Virtual townhall meeting planned on probe into Joliet PD

A state investigation is underway into possible patterns or practices of unconstitutional or unlawful policing in Joliet and now the public is being asked to weigh in on the matter. Attorney General Kwame Raoul is inviting members of the public ...

Pritzker announces $327 million in Household Assistance Available for low-income families in Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker on Monday joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and community partners to announce $327 million in Help Illinois Families assistance now available through the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community ...

Rep. Batinick’s Children’s Safety Expo & Touch a Truck

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is hosting his annual Children's Safety Expo and Touch a Truck on Saturday, September 25th in Plainfield. This outside event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Central High School ...

Joliet city officials respond to AG Raoul's investigation into police department

Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Wednesday announced that his office is launching an investigation into possible patterns or practices of unconstitutional or unlawful policing by the Joliet Police Department. The civil investigation follows requests made by the Joliet mayor and ...

Loughran Cappel invites residents to Coffee and Conversation

To give residents the chance to discuss their concerns and ideas, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) will hold an outdoor Coffee and Conversation event.

Jobs and millions in economic impact through landmark clean energy legislation

Following the Senate’s passage of a landmark piece of legislation that will cement Illinois’ status as a leader in the clean energy sector and save thousands of jobs, State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) released the following statement:

Federal unemployment benefits end

Federal unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, came to an end on Sept. 4. All those on unemployment will now receive $300 less in weekly benefits and experts said it will likely hurt Blacks and brown workers the hardest.

Organizations invited to participate in pet expo

Local pet businesses and organizations are invited to participate in a pet expo hosted by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport).

Upgrades coming to local libraries

Libraries will use the grants from the secretary of state’s office to help fund new services and products, such as audiobooks, adult programming, dual language materials and more.

Pritzker directs state assets to Louisiana to assist in hurricane recovery efforts

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday a 46-member Urban Search and Rescue Team, and the required mission equipment, will deploy to Louisiana to aid with water rescues caused by life threatening flash flooding and dangerous storm surges caused by ...

Pritzker signs legislation providing student borrowers with critical information on educational lending options

Future college students could be better protected financially when deciding how to pay for their education. Governor JB Pritzker on Thursday signed House Bill 2746, the Know Before You Owe Private Education Loan Act, into law.

Pritzker announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare workers, Pre-K-12 teachers and staff, higher education personnel and students

As COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates across the state continue to increase, particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike on Friday announced vaccination requirements for individuals in high risk ...

Illinois Lottery game funding to help end Alzheimer's

TTW Press Room As part of her work to raise awareness and bring an end to all forms of dementia, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, passed a new law that will extend an important funding source for the Alzheimer's Awareness ...

Veterans’ Affairs supervisors must be veterans under new law

All service officers and supervisors for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be required to be honorably discharged veterans under legislation sponsored by State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) signed into law recently.

Pritzker signs legislation to protect children with severe allergies

Governor JB Pritzker last week signed legislation that establishes the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy, creating added safety measures for students with life-threatening allergies. House Bill 102 provides guidance to school districts and daycares regarding anaphylactic reactions, furthering the administration’s commitment to ...