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AG Raoul urges FCC to provide funding for remote learning

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 30 attorneys general, on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices for K-12 students whose schools are closed as a result of the ...

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.

Big changes coming for Illinois Criminal Justice System

Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation on Monday that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system, and builds on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, state officials said. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system that ...

Will County Republicans vote to censure Rep. Kinzinger

Will County is truly a microcosm of the country in myriad ways, and the same holds true for the county’s politics as evident from what happened this past week to a certain Republican U.S. House Rep. Throughout the country, Republicans ...

Snowstorm hits communities leaving few places to put snow

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

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 ...

Joliet to seek disaster funding to cover snow removal, other related costs

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

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 ...

Foster reintroduces Bill to name Will County Post Office after Larry Walsh Sr.

thetimesweekly.com Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) reintroduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

AG fights to protect homeowners from unlawful fees

Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a bipartisan coalition of 33 attorneys general in opposing a proposed class action settlement that would permit a mortgage servicer to profit from illegal payment processing fees charged to homeowners making normal mortgage payments online ...

Batinick to serve as House GOP Floor Leader

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin re-appointed State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) as the Republican Floor Leader in an announcement made earlier this week. Rep. Batinick has served as the Republican caucus’ Floor Leader since 2019, and will now continue to ...

State Treasurer hits $15 Billion record for Illinois College Savings Plans

thetimesweekly.com A record-shattering $15 billion is invested in the state's two most popular college savings programs, Bright Start and Bright Directions, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. The balance was $7 billion when Frerichs was first elected in 2015. Changes ...

Illinois to invest $3 Mil for Small Businesses

Governor JB Pritzker announced investments by the State of Illinois to help small businesses access federal COVID-19 emergency programs. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will direct a $3.4 million investment to expand community navigator outreach programs ...

Foster supports sweeping Anti-Corruption and Clean Elections reform package

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) announced support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington. The proposed legislation would protect and expand voting rights, eliminate gerrymandering, restore integrity to government, and put the ...

Foster Statement on Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office:

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