Week in Review for March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019
DOWNSTATEPush to reopen minimum-security unit within Tamms Correctional Center. The 700-bed facility, which contains a minimum-security work camp, used to support hundreds of jobs in economically-challenged Alexander County in far... Read more

Week in Review for March 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
TAXESTax Foundation finds Pritzker tax proposal would have devastating effect on Illinois economy. Illinois, which is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation in terms of sales taxes... Read more

Week in Review for March 8, 2019

Mar 8, 2019
TAXESGov. Pritzker proposes a $3.4 billion tax hike on Illinois families and businesses. On Thursday, March 7, Governor J.B. Pritzker finally unveiled his plan for a graduated income tax in... Read more

Week in Review for February 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
BUDGET Gov. Pritzker's Tax, Borrow & Spend Budget More of the Same Failed Democratic Playbook. Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget and State of the State Address to a... Read more

Week in Review for February 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLY Representative Bourne leads appointment of new Legislative Inspector General. Rep. Avery Bourne led a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in the selection of a person with trusted... Read more

Week in Review for February 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYHouse Republicans oppose Madigan's Rules. One of the first legislative actions of the Illinois House in the 101st General Assembly occurred this week, with the consideration and adoption... Read more

Week in Review for January 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYLeader Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Fair Maps Amendment. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced this week that he, along with the entire House Republican caucus, has filed HJRCA... Read more

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