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Additional Legislative Committee Action

Senate lawmakers approved several dozen other bills in committee during the week on such issues as education, utilities, crime and local government. All of the

School Safety Redo

There is a renewed effort underway at the Capitol to improve school security and student safety. Sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Rock Island), Senate

Economics 101 for Elected Officials

Illinois elected officials who deal annually with budgets, pensions, programs and services would be required to undergo an eight-hour course on economics every two years

Budget Transparency

Two legislative proposals promoting budget transparency and sunshine are pending before the Senate this spring, sponsored by State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Wheaton). The measures would

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