Sen. Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) praised the EDGE program, recently overhauled through legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, as a key to keeping Illinois businesses in the state, according to a press release.
High school students in the McHenry area are invited to a free Manufacturing, Trades & Industry Career Expo hosted by Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at McHenry High School East Campus, according to an event flier.
Military servicemen and women now have greater freedom to cancel and suspend contractual services if called to relocate thanks to legislation from Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) that Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed into law, according to a press release.
Cook County could lose $87 million in federal funding because of its attempt to increase revenue through the recently imposed 1-cent-per-ounce beverage tax, Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) posted recently on his www.steve463.com website.
Lake in the Hills residents are being invited to safely and smartly destroy sensitive documents at a free paper shredding event hosted by Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 12, according to Skillicorn's website.
The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce is inviting area businesswomen to come to this month’s Women Empowering Women meeting, which will focus on “Work-Life Balance in an Unbalanced World,” according to the chamber’s website.
The biggest music of the 70s and 80s will return to Crystal Lake when LAVA Rock appears at the Raue Center for the Arts for the “Legends of Rock” show at 7:30 p.m. on Aug 10, according to a press release.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) was not happy with the first lllinois budget to pass the General Assembly in two years, saying it does little to help the state and in fact almost guarantees the first "junk" bond rating for any U.S. state in history.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
The House passed a workers' compensation reform bill on Wednesday despite vehement objections from Republicans like Rep. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), who argued that negotiations on it had not concluded.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
The Lakewood Board of Trustees has voted to eliminate a 2-year-old tax increment financing (TIF) district, making good on the vow that swept village board President Paul Serwatka into office as a write-in candidate in April.
Rep. Allen Skillicorn wants the state to conduct a forensic audit of its immense backlog of bills, which has now hit more than $15.1 billion, and suspend the state’s Prompt Pay Act late payment penalty, according to a press release from the lawmaker.
Individuals with good taste in decorating and design shouldn't be kept out of Illinois because they don't want to pay fees and be restricted by two professional organizations that are afraid of competition, Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) argued in the House recently.