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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
IL Sheriffs’ Association Annual Scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) has announced its plan to award over $58,000 in college scholarships for the academic year 2024-25. This program, established in 1979, speaks to the ISA’s…


Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Tax Season Officially Underway

The Illinois Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2023 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 29. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also begins accepting federal income tax returns on this date. For…


Friday, January 26, 2024
DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference

I attended the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference annual reception this week. Good to see Mayor Phil Suess of City of Wheaton Government and State Senator Seth Lewis


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Food Insecurity in DuPage County

Food insecurity is a growing issue across our area. If you are able, please consider making a donation to one of the many local food pantries operating inside DuPage County….


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
National School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week where we are reminded of the importance school choice programs have in Illinois. All children across our state deserve the best possible education…


Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Rep. Grant’s Advocacy Leads to DMV Policy Change Benefiting Illinois Drivers

Wheaton, IL – In a move that demonstrates effective responsiveness to public concerns, State Representative Amy Grant is proud to announce a major advancement in easing the process for obtaining…


Friday, January 19, 2024
Mental Health Screenings for Students in Illinois

Starting Fall 2024, Illinois will implement the Wellness Checks in Schools Program Act, mandating annual mental health screenings for its 2 million school students. This initiative, overseen by the Illinois…


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Soft on Crime Policies are Hurting Illinois

The Illinois Safe-T Act brought monumental changes to our criminal justice system related to pre-arrest diversion, policing, pretrial procedures, sentencing, elimination of cash bail, and corrections. The law was written…


Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program

The Back to Business (B2B) Local Chambers program provides recovery grants for local chambers of commerce.  Eligible local chambers of commerce are eligible to apply for $5 million in available…


Tuesday, January 16, 2024
2024 Spring Session Begins

We’re back in Springfield for the 2024 Spring Legislative Session. Over the next few weeks, you can follow along on ILGA.gov. You can also preview some of the legislation to come…