With the state’s budget impasse about to enter its sixth month, a budget meeting between the four legislative leaders and Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to take place Dec. 1 in Springfield.
The Tax Foundation is giving Illinois a better ranking this year in its assessment of how states’ tax structures impact business climates. Illinois moved up from 31st to 23rd this year because the state’s temporary income tax hike was allowed to expire after four years.
According to the recently released travel outlook from auto group AAA, as many as 46.9 million Americans plan on traveling during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007.
The Attorney General’s office has released the annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure their home is safe for the holidays.
With the holidays fast approaching, consumers are encouraged to support small businesses by shopping locally during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Gov. Rauner has joined dozens of Governors across the country in temporarily suspending the process of accepting Syrian refugees into Illinois.
The previously announced budget meeting between the four legislative leaders and Gov. Rauner, set to take place on Nov. 18, has been postponed.
The State of Illinois is partnering with the United Service Organizations (USO) of Illinois to sponsor this year’s Holiday Card Drive for the Military.
The Rauner Administration announced this week that new four-year collective bargaining agreements have been reached with a number of labor unions, including Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1 Chicago, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters, and several others.
The consequences of the ongoing budget impasse continued to spread during the week, with yet another vendor threatening to cut off services due to the state’s inability to pay its bills on time.
American farmers raised 4 percent less corn in 2015 than the record crop of 2014, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s November crop report.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, nearly half of all deer-vehicle crashes occur in October, November, and December.
Parents probably know when to expect their children’s report cards, but they might not know their local schools are graded too.
Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly met in Springfield Nov. 10, a day that turned out to be full of unexpected fireworks and tension.
Senate Republicans honored our nation’s Veterans this week, taking part in Veterans Day events alongside their local community.
Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) hosted a Veterans Event and blood drive at the American Legion Hall in Downers Grove, featuring information and assistance from a wide range of organizations and state agencies.