After returning from a gun violence Senate Walkout on March 14 in remembrance of the month anniversary of the Parkland shooting massacre, five GOP senators had something to say about Democratic sponsored fire-arm legislation.
A bill to provide more funding to increase students opportunities at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) brought up very different feelings from four GOP senators at a recent Senate Education Committee hearing.
Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) stood proudly at the podium Monday during a press conference for the signing of SB1773, establishing a new and revised hospital assessment program valued at $3.5 billion that is based on matching federal funds.
Multi-tax assessment districts in Henderson, Iroquois and Fulton counties top the list of townships in Illinois with the lowest spending per capita in 2017, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.
Amendments to bills related to a proposed opioid task force and heroin overdose statistics had Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) questioning the lack of due process by her peers in presenting legislation at a House Human Services Committee hearing last week.
While veterans watched live from the Quincy Veterans Home, Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) and Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) raised questions about the plumbing system at the vets home that was the direct cause for the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 13 people since 2015.
About 65,617 DuPage County residents – or about 7 percent of the region’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.