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Bertino-Tarrant town hall meeting Thursday

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss state legislative issues on Thursday, February 23. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Joliet Library, 3395 W. Black Road. “Meeting with ...

Governor announces new efforts to expand diversity programs at Tollway

Governor Bruce Rauner joined Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, Board Directors Corey Brooks and Joe Gomez, and Executive Director Greg Bedalov to highlight the Tollway's efforts in strengthening diversity programs to build new opportunities and assistance for minorities, women and veterans. ...

Foster Introduces Legislation to Protect Immigrants’ Rights

Congressman Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) introduced two bills to protect the rights of immigrants. The legislation would protect immigrants’ legal rights and right to an attorney. The Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act (H.R. 912) would impose ...

Bertino-Tarrant to host Kids’ Fair

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will host her annual free Kids’ Fair for elementary students in February. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield. ...

Claar to kickoff campaign for reelection amidst protests

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is set to kickoff his campaign for reelection.

Bertino-Tarrant calls for legislative leader term limits

Building on the success of the Illinois Senate recently adopting term limits for Senate leaders, State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Shorewood) refiled a constitutional amendment that would place term limits on all legislative leaders in state government. “We need term limits ...

New investment program launched for children and adults with a disability or blindness

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs presented a groundbreaking partnership that brings together 14 states to encourage individuals to invest money on behalf of people with a disability or blindness without jeopardizing their federal disability benefits. Illinois leads the National Achieving ...

Democratic Women of Will County hold annual meeting in Bolingbrook

The Democratic Women of Will County held their annual meeting, the first during the Trump administration.

Rauner proposes changes to address potentially dangerous drug interactions

Amended rules will better protect patients from harmful effects of adverse medication interactions and increase accountability. Governor Bruce Rauner called for a strengthening of the Rules that oversee pharmacy consultations in Illinois, in an effort to increase pharmacy accountability and ...

Frerichs seeks commonsense change to protect Medical Marijuana Patients

The availability of medical marijuana in Illinois is in jeopardy depending upon how the President Donald Trump administration approaches the enforcement of marijuana and banking laws, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. Current federal law prohibits banks from processing money ...

State Announces Free Tax Preparation for Low Income Families

Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary James Dimas today announced free income tax preparation and electronic filing is available for low income workers and families. The services are provided free of charge at locations across the state to families with ...

Rally against Scott Pruitt appointment to head EPA will be held in Bolingbrook

A rally to oppose President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, will be held in Bolingbrook on Tuesday, January 24.

2017 Illinois tax filing season begins January 23rd

The Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) will begin accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 23rd, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns. IDOR is reminding taxpayers that ...

Foster statement on Passage of Republican budget

On Friday, I voted against a Republican budget proposal that would expand the national debt over $9.5 trillion and would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. This budget resolution will have disastrous consequences ...

Property tax freeze bill advances

The Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee has approved legislation filed by State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) to enact a permanent property tax freeze, House Bill 6630. The bill now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

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