Monday, September 25, 2023
Rep. Hammond Backed Legislation Expanding Proton Beam Therapy Access Signed Into Law

State Rep. Norine Hammond sponsored legislation this past spring to improve access to Proton Beam therapy for cancer patients. House Bill 2799 requires that health insurance policies provide coverage for…

Friday, September 22, 2023
Illinois Families Face Growing Consumer Credit Debt

Total consumer debt increased by seven percent from 2021-2022, rising from $15.31 trillion to $16.38 trillion. Auto loans, credit cards, mortgages and personal loans saw the largest increases on a percentage basis….

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Free Car Seat Checks Offered During Child Passenger Safety Week

A properly installed car seat can save your child’s life. Make sure your child is in the right seat for their age and size by checking with a certified child…

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Caucus Blog: The Decline of Horse Racing in Illinois

Only two horse racing tracks remain in Illinois, one in western Chicago in Stickney and the other in the Metro East in Collinsville. Three horse racing tracks have closed within the last…

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Today we commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The Constitution defined the framework for our federal government, uniting citizens as members of…

Friday, September 15, 2023
As Harvest Season Begins, Be Careful on the Roads

Harvest season is here. Remember to watch for large equipment, be patient, and give our farmers plenty of room on the roadways in the coming weeks and months. Wishing all…

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Parks and Trails a Key Element to Quality of Life

Well-designed parks and trails are valued parts of the environment. They can promote physical activity and community engagement while providing environmental and mental health benefits. Parks can also help reduce…

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the Department of Agriculture

With this grant, the Illinois Department of Agriculture will fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop products and create new market opportunities for the state’s specialty crop producers….

Monday, September 11, 2023
Remembering and Never Forgetting September 11, 2001

Twenty-two years ago today, our lives were forever changed. Today, we remember the heroes who emerged that day, including the first responders who ran toward danger and the everyday Americans…

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Peak Fall Foliage Viewing Likely to be Shortened This Year

If you are planning a trip to view fall foliage this year, be aware that peak viewing times could be cut in half due to dry conditions. Learn more here.