As you probably already know, Illinois leads the Midwest (and is near the top in the nation) in outbound migration. When people who are moving out of our state are asked why, the number one reason, by a wide margin, is a one-word answer: taxes.
When you have 16 states where recreational marijuana is legal and 20 or so states where medical marijuana has been given the green light, is it really a surprise to see more and more companies back away from testing for weed in their employees?
A month or so back, we heaped some serious praise on Freeport's State Representative Andrew Chesney for getting Illinois House Bill 1711(HB-1711), also known as the "Anti Puppy Mill" bill passed out of the Illinois House.
After all the years of a sometimes circus-like atmosphere surrounding him and his legal problems, it looks like the judicial system is done with former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as of yesterday.
If you're thinking of applying for, or renewing, an Illinois Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card, the Illinois House passed a bill Saturday that would make fingerprints a requirement when you do, but changes may happen in the Illinois Senate.
As it's set up currently, Illinoisans collecting unemployment insurance receive an extra $300 a week from the federal government, which is intended to help them through the pandemic. Since individual governors can opt their states out of that particular benefit, 18 governors have done just that…
The cash giveaway starts on May 26th, and Ohio adults who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose may enter a lottery that will provide a $1 million prize each Wednesday for five weeks that follow.
I'll assume that since you're reading this, you've been keeping up with the political world, and you've no doubt seen or heard some of the things that 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger has had to say about the current state of American politics.