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.

Walsh pushes for tax credits for union members

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Elwood, is cosponsoring legislation to give back tax credits to working and middle class families removed by the U.S. Congress.

Organ/Tissue Donation campaign highlights teen eligibility

Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new campaign highlighting the 2018 new law allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to register to become organ/tissue donors during his annual kick off of National Donate Life Month in April.

IDPH issues warning about synthetic cannabinoids

6 cases of severe bleeding report using synthetic cannabinoids The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice, after six people who used synthetic cannabinoids suffered ...

Revenue launches Statewide Electronic Lien Registry

Individuals looking for tax liens filed by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) now have a searchable database at their disposal. A new online Statewide Tax Lien Registry (Lien Registry) provides a single-source to locate all active liens and releases ...

Illinois again named #3 in site selection

Illinois remains amid top states for new and expanding facilities.

Illinois spring trout fishing season opens

Spring catch-and-release Fly Fishing season opens at select sites

Early voting could be problematic for gubernatorial candidate

With early voting started this week, what impact will it have on one candidate who is working to recover the trust of some voters?

“Kari’s Law” implemented nationwide

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Shorewood) is pleased to see nation-wide implementation of “Kari’s Law,” a measure she introduced in the Illinois Senate in 2014.