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  • New IDNR Director visits Wolf and Eagle Creek facilities

    The new Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Wayne Rosenthal, toured the Wolf and Eagle Creek IDNR sites – including the now shuttered Eagle Creek resort facility at the invitation of State Sen. Chapin Rose. read more...
  • AARP Thanks Sen. Rose for Introduction of Illinois Care Act Legislation

    More than 2 million Illinoisans are caregivers – their unpaid work is valued at $18.8 billion annually. In growing numbers, Illinoisans and Americans are providing critical, unpaid care for their loved ones – whether it’s an aging parent, an ill spouse or a child or sibling with disabilities. They work long hours without respite and they need support. read more...
  • Rose Praises Governor Rauner’s Trustee Selections

    In response to Governor Bruce Rauner selecting Ramon Cepeda and Jill Smart on February 24, and the earlier reappointment of Ed McMillan, to serve on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, State Senator Chapin Rose is calling Governor Rauner’s three selections “refreshing.” read more...
  • Session summary: Feb. 16-20, 2015

    On Feb. 18, Gov. Rauner outlined his $31.5 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget proposal to a joint session of Illinois lawmakers. His plan eliminates $6.2 billion structural deficit; relies on no tax increases or borrowing; includes $500 million to pay down unpaid bill backlog; increases K-12 education spending by roughly $300 million; increases early childhood education funding by $25 million; provides the most money for education general state aid in Illinois history; focuses on core function read more...
  • Senator Rose Introduces Higher Ed MAP Grant Reform In Effort to Do More With Less

    State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) filed four pieces of legislation at the statehouse Feb. 20 aimed at protecting the integrity of the Monetary Award Program or MAP Grants, while also respecting taxpayers who pay for the student assistance program. read more...

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