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Illinois losing population

Recent media reports have shown that Illinois is the only state in the Midwestern region that lost population from 2013 to 2014. The Land of

Bills heading to Governor

Several key pieces of legislation are heading to the Governor’s desk for his approval, as the unofficial bill signing season will be kicking off shortly.

Boating safety in Illinois

As summer fun begins on the lakes and rivers in Illinois, boaters should know that there are new laws and regulations regarding watercraft safety. Senate

Comptroller weighs-in on budget impasse

As legislative leaders and the Governor try and find common ground on a budget deal for the upcoming fiscal year, this week Comptroller Leslie Munger

Synthetic drug ban to be sent to Governor

While the spring session hasn’t technically concluded, nearly 500 bills were approved by the General Assembly before the scheduled session deadline of May 31. One

Honoring the red, white and blue

Leading up to Independence Day, the nation celebrates Flag Day on June 14 to honor the American flag and what it represents. Over the weekend,

Rain slowing Southern Illinois farmers

Rain and continuing wet conditions have left farmers in parts of Illinois behind schedule—threatening Illinois’ overall soybean, corn and wheat production this year.  In the

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