In the wake of 3 Illinois State Trooper fatalities in the first 3 months of the year, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) passed legislation to require the Secretary of State to remind and test drivers on Scott’s Law, which requires people to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible when approaching emergency vehicles. The Senator noted that 16 Illinois State Police Troopers have been hit this year, with three fatalities.
“First responders have an extremely dangerous job,” said Rose. “Motorists need to pull over and give them room. It’s the law and we need to do everything we can to make sure drivers understand this....
Illinois schools could soon have a new affordable and easy-to-use option for locking classrooms to prevent dangerous intruders, now that the Illinois Senate has passed legislation filed by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet). The legislation was suggested by Tuscola School Superintendent Mike Smith and supported by other superintendents in the area. Oakwood Superintendent Gary Lewis, Salt Fork Superintendent Phil Cox, and Kyle Thompson of ROE #11, met for several weeks with the State Fire Marshall and the Illinois State Board of Education on the legislation...
Dozens of high school students from the 51st Senate District spent the day in Springfield holding a mock committee hearing to vote on legislation that they had proposed, all as part of State Sen. Chapin Rose’s (R-Mahomet) Youth Advisory Council program.
“The idea here is to get kids interested in government by letting them actually take part in it...
A total of five new bills have been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly by State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) with the goal of helping to protect the Mahomet Aquifer, the primary water source for Central Illinois. The package of bills is supported by a bicameral and bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives who are working to pass them into law...
Having served on various House and Senate appropriations committees, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) was today named to serve as Minority Leader Bill Brady’s (R-Bloomington) leadership budget negotiator in the new General Assembly...
State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration.
The Mahomet Aquifer Task Force released its final report to the Illinois General Assembly and Governor this week, outlining a plan to address the ongoing issue of maintaining clean drinking water from the Mahomet Aquifer.
As citizens throughout Illinois toast the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect. From controversial gun-control laws to fighting human trafficking and celebrating our state’s rich history, these new laws cover a wide range of topics.
Dozens of high school students from across the 51st Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in public policy, state government, and leadership and hear from local leaders on those issues as part of State Sen. Chapin Rose’s Youth Advisory Council.
On Dec. 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union.
The Governor has ordered United States and Illinois flags to fly at half-staff until Dec. 30, to honor former President, George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30.
Illinois now has several new laws following the conclusion of the Fall Veto Session, where the General Assembly overrode measures vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Other measures fell short of the 3/5 majority needed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to override the Governor’s vetoes.
The protection of the local water supply will be strengthened under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and passed by the Senate Nov. 28.
A section of roadway in Shelbyville in dire need of repair will soon get a facelift. Illinois 128 (N. Cedar St.) from Illinois Route 16 (West Main St.) to slightly north of North Sixth Street in Shelbyville will be resurfaced, State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) announced Nov. 29.
Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 27 for the final week of the Fall Veto Session to take further action on a number of pieces of legislation that were either vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner or amenditorily vetoed by him.
Hitting the road, the railway, or the airport this Thanksgiving week? Expect more vehicles and longer lines, according to AAA.
The 2018 Holiday Shopping Survey recently released by Wallet Hub shows 35 percent of Americans plan on spending more than $500 this holiday season, compared to 33 percent in 2017. Meanwhile, 15 percent say they will spend more than $1,001 and 19 percent say they will spend less than $100.
Landowners who own property adjacent to the previously planned State of Illinois recreational initiative known as the Prairie Wind Trail in Coles, Douglas, and Moultrie counties have until the end of the year to submit a formal request to the state to have that land deeded back to them.
Senate Republican caucus members voted this week to retain State Senator Bill Brady as Senate Republican Leader.
Deer hunters are reminded to focus on safety as the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this week. The seven-day firearm season begins this Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. A second round of firearm deer hunting will be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
Unemployment insurance rates will be lower in 2019 for more than 92 percent of the state’s employers required to register and pay state Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). IDES said Illinois business owners are on target to pay $240 million less in UI taxes in 2019 compared to 2018. UI taxes paid by Illinois businesses this year topped $1.9 billion. Employers are expected to pay $1.66 billion in 2019.
The complexity of changes resulting from recent federal tax reform and the availability of guidance at the federal level has resulted in the deadline for abatement of penalties for late filing being extended to Nov. 15, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
First Lady Diana Rauner is leading an effort to provide holiday cheer for Illinois members of the military.
Dozens of bills will be up for debate and discussion when the scheduled fall “veto session” begins Nov. 13. Members of the General Assembly will return to Springfield to either accept or override measures vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner earlier this year.
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