Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
The Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) cited Rep. Patti Bellock's (R-Hinsdale) work on patient safety legislation and other health care initiatives in naming her "Legislator of the Year" recently.
Rep. Christine Winger (R-Wood Dale) helped her constituents better understand property tax assessments and appeals through an informal seminar that coincided with the release of area property tax bills recently.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren(R-IL) announced recently that he is cosponsor of two bills that would make it easier for Americans to access the training and education required for jobs in high-demand industries, according to a press release.
Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) said the recent passage of House Bill 418 will prevent retired police officers who are already receiving a pension from earning a second pension if they take on a new active-duty position.
Chairman Brian Krajewski is calling on area conservatives to join the DuPage Republican Party as it begins work on the 2018 election, which will feature several prominent and critical races, according to the group's newsletter.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) described Monday's passage of Senate Bill 1446 as a hypocritical move by Democrats to make it harder for Gov. Bruce Rauner to use managed care systems for some Medicaid recipients.
Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) is joining Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radongo (R-Lemont) to present the 2017 Health & Safety Expo, a free event in Downers Grove on Saturday.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
The Illinois Republican Party is urging residents of House Districts 46, 56 and 84 to call their representatives and voice their opposition to a budget based on tax hikes passed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday.
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) joined Reps. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) at a press conference on May 16 calling for bipartisan cooperation on passing a state budget that incorporates economic reforms before the legislative session ends on May 31.