Connor and McGuire join volunteers to bring meals to seniors in Lockport

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, joined Will County Meals on Wheels volunteers on Monday to bring food to seniors in the Fairmont area of Lockport. “Meals on Wheels and other services are critical to ...

Gov. proclaims Juneteenth Day in Illinois

Gov. Rauner proclaimed June 19, 2018 as Juneteenth Day in Illinois to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. On this date in 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and ...

Teacher shortage to end

Thetimesweekly.com The United States Department of Education has designated Illinois a teacher shortage area, codifying an ongoing crisis that could cause irreversible damage to Illinois' education ecosystem. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is working to combat the crisis by supporting ...

Veterans home plan passes Gen. Assembly

A measure introduced by state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, to require the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to submit a biannual report on the health and of welfare of residents at veterans’ homes has passed both the House and Senate ...

Bertino-Tarrant supports measure to provide stability to Schools

Will County Schools will receive additional school funding, according to a measure by State Senator Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood). Bertino-Tarrant supported House Bill 109, which will allocate $350 million in additional funding for Illinois schools this year. “This year we move one ...

With no new taxes, Gov. signs FY19 budget into law

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a $38.5 billion bipartisan budget that holds the line on taxes, increases funding for education, curbs spending, and creates a new adoption tax credit that will make it less costly for Illinois parents to ...

Opioids fight continues

The General Assembly may soon have a better idea on how to combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation.

Supply Drive for MorningStar Mission

State Rep. John Connor, Lockport, is sponsoring a women’s supply drive throughout the month of May to benefit the women at MorningStar Mission’s Women and Family. Connor’s office will be collecting new, unopened boxes of feminine products including tampons, pads, ...

McDonough St. resurfacing to run through August.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be completing a resurfacing project on McDonough Street (US Route 52) from Raynor Avenue to the DesPlaines River beginning in May and running through August.

State approved for better Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services received notice from the Federal government that plans to better serve Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorders and mental health challenges have been approved.

Gov. boast $37 million investment to enhance transportation

Competitive grant program emphasizes bicycle, pedestrian and streetscape improvements aimed at enhancing travel and quality of life.

Child Care for working families

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Elwood, co-sponsored legislation that will protect working class families from being unnecessarily removed from the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Legislation passes house to aid police, coroners

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, passed legislation that will ensure that coroners and medical examiners work with police to send DNA samples and other investigative information when unidentified human remains are found to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System ...

Legislation to strengthen drunk driving law passes House

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s legislation requiring judges to explain the rationale for rescinding Statutory Summary Suspensions (SSS) is moving on to the Senate after passing the House.

Connor bill to report Vet home condition

In response to the deadly Legionnaire’s Disease crisis at the Quincy Veterans Home, state Rep. John Connor, Lockport, is backing legislation to address the situation and prevent future outbreaks.