DuSable Museum expands to an education center

To better reflect its existing mission, the DuSable Museum of African American History will look to become an education center as well as a museum by Juneteenth 2022. The move may also guarantee the 60-year-old institution more financial stability, given ...

Rep. Batinick’s Children’s Safety Expo & Touch a Truck

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting his annual Children's Safety Expo and Touch a Truck on Saturday, September 25th in Plainfield. This outside event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Central High School ...

Loughran Cappel invites residents to Coffee and Conversation

To give residents the chance to discuss their concerns and ideas, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) will hold an outdoor Coffee and Conversation event.

Jobs and millions in economic impact through landmark clean energy legislation

Following the Senate’s passage of a landmark piece of legislation that will cement Illinois’ status as a leader in the clean energy sector and save thousands of jobs, State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) released the following statement:

Organizations invited to participate in pet expo

Local pet businesses and organizations are invited to participate in a pet expo hosted by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport).

Illinois Lottery game funding to help end Alzheimer's

TTW Press Room As part of her work to raise awareness and bring an end to all forms of dementia, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, passed a new law that will extend an important funding source for the Alzheimer's Awareness ...

Veterans’ Affairs supervisors must be veterans under new law

All service officers and supervisors for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be required to be honorably discharged veterans under legislation sponsored by State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) signed into law recently.

Residents urged be aware of Comed scam involving Crypto-currency payments

TTW Press Room Attorney General Kwame Raoul is warning Illinois residents to be on the lookout for a scam in which thieves claim to be affiliated with ComEd in order to scare people into making wrongful cash or bitcoin payments ...

Loughran Cappel promotional opportunities for local businesses

In an effort to promote local businesses and assist recovery efforts, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewod) is interested in touring small business tours within the 49thDistrict.

Loughran Cappel seeks input ahead of next legislative session

State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) is providing residents with a chance to help shape her legislative agenda moving forward through a new survey.

Connor’s new law protects clean water in Illinois

Groundwater near quarry fill sites in Illinois will be monitored more closely as a result of legislation passed by State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) that was signed into law Friday.

Pritzker creates new Office of Equity

TTW Pressroom Building on the administration’s ongoing work to advance equity and inclusion, Governor JB Pritzker recently signed an Executive Order establishing the Office of Equity to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across state government. By creating a standalone ...

Expanded access to utility bill relief signed into law

A measure led by State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) that would expand access to utility bill assistance programs was signed into law recently.

New law for gun-carrying

TTW pressroom A new law sponsored by State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) will help prevent potentially fatal accidents by increasing training requirements for private detectives and private security guards who want to carry firearms.

Early termination fees for deceased customers now law

Legislation championed by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) that will end the practice of burdening family members of deceased utility customers with early termination fees was signed into law Friday.