In his second Budget Address to lawmakers, Governor J.B. Pritzker unveiled a proposal that seeks $1.6 billion in new spending and makes some funding for priorities like education, health care and public safety contingent on the approval of his tax increase.
Please sign this petition to let the people decide on Fair Maps! Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot, which will give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Senator Jim Oberweis was among the participants in the Food Checkout Day Shopping Spree sponsored by the Kane County Farm Bureau on February 17.
Senator Jim Oberweis released the following statement after Governor J. B. Pritzker delivered his Budget Address February 19 to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Continuing our push for fair legislative maps, Senate Republicans are supporting a new amendment to our state’s Constitution that would take the process of drawing legislative districts out of the hands of sitting lawmakers.
Lincoln's Birthday is February 12!
The first $50 million of the $420 million dedicated to statewide broadband Internet expansion was released during the week, along with information about how to apply for the grants.
Senator Oberweis recently attended the Grand Opening of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Western Great Lakes’ new lab and outreach center in Elk Grove Village.
Governor J.B. Pritzker painted a rosy picture in his first “State of the State” address January 29, but Senate Republican lawmakers say a greater emphasis should have been placed on rooting out corruption, starting with revamping the state’s process for drawing legislative maps.
Action, not just rhetoric, is needed to improve the “State of the State” and Senator Jim Oberweis says lawmakers must get to work to restore Illinois’ fiscal responsibility and fundamentally change the way state government operates.
I am hosting a state legislative Teleforum TONIGHT to talk with you about your concerns and answer your questions about the issues facing us all as residents of Illinois.
A major issue with the state’s Automatic Voter Registration system made headlines during the week, raising questions about the integrity of Illinois’ elections.
Just like you dial 9-1-1 for emergencies, you can now call 2-1-1 in Kane County and talk with a live specialist to help you with your human service and resource needs.
In the wake of federal indictments and raids, and elected official resignations, a special legislative panel heard testimony during the week addressing ethics and lobbying legal loopholes.
Teachers in Illinois are reminded that they can apply now through January 31 for the annual Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant program.
The state’s population decline continues to be a cause for concern as Illinois enters a new decade with nearly 160,000 fewer residents.
As a new year begins, Illinois residents may be interested to learn about several notable new laws that take effect January 1.
As people throughout Illinois prepare to ring in the New Year, the Senate Republican Caucus is continuing to highlight new laws that will take effect on January 1.
As a New Year approaches, Illinois residents may want to know about several notable laws that take effect on Jan. 1.
A recent report ranks Illinois low in fiscal transparency, and as a new decade looms, lawmakers must commit to improving the state’s system of drawing legislative boundaries to limit undue influence from politicians and special interests.
November is a month of celebrating all that is good about our nation’s freedom and its democracy.
Illinois continues to move toward a brand-new industry launching statewide, as state government continues to prepare for the sale of recreational cannabis beginning January 1.
The fall Veto Session came to a close during the week with the final days’ main focus firmly on combatting the ethics problems currently plaguing the state.
Honoring all who served!
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