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Illinois Secure Choice Retirement plan fighting nationwide retirement crisis

32,000 New Workers Now Saving Own Money for Their Future A state-administered program designed to combat the retirement savings crisis threatening America boasts more than 32,000 new workers setting aside $8.5 million in retirement savings during its first year of ...

Settlement reached with companies selling travel club members

Attorney General Kwame Raoul said a settlement totaling $250,000 in relief for consumers with vacation club Global Connections, Inc. (Global Connections) and its distributors, GVN Illinois, Inc. (GVN), and Madmol, Inc. (Madmol). Raoul alleged that the companies utilized unlawful and ...

CBAI: Illinois should prepare for slow and steady on adult use of Cannabis

New Year’s Day 2020 brings in a new decade and high expectations for Illinois’ legalization of adult cannabis use. The major advocacy voice for the cannabis industry wants to make sure Illinoisans are ready for a slow, steady rollout on ...

Feds urged to withdraw proposal delaying asylum seekers work permits

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 19 attorneys general filed a comment letter opposing a proposal by the federal government that would significantly hinder the ability of asylum-seekers to work legally in the United States. Currently, ...

Residents encouraged to claim cash, property that belongs to them

$3 Billion in unclaimed property available to Claim at www.illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH A statewide advertising and direct mail push began this week to reunite Illinois residents with more than $3 billion in unclaimed property, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. Frerichs drew attention ...

Governor promotes Rebuild Illinois Funding

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation were on site Wednesday to announce the $181.4 million investment into a new I-55 interchange at Airport Road/Lockport Street and IL 126 in Romeoville.

Hutchinson honored with Senate retirement resolution

State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) was honored today with a retirement resolution in the Illinois State Senate. The resolution highlights Hutchinson's legislative accomplishments and reputation as a highly effective and well-regarded public servant throughout her career in the General ...

Pre-existing conditions failed veto override motion

Legislation providing heightened protections for those with pre-existing conditions has failed to garner the 3/5 majority needed to override the Governor’s veto. State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) called for the motion Wednesday, Oct. 30, during the fall Veto Session. Senate ...

Measure passes to make Insulin affordable for residents

Plainfield a measure passed recently to make insulin more affordable for Will and Kendall County residents. Senate Bill 667, caps the out-of-pocket costs for patients to $100 for a 30-day supply of prescription insulin. It passed the Senate with bipartisan ...

Illinois benefits from $242 million settlement

Settlement brings total amount recovered in lawsuit against drug makers to $678 Million Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced on Monday he has recovered $242 million for the state of Illinois in a settlement with numerous drug companies, which resolves allegations ...

Foster Introduces Bipartisan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Legislation

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 4645, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Inclusion Act, to assist those who forgo potentially lucrative careers to serve the public good. The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Lee (D-CA), Jackson Lee (D-TX), ...

Attorney General defends rights to ban large-capacity magazines guns

Chicago Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to defend states rights to ban large-capacity magazines and protect public safety. In an amicus brief filed in the Vermont Supreme Court, Raoul and the coalition argue that ...

New state law prohibits employers from asking applicants about salary history

A new law requires Illinois employers to review their recruiting and employment practices. Effective now employers cannot ask applicants or their former employers about salary history. The law amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003, which made it illegal to ...

Satellite office hours for Bertino-Tarrant

Plainfield - Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) fall satellite office hours across Will and Kendall Counties in October, November and December. Satellite office hours offer residents the opportunity to work with Bertino-Tarrant's staff to receive assistance with numerous services in a ...

Free college application resources

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is promoting affordable higher education for all Illinois families by supporting Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) "College Changes Everything Month." ISAC is offering free financial aid and postsecondary education planning resources available starting in October ...

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