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Legislation to protect status of health care coverage for Illinois children

Thetimesweekly.com Legislation solidifying quality health care coverage for children passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

AG’s office investigating compromised network

Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the Office of the Attorney General's network has been compromised. Attorney General Raoul released the following statement:

President Biden nominates three Black women for Federal Court of Appeals

Remember these names: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. These are President Joseph Biden’s first three nominations for the federal Court of Appeals.

Regional water commission advances out of committee

To address fears that Joliet and other southwest suburbs may overwhelm their primary water source by 2030, State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) passed legislation out of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee that will allow Joliet and nearby communities ...

Department of Education urged to forgive loans of certain ITT Tech students

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged the U.S. Department of Education to discharge the federal student loan debt of those who attended ITT Technical Institute from 2007 to 2010. The now-defunct for-profit school defrauded thousands of individuals by encouraging them ...

State collects more than $900 million in revenue in 2020

thetimesweekly.com Attorney General Kwame Raoul office collected just over $904 million in revenue on behalf of the state through litigation and collection efforts in 2020. The revenue collected for the state by the Attorney General's office shows that for every ...

Bipartisan legislation introduced to spur development of U.S. Digital Currency

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman French Hill (R-AR) introduced the Central Bank Digital Currency Study Act. The bill directs the Federal Reserve to conduct a study and issue a report on central bank digital currencies in cooperation with other ...

Connor teams with AFSCME, Citizens Utility Board to require voter approval for water privatization

Thetimesweekly.com Any municipality seeking to privatize its water company will be required to first receive approval from voters if Senate Bill 164 becomes law. State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport), sponsor of SB 164, joined the Citizens Utility Board and AFSCME ...

Foster re-introduces bipartisan Payer State Transparency Act

To highlight the “Payer State” problem, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced the Payer State Transparency Act of 2021. In a typical year, Illinois taxpayers lose roughly $20 billion because they pay more in federal taxes ...

Legislation to require financial literacy for Illinois students

Thetimesweekly.com Legislation led by Senator Meg Lougran Cappel (D-Plainfield) that is aimed at addressing a glaring gap in financial preparedness among Illinois students passed through the Senate Education Committee Tuesday. “One of the primary goals of our state’s education system ...

Illinois achieves $1 Billion in investment earnings for State

Thetimesweekly.com Illinois has now surpassed $1 Billion in state investment earnings since he assumed office, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. The milestone was confirmed in March and involves the earnings on what is currently a $17 Billion state portfolio. ...

Senate passes $1.9 trillion American rescue plan

thetimesweekly.com President Joe Biden promised help was on the way to an America still battered by COVID-19, and after a marathon session of debate known as vote-a-rama and some dissension in the Democratic ranks – particularly Sen. Joe Manchin of ...

Connor leads first meeting as chair of Criminal Law Committee

Newly appointed chair of the Senate Criminal Law Committee, State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) led a joint hearing earlier this week to discuss public safety issues, and how to use criminal justice data to help formulate solutions.

Networking outreach for minority contract bidding

Thetimesweekly.com Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has announced a series of Partnering for Progress virtual outreach sessions to familiarize contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers with bidding opportunities with the State of Illinois. CDB will collaborate with other entities in ...

AG reaches $573 million settlement with company over role in opioid epidemic

Thetimesweekly.com Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a bipartisan coalition of 53 attorneys general in a $573 million settlement with one of the world's largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company (McKinsey). The settlement resolves an investigation into McKinsey's role in working ...

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