Friday, November 17, 2023
Rep. Hammond criticizes Gov. Pritzker’s $638 million plan to address migrant crisis in Chicago

On Thursday, Governor JB Pritzker announced his plan to spend $160 million in taxpayer funds to provide shelter and job assistance to thousands of migrants in Chicago. Since 2022, nearly…

Monday, October 9, 2023
Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Wishing all a very happy Columbus Day!

Friday, October 6, 2023
Happy National Manufacturing Day!

Illinois’ manufacturing industry alone supports roughly $580 billion in annual economic impact. This drives investment, opportunity, and innovation across the state. Thank you to our manufacturers for all that they…

Thursday, October 5, 2023
LIHEAP Applications Now Open for Eligible Families

LIHEAP applications are now open for eligible families who need utility bill assistance. Learn more here.

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…