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Illinois rail study to wrap up with virtual public hearing

TTW Staff The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public hearing through Jan. 21 as part of an ongoing study assessing the state’s rail system to help identify potential improvements and solutions. The event will provide an update ...

Non-profits encouraged to apply for $200,000 available through Charitable Trust Program

Small non-profits that provide food, housing assistance and workforce and economic development can apply for funding through the Charitable Trust Stabilization Program, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. “The new year brings a fresh start and an opportunity for small ...

Senate will vote on changes to filibuster by MLK Day

The U.S. Senate will vote by January 17 on whether the chamber will adopt new rules to circumvent the draconian filibuster to enable voting rights and social justice bills, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Monday, January 3. “The ...

State Public Health shortens time for booster shot

TTW News The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to shorten the interval from 6 months to 5 months for when people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine ...

Top National News Story in 2021

“We cannot be clearer: you must act now to protect every American’s freedom to vote without interference and with confidence that their ballot will be counted and honored,” the faith leaders wrote in the letter released on Thursday December 23, ...

Nearly $1.9 billion in new funding for roads and bridges headed to Illinois

TTW Staff Reports Illinois will receive almost $1.9 billion in new federal funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve roads and bridges across the state. This is the first round of funding under the five years of federal investment ...

Gov Pritzker funds $45 Million in R3 grants

TTW Staff Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton release $45 million in Restore, Reinvest, and Renew(R3) program funding to support community organizations that serve neighborhoods most impacted by economic disinvestment, violence, and the war on drugs.

Law signed ends required notification of a minor seeking termination

TTW Newswire Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law on Friday that ends parental notification, a requirement that doctors notify the parents of a minor seeking an abortion.

Law ends utility fees for deceased

Starting Jan. 1, grieving family members will have one less task to worry about, thanks to a new law championed by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood).

Avelar co-host virtual town hall on veto legislation

As the year comes to an end, state Rep. Dagmara "Dee" Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is co-hosting a virtual town hall with state Sen. Connor to discuss legislative achievements during the fall veto session. The event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15 ...

Talk Build Back Better Act with U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

Rep. Robin L. Kelly (IL-02), will host a Telephone Town Hall at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 7, to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Build Back Better Act. Constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get more ...

Supreme Court hears arguments in landmark case challenging Roe V. Wade

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that may change the constitutional guarantee to legal abortion, Black women rallied outside on First Street to demand Reproductive Justice. “Mississippi’s ban on abortion ...

Rep. Kelly to host Telephone Town Hall on infrastructure deal and Build Back Better Act

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:30PM CST, Rep. Robin L. Kelly (IL-02), will host a Telephone Town Hall to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Build Back Better Act. Constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get ...

Loughran Cappel urges residents to buy, think and shop local this holiday season

State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) is urging Will and Kendall County residents to shop, think and buy local this holiday season. As families kick off their shopping this year, Loughran Cappel is reminding residents to frequent local businesses on ...

New law modernizes Illinois' economy and sets up green transportation hub

TTW Newswire Illinois now has a new law on the books to help incentivize electric vehicle manufacturers to set up shop and generate good paying jobs in Illinois, thanks to State Senator Michael E. Hastings. Hastings (D-Frankfort) championed the historic ...

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