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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Legislative Update 4-5-19

April 5, 2019 Friend — We started off the week with State Trooper Day in Illinois. With the three deaths of IL State Troopers already this year, please remember to…


Saturday, April 6, 2019
Students visit capitol for the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 3

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) welcomed student co-op groups from the 109th District including students representing Wabash Communications Co-Op, Clay county Electric Co-Op, and Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative. “I always…


Friday, April 5, 2019
Traveling Office Hours Continue On April 10 in Lawrenceville and Mt. Carmel

We continue “Bringing State Government to You” on Wednesday, April 10th in Mt. Carmel from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Lawrenceville from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please contact the district…


Wednesday, April 3, 2019
IL House Honors Southern Illinois Author, Zachary Inyart, on Autism Awareness Day

“RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we congratulate Zachary Aaron Inyart on the publication of his first…


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Flora Student Participates in Leadership Program at State Capitol

The textbook came to life on Friday for Myra Lewis of Flora. She and her dad Chad, joined many other families in Springfield for the TeenPact leadership program for 8-19…


Monday, April 1, 2019
State Trooper Day in Illinois

April 1st of each year is designated as Illinois State Trooper Day, a day to honor the dedicated men and women of the Illinois State Police. Illinois State Trooper Day…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Legislative Update 3-29-19

March 29, 2019 Dear Friends — What a whirlwind week at the State Capitol! This is the week known as ‘Committee Deadline Week,’ where the more substantive bills are supposed…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Secretary of State’s Office begins issuing drivers’ licenses in compliance with federal REAL ID Act.

The REAL ID cards will maintain the ability of Illinois residents to use their State-issued ID card to enter the secure area of an airport, federal building, or military base. …


Friday, March 29, 2019
Pritzker Administration Borrows $440 Million

The bonds, backed by the “full faith and credit of the State of Illinois,” will roll over existing debt and raise money for capital spending.  As in previous warm weather…


Friday, March 29, 2019
House Bills Out of Committee: Focus Shifts to Floor Debate

Bills not out of House committee by Friday, March 29 were automatically referred back to the House Rules Committee.  Under House rules, the House Rules Committee does not have the…