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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
IDES callback frustrations grow; lawmakers seeking answers left on hold

Since March, lawmakers have been pushing for virtual appointments with Illinois Department Of Employment Security (IDES) agents. And two months after sending a letter to Gov. JB Pritzker, everyone is…


Monday, May 10, 2021
What’s changing as Illinois moves into bridge phase of re-opening on Friday

The Bridge Phase will begin May 14, allowing for higher capacity limits at places like museums, zoos and spectator events as well as increased business operations during a transitional period…


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
REAL ID deadline is extended to May 3, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline for REAL ID drivers licenses and identification cards to May 3, 2023. This means that existing Illinois drivers licenses and…


Monday, April 12, 2021
State opens vaccine availability to all those over age of 16

As of today, Monday April 12, coronavirus vaccine availability has been opened up in Illinois to everyone over the age of 16. Many counties around the state had already expanded…


Monday, March 22, 2021
House Republicans offer plan to “Reimagine Illinois”

If you could build a better Illinois, what would it look like? Visit ReimagineIllinois.com to review our plan.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Illinois Republicans urge responsibility in use of federal stimulus dollars

SPRINGFIELD — One day after President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, Illinois House Republicans called for the General Assembly to oversee the appropriation of funds in…


Monday, March 1, 2021
How to monitor this week’s virtual committee hearings

This week the Illinois House of Representatives will begin conducting virtual committee hearings for the purpose of reviewing and passing legislation to the full House. To ensure that members of…


Monday, February 22, 2021
When will Illinois move to Phase 5 of reopening plan?

As new cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates continue to decline in Illinois, many are wondering when the state will transition into the next phase of the state’s reopening plan. Click…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Move Over: Illinois State Police release first safety report from new task force

The Move Over Task Force, formed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker in 2019, delivered a report detailing their study of the causes of Move Over crashes and violations and proposing ways to…


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Illinois Republicans push Pritzker to unfreeze business tax breaks to create jobs

House Republicans are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to unfreeze the Blue Collar Jobs Act ahead of his annual budget address Wednesday to help Illinois attract companies and create jobs….