Illinois General Assembly News

ComEd files report on rate changes under Future Energy Jobs Act

ComEd recently filed a report with the Illinois Commerce Commission for the projected customer rate changes in connection with the state's Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).

Will IL House bill help prevent a Flint, MI-like water crisis?

Are some Illinois communities at risk of a Flint, MI-like water contamination crisis? That is, in part, the warning issued by a recent Chicago Tribune editorial over concerns stemming from a decision to allow dumping of construction site debris into unlined quarries all across the state.

Olsen praises Downers Grove music educators for earning prestigious award

State Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) recently commended two local music educators who earned a prestigious industry honor for 2017 — awarded to just one other Illinoisan this year — as he presented the duo with their certificates.

Dental Dreams president discusses benefits of Illinois extending Medicaid dental coverage to adults

Two years ago, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) was instrumental in persuading members of the Illinois General Assembly and then Gov. Pat Quinn to pass a budget that included funding for dental coverage for adults through Medicaid.

Cook County official condemns poll tax analogy for ammunition tax

A spokesman for the Cook County president’s office defended its ammunition tax increase in response to a report from Illinois Business Daily, taking particular issue with one gun rights group executive’s choice to compare the increase to a “modern day poll tax.”

Cook County tax on ammo criticized as a ‘modern day poll tax’

A per-bullet tax on ammunition set to take effect in June in Cook County is expected to provide over $300,000 in new revenue a year, but the tax faces serious opposition at the state level.

GOP candidates promise to reject Illinois legislative pensions

The Illinois General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) is running on fumes and is in such bad shape some political candidates have promised not to accept pension benefits if elected.

Chicagoland chamber responds to Rauner budget address

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce released a statement last week following Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address.

Sweeping change proposed for Illinois' unemployment insurance system

Gov. Bruce Rauner said recently an agreement was reached between business and labor groups in Illinois aimed at revitalizing and enhancing the state's unemployment insurance system.

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