Lipinski opposes unlimited robocalls to cell phones

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is leading a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to oppose the removal of consumer protections against ringless voicemail.

Department of Health warns of rabid bats

More than a dozen rabid bats found in Illinois so far this year.

Joliet-area schools would gain under new school funding formula

McGuire: “Finally, our kids’ success would be determined by their effort, not by their zip code.”

Paid sick time plan passes out of the Senate

An estimated 1.5 million Illinois workers would benefit from a plan that passed the Senate today guaranteeing paid sick time for every Illinois worker. The plan, contained in House Bill 2771, is sponsored by State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – ...

Walsh wants to end wage discrimination

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Joliet, is fighting to end wage discrimination by passing a package of measures requiring employers to pay the same wage to workers who have the same experience and do the same job.

Measures promoting Illinois and American jobs passes house

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, to help create local jobs by requiring the state to prioritize the purchase of products made in Illinois and the United States recently passed the House. “Taxpayer dollars should be going ...

Legislation passes protecting nurses, state workers

In response to the proposed layoffs of nurses in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, helped pass legislation that would prevent the department from reducing the number of medical and mental health employees they ...

Trump trashes protections for students and taxpayers

Private companies that service college loans will profit at the expense of students because the Trump administration killed commonsense changes to reduce the default rate among college borrowers, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. “Let’s be clear about what President ...

Lawmakers move to legalize recreational marijuana

A pair of bills in the Illinois Senate and House could legalize the use of recreational marijuana around the state and perhaps generate more revenue for the beleaguered budget.

Concerned Will County residents march in Joliet ‘Day of Action’ rally

On Saturday, April 1, a group of about 50 Will County residents gathered at Mt. Carmel Church for a Will County Day of Action.

State senator calls foul on ‘out-of-balance budget’

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (Shorewood) joined fellow chairs of senate committees at a recently to discuss that Governor Rauner’s agency directors have offered no new cuts to close out the $5 billion out-of-balance budget he proposed. “What’s frustrating is that ...

Directors unprepared to deal with Rauner’s $5 billion out-of-balance budget

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) joined fellow chairs of Senate Committees recently discuss that Governor Rauner’s agency directors have offered no new cuts to close out the $5 billion out-of-balance budget he proposed. “What’s frustrating is that we have a ...

Walsh backs American made car requirement

State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, is demanding the state put American jobs first by backing a measure that would require Illinois to only purchase vehicles made in North America. “Taxpayers in my district are fed up with foreign businesses ...

State Rep. Guzzardi talks tuition-free public college at University of St. Francis

State Rep. Will Guzzardi spoke to college students in Joliet about making in-state tuition free in Illinois.

Senator works to update Illinois’ criminal justice system

Illinois has not updated credit for incarceration laws since the 1960s. Illinois’ criminal justice system may soon receive a modernization from Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park). Hastings advanced Senate Bill 903 to increase the credit given to a defendant ...