Illinois’ new adoption credit program will make it easier for families to adopt, connecting children with loving families.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018.
A joint Senate and House hearing was held June 20 in Chicago in response to a recently released Chicago Tribune investigation that revealed sexual abuse and assaults had been frequently mishandled over a 10-year period in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
People in Illinois will no longer have to pay a fee to a credit agency if they request a credit freeze or lift a credit freeze on their account under legislation (HB 4095) co-sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner June 8.
Gov. Rauner signed the $38.5 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019 into law on June 4, and while Senate Republican lawmakers said they recognize that the new state budget is not perfect, they emphasized the compromise will ensure vital state services remain funded, including health coverage for children and senior citizens, as well as other priorities that save lives and protect the public.
Sen. Rose’s Office to host traveling office hours for constituents in Piatt, Macon and Champaign Counties
After discussing the importance of MAP grants with Millikin President Dr. Patrick White earlier this month at the Decatur Community Leaders Breakfast, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) amended House Bill 5020 to ensure non-profit colleges, such as Millikin, would also be included in the new four-year Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worked incredibly hard to finally get a budget that will be balanced and also includes no new tax increases
After months of deliberate study and conversations around the future of Illinois' higher education system, the Higher Education Working Group of the Illinois General Assembly, of which Sen. Rose is a member, has developed a series of impactful legislation aimed at strengthening Illinois' colleges and universities and making them more attractive and affordable for students across the state for many years to come.
Interstate 74 from mile post 155 to 160 through Farmer City will be known as the "Trooper Ryan Albin Memorial Highway.”
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.
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