Senator Jim Oberweis is interviewed after Governor J. B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget Address February 20 to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives.
Senator Jim Oberweis released the following statement after Governor J. B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget Address February 20 to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives.
The House voted along party lines during the week to increase Illinois’ minimum wage despite economic concerns by business and public groups.
Honoring our Presidents
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan
Celebrating Abraham Lincoln's Birthday!
The Senate voted 39-18 during the week to advance a Democrat plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour – a plan that could have huge repercussions for employers across the board, including public universities, school districts, and not-for-profit organizations.
Senator Jim Oberweis released the following statement after the Senate voted increase the minimum wage incrementally to $15.00 per hour for standard and tipped employees over a six-year ramp.
Senator Jim Oberweis is urging Illinoisans to speak up and help put a fair maps amendment on the ballot for the next election, giving voters the power to pick their legislators instead of letting lawmakers pick their voters.
Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Senate lawmakers braved the cold to return to the Capitol January 29-31, as the Governor issued a disaster proclamation for the entire state ahead of the severe winter storm that blanketed Illinois with life-threatening wind chills.
As the spring legislative session resumes January 29, more than 550 legislative proposals have already been filed for consideration by lawmakers.
Senator Jim Oberweis has been asked to serve as Republican spokesperson for the Labor Committee and for the Environment and Conservation Committee for the 101st General Assembly.
A new Administration transitioned into power during the week with Governor J.B. Pritzker being sworn into office on January 14.
Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. !
Senator Jim Oberweis has been reappointed to the Senate Republican leadership team as the Illinois General Assembly begins its 101st biennial session.
Illinois lawmakers gathered in Springfield this week to convene the 101st General Assembly, Senator Bill Brady was re-elected as Senator Minority Leader, and Governor Bruce Rauner issued a progress report in the last week of his Administration.
Senator Jim Oberweis joins the Capitol Report podcast January 9 to discuss the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly, and what the challenges and opportunities are for lawmakers.
Senator Jim Oberweis says the convening of the 101st General Assembly Jan. 9 signals a renewed commitment to face the challenges and welcome the opportunities awaiting Illinois.
Happy New Year, friends, and all the best in 2019!
When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 253 new laws will take effect in the state of Illinois.
As Illinoisans from Cairo to Chicago celebrate the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect on January 1.
As citizens throughout Illinois toast the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect. From public-safety laws to fighting human trafficking and celebrating our state’s rich history, these new laws cover a wide range of topics.
A year-long celebration of the state’s 200th birthday culminated this week in a Grand Bicentennial Party, the Governor declared Christian County a disaster area after tornadoes ripped through central Illinois, and seven Illinois hospitals have been listed among the best in the nation.
Legislators were in Springfield for the final week of the Fall Veto Session, taking action on measures vetoed or changed by the Governor.
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