SPRINGFIELD – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature. “When I first ran for office, the first promise I made the people of the State of Illinois was that I would... Read More.
What is it like for a newly sworn-in State Representative to seen their name up on the voting board for the first time? 109th District State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) can tell you. Niemerg took the oath of office in ceremonies in Springfield this week. In... Read More.
Students Visit Springfield on Co-Op Day Dozens of students from across the state visited the Capitol as part of the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day. The annual event held on April 3 in Springfield focuses on encouraging tomorrow’s leaders to take an interest in... Read More.
Anna Heistad. Minnie Vautrin. Thomas Jones. Three ordinary people who did extraordinary things in service of their fellow man, each of whom history has largely forgotten. These “unsung heroes” will be profiled in a new exhibition set to open... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner today completed his 3rd annual “Governor’s Ride to Springfield," supporting Illinois Veterans organizations and the Honor Flight of Illinois.
A column by Southeastern Illinois College President Jonah Rice, Ph.D. Illinois has been without a budget for two years and we’re looking at a minimum of one more, maybe even two additional... Read More.
One day after House and Senate Republicans unveiled a compromise balanced budget plan to end the budget impasse, Governor Bruce Rauner today called lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session from Wednesday, June 21st through the June 30th fiscal year deadline.
Time is running out for 9-1-1 in Illinois. The mechanism to fund 9-1-1 expires or sunsets on June 30th. With the Illinois Legislature looking to adjourn on May 31st, lawmakers must agree to a plan to continue the funding of 9-1-1. If lawmakers don’t come to... Read More.
Governor Rauner this morning activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Springfield to ensure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several... Read More.