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Manley applauds Executive Order that protect women’s reproductive decisions

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraged by recent action taken by Gov. JB Prizker to prioritize women’s health by protecting the ability for women to make personal reproductive decisions.

Cong. Robin Kelly appointed to the Oversight and Reform Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Congresswoman Robin Kelly to the Oversight and Reform Committee. Congresswoman Kelly's appointment came after receiving a waiver from Speaker Pelosi, as Kelly also sits on the exclusive Energy and Commerce committee.

Connor Bill to expand access to mental health resources for schools

In an effort to help address bullying and violence in schools, State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, introduced legislation requiring the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to make mental health resources readily available to parents and school officials. "In order ...

Signing of gun dealer licensing law

Crest Hill - State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is highlighting a new law signed Thursday that aims to keep guns out of the wrong hands by mandating new state licensing standards for gun shops. “For years, our state has required ...

Gov. Pritzker signs Executive Order strengthening workforce training in growing industries

Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order ensuring workforce development funding is directed to growing industries that will create the jobs of the future, standing with elected officials, educators and students at Southwestern Illinois Community College in St. Clair County. ...

SNAP benefits will continue through February during federal

February SNAP benefits will be issued to customers on January 20th The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be ...

Public invited to submit stories for IDOT safety campaign

Names, faces of Illinois people sought to show consequences of unsafe driving The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking real stories from people who have lost loved ones or otherwise been affected by poor choices and driving behaviors. The stories ...

Federal judge issues order against IL Dept. of Corrections

Thetimesweekly.com A federal court has ordered the state of Illinois to address its “failure to…meet the constitutional requirements with respect to the mental health needs of” its approximately 12,000 prisoners with mental illness. This case reached a settlement agreement in ...

Motorists are reminded to Drive Sober this Holiday Season

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding everyone that it is never okay to drive impaired. Motorists traveling in the coming weeks can expect to see increased law enforcement on the road as part of the high-visibility Drive Sober ...

New Year brings changes to car seat laws

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Illinois law will require children under the age of two to be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is more than 40 inches tall. State ...

Connor encourages residents to submit ideas for new Legislation in 2019

Romeoville - State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is asking residents of his district to send in ideas for new laws for the upcoming legislative session beginning in Jan. 2019. “As we move toward the start of a new legislative session, ...

World AIDS Day

Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved. World AIDS Days is observed on December 1 of each year and is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and ...

Veterans’ Affairs launches Entrepreneurship Logo Program

Thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs introduced its new Veteran Entrepreneurship Logo Program. Veteran owned businesses that are registered with the state, and in good standing, can display the logo in their place of business. The new logo program ...

Education Committee looks at early childhood funding fixes

The Illinois Senate Education Committee discussed solutions to statewide funding shortages for early childhood education programs recently. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) worked with other legislators to establish an evidence-based funding formula to dispense state dollars to public schools more ...

Illinois Veterans encouraged to preserve their memories

Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on all veterans in Illinois to share their story with the Illinois Veterans’ History Project. The project honors Illinois veterans by documenting and preserving their experiences. With this initiative, White believes future generations ...