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Monday, January 22, 2024
Please Use Extreme Caution on the Roads Today

Please use extreme caution if you have to be on the roads today as icy conditions are expected across much of the state. Illinois State Police responding to ‘dozens upon…


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
People Are Leaving Illinois to Escape High Taxes and Out of Touch Public Policies

People are leaving Illinois in droves to escape high taxes and out-of-touch public policies. House Republicans are fighting to make Illinois a more affordable and safe place to live, learn,…


Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Illinois sees 10th Straight Year of Population Decline in 2023

Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Illinois’ population has declined for the 10th straight year. We will continue to lose residents unless we make major…


Monday, October 16, 2023
National School Bus Safety Week

Nearly every day, millions of children across the United States line up to ride the bus to school. The school bus is one of the safest modes of transportation, but…


Friday, October 13, 2023
Harvest Nears Midway Point in Illinois

Harvest season is going strong in Illinois. Remember to look out for large equipment on the roadways, be patient, and give our farmers plenty of room as they continue their…


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…


Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Consider Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter in Your Local Community

A growing number of fire departments in Illinois are running out of volunteer firefighters. About two-thirds of the state’s roughly 1,100 fire departments rely almost entirely on volunteers. Learn more…


Thursday, September 28, 2023
The Caucus Blog: Illinois is the Great Pumpkin State

Who doesn’t enjoy a big slice of pumpkin pie, or how about carving and decorating those pumpkins every October to celebrate Halloween? And where did those pumpkins come from? There’s…


Friday, September 22, 2023
Illinois’ Public Pensions are Worst-Funded in Nation

There is no sugarcoating the reality that Illinois’ public pensions are the worst-funded in the nation. State and local pension debt in Illinois now sits at $211 billion, with both debt to GDP…