in Review for August 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018
AGRICULTUREAg-boosting measures signed into law. At the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Industrial Hemp Act, Senate Bill 2298, adding Illinois to a growing... Read more

Week in Review for August 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLYRep. Helene Miller Walsh appointed to 51st House District seat. With her business experience, passion for public service, and commitment to fighting for her community, Representative Helene Miller... Read more

Week in Review for August 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018
JOBSIllinois' unemployment rate drops to 4.2%. The numbers also showed that Illinois' economy created 3,700 new nonfarm payroll jobs in July 2018. The new 4.2% unemployment figure approaches... Read more

Week in Review for August 10, 2018

Aug 10, 2018
STATE GOVERNMENTNew law brings hundreds of state jobs back to Sangamon County. Gov. Bruce Rauner followed through with his promise to bring state jobs back to the capital city... Read more