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Foster Introduces Bipartisan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Legislation

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 4645, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Inclusion Act, to assist those who forgo potentially lucrative careers to serve the public good. The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Lee (D-CA), Jackson Lee (D-TX), ...

Attorney General defends rights to ban large-capacity magazines guns

Chicago Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to defend states rights to ban large-capacity magazines and protect public safety. In an amicus brief filed in the Vermont Supreme Court, Raoul and the coalition argue that ...

New state law prohibits employers from asking applicants about salary history

A new law requires Illinois employers to review their recruiting and employment practices. Effective now employers cannot ask applicants or their former employers about salary history. The law amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003, which made it illegal to ...

Satellite office hours for Bertino-Tarrant

Plainfield - Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) fall satellite office hours across Will and Kendall Counties in October, November and December. Satellite office hours offer residents the opportunity to work with Bertino-Tarrant's staff to receive assistance with numerous services in a ...

Free college application resources

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is promoting affordable higher education for all Illinois families by supporting Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) "College Changes Everything Month." ISAC is offering free financial aid and postsecondary education planning resources available starting in October ...

Bertino-Tarrant annual Veterans’ Breakfast

Will County veterans are invited to an information breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Plainfield American Legion (24741 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield). State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is working with representatives from state and local ...

Illinois settles more than $3 million with maker of Opioid treatment drug

Part of $700 Million Multistate Settlement Related to Allegations of Misleading Marketing Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced a settlement with the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. The $700 million multistate settlement resolves allegations that ...

AG opposes federal rule that takes food assistance away from Millions

Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general opposing proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed changes would take basic food assistance away from more than 3 million people, disqualify hundreds of thousands ...

Batinick hosting free FAFSA workshop

Plainfield - State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting a free College Financial Aid and FAFSA Workshop for area parents and students preparing their college applications. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at Plainfield Township ...

Bill bolster practical jobs training opportunities now Law

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is working to expand vocational jobs training opportunities in Illinois with his support of a law creating the Training in Building Trades Program, which awards grants to community organizations that offer jobs training classes. "College ...

Crucial health care coverage for breast cancer patients now law

Big insurance companies will have to cover diagnostic mammograms under a new law supported by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, which combats big insurance companies' efforts to deny patients coverage for critical procedures. "We want health insurance to make us ...

Utility bill savings clinic

Local residents interested in learning how to save money on their gas, electric and phone bills are invited to attend a free clinic sponsored by State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) from 10:00 a.m. to ...

Legislation cracking down on fraudulent attorneys now law

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, supported new law imposing greater penalties on criminals pretending to be notaries. "Criminals are ripping off huge fees from confused working families by pretending to be able to do things as public notaries that they ...

New law protects non-profits from tax hike

thetimesweekly.com Illinois non-profits will be spared a tax hike thanks to legislation passed and signed into law on Friday by Gov. Pritzker. The new law - passed under Senate Bill 1257 - decouples Illinois from a new tax on nonprofits ...

New law increases teacher minimum wage

Legislation to raise the minimum wage for teachers to $40,000 per year over the next five years was signed into law. State Senator Michael E. Hastings was a cosponsor on this initiative as it made its way through the Senate. ...

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