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Monday, March 28, 2022
Week in Review: Debt, broken promises, crime & more

TAXES & DEBTIllinois Democrats’ UI plan prioritizes pork projects over paying off debt; will lead to tax hikes on Illinois jobs. Read the full summary of last week’s news by…


Monday, February 28, 2022
Deadline For Illinois Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards Approaches Next Month

Is your Illinois driver’s license expiring? There’s a little over one month to renew licenses and ID cards statewide. The deadline was extended for driver’s licenses and ID cards from…


Monday, February 7, 2022
Thousands Who Received Illinois Unemployment Benefits Run Into Trouble Getting Required 1099-G Tax Forms, Say State Is Of No Help

It’s tax season, but thousands of taxpayers who are desperate to get the paperwork they need are finding website glitches, long waits, and still no tax forms. Those taxpayers are…


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
How to watch the State of the State address

Governor Pritzker will offer his State of the State address at noon on Wednesday. You can watch the speech live by clicking here.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022
One year later: Illinois less safe since SAFE-T Act enacted

In February of 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the quickly drafted and un-vetted SAFE-T Act into law. The Safety Accountability, Fairness & Equity Today Act was purported to keep Illinois families safer. But,…


Monday, January 10, 2022
Week in Review: Minimum wage, Inspector General, redistricting & more

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and case counts surging, the General Assembly reconvened last week to begin its 2022 session. The current schedule calls for the members of both chambers to…


Tuesday, December 14, 2021
State Fire Marshal offers winter holiday safety tips

The holidays are here and that means many will be decorating their homes. Hanging up decorations is fun, but keep in mind, holiday decorations can increase your risk for a…


Monday, December 6, 2021
Secretary of State aims to reduce long lines at Illinois driver services facilities

Illinois’ Department of Motor Vehicles, run by the Secretary of State, is making changes aiming to reduce long wait times. Click here to read the full story from 25 News.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Illinois startup beats Tesla, Ford to market with first electric pickup truck

On Tuesday, the first-to-market electric pickup truck rolled off the assembly line in Normal, Illinois. The truck was manufactured by electric vehicle (EV) producer Rivian, which is backed by Amazon,…


Tuesday, September 14, 2021
New capital program aimed at revitalizing main streets in Illinois

Illinois has a new economic recovery program aimed at revitalizing commercial corridors that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story from the Center Square here.