The Office of State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) will host traveling office hours later this month in communities in Macon and Champaign Counties.
Drawing Illinois closer to the enactment of the life-saving Annie LeGere Law, the House of Representatives passed an amendment that would encourage medical professionals’ participation in the initiative to equip police officers with epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) for allergy-related emergencies.
In an initiative to create more profitable opportunities for Illinois farmers, the Senate and House unanimously passed a proposal to legalize the growth, cultivation and processing of industrial hemp.
Irwin Soliday, a 100-year-old World War II veteran and Forsyth resident was a guest of State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) at the Statehouse May 23.
The Office of State Sen. Chapin Rose will host traveling office hours coming up throughout the district. Staff will be available to take citizen’s concerns, answer questions, and provide information on several issues. Appointments are not required.
With about week and a half left in the spring legislative session, Senate Republicans remain hopeful a balanced budget, without a tax increase, will be approved by May 31. Meanwhile, Governor Rauner introduced his public safety initiative and the U.S. Supreme Court announced a major decision on sports gaming.
With the first wave of the 10-year Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards expiring this summer, Illinois State Police (ISP) are anticipating a significant backlog of renewal applications. In response, Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz is urging Illinois firearm owners to file paperwork early to renew their FOID cards.
Two measures advancing through the General Assembly would give more opportunities to high school students who are college bound or looking for vocational training.
State Sen. Chapin Rose presented a Senate Certificate of Recognition to the family of Homer Fire Protection District Firefighter John “Mike” Cummins during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony May 8 in Springfield. The late John “Mike” Cummins was honored during the memorial, with his family also receiving the Line of Duty Death Award.
Senate Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation prohibiting a pay raise for lawmakers, saying that as the General Assembly works toward a balanced budget, legislators need to lead by example.
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, would become legal in Illinois, under legislation unanimously passed by the Senate April 25.
Beginning next year, state lawmakers would no longer automatically get free healthcare when they retire, under Senate Bill 2292 that was approved unanimously by the Senate.
Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time, would provide a convenience and save the state money.
Sen. Rose hosted dozens high school students from across the 51st Senate District April 2 at the Statehouse for his Youth Advisory Council.
The streets of Springfield and inside the Capitol saw hundreds of supporters of the Second Amendment April 25.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly introduced resolutions in the Illinois Senate and House this week calling on a revenue estimate to be certified for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which begins July 1.
Law-abiding citizens who hold a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card would be able to display an electronic version of his or her FOID card on their phones or other electronic devices, under legislation passed unanimously be the Senate April 25.
Legislation proposed by Urbana based Carle Hospital and designed to help address poverty in the region by training and putting people to work passed by the Senate unanimously April 24. The legislation sponsored by State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) is built upon Carle Hospital’s Healthy Beginnings program and seeks to provide workforce training and employment skills to those out of work or underemployed.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that have gone either unused or expired.
Senate Republicans joined together in support of a resolution to oppose a graduated tax system that has been proposed by some candidates for statewide office.
New legislation filed this week would allow residents in Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) counties to lower their property tax bills via referendum, an ability that is currently only given to residents in non-PTELL counties.
Disabled veterans who qualified for property tax relief through the Disabled Veterans Standard Homestead Exemption would qualify for a pro-rated break if they move into their home after the first of the year.
The Illinois Senate passed legislation April 11 co-sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) that would financially help the Tuscola School District to the tune of $173,301.
The Illinois Senate passed legislation April 11 co-sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) that would financially help the Monticello School District to the tune of $718,023.
A package of legislation sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose to strengthen oversight of natural gas storage sites below ground, and strengthen notice requirements if a natural gas leak occurred below ground in a storage facility, passed a Senate Committee April 12.
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