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Foster vote strengthens healthcare, lowers drug cost

Thetimesweekly.com Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) on Monday voted to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by joining House Democrats to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. ...

Non-profits urged to apply for charitable Trust Grants $375,000 available

thetimesweekly.com A grant program to help small non-profit organizations provide food and housing assistance will begin taking applications on July 1, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.

Vote By Mail available to every voter in Will County and beyond

There has been much misinformation circulated mainly via social media about voting by mail, even though it has been going on for many years. It is something that has benefited many citizens of this country, especially those who were unable ...

Foster Statement on Supreme Court Right to Choose ruling

Washington - Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, striking down a Louisiana law restricting access to abortion clinics: “Today, the Supreme Court struck down a blatant ...

Education package signed into law

The state’s education package that will provide assistance and relief to teachers and schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has become law.

Utility assistance necessary for COVID-19 recovery

thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working ...

State investment in schools is vital

State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) along with several other state legislators supported the General Assembly’s comprehensive education package that was signed into law on last Friday. “While COVID-19 has presented our educators and students with a situation they could ...

Vote by mail expansion, naming Election Day 2020 a holiday

An expanded vote by mail program signed into law on Tuesday will ensure Illinoisans can exercise their right to vote without compromising their health and safety, State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) said. “Though the state of Illinois has ...

AG Raoul test positive for COVID-19

Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following statement Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. After experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, I consulted with my health care provider using telehealth services. Upon the advice of my doctor, I was tested ...

Foster Statement on Supreme court ruling on Anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, ruling that federal employment non-discrimination laws protect all LGBTQ employees:

Property tax relief on the way: Tax relief bill signed into law Friday

To provide relief and flexibility to property tax owners, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) supported a new law that will defer tax sales and give counties the ability to extend homestead exemptions and waive late fees. “Property taxes can often ...

Bertino-Tarrant - childcare facilities will soon reopen

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) announced a plan for a gradual reopening of child care centers has been put in place, as parents prepare to return to work.

Batinick hosting Blood Drive on June 16th

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with Troy Township and Versiti Blood Center of Illinois. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 16th at Troy Township Community Center in Shorewood, 25448 W. ...

Reps. Batinick, Spain propose Fair Business Treatment Act

Amid the ongoing economic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) are filing legislation to help support small businesses.

Residents can save on money-saving virtual utility bill clinics

To share tips that could potentially save homeowners money during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the free virtual utility bill clinic offered through the Citizens' Utility Board ...