A large crowd of Adams County Republicans made the trip to the Dale Wiewel farm near Fowler on Saturday to hear GOP gubernatorial candidate Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia). Bailey gained notoriety while, as a state representative, suing Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for extending executive orders that closed Illinois businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bailey and […]
SPRINGFIELD – State. Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is “going it alone” with his pandemic decision-making as he announces more mask and vaccine mandates in light of rising COVID numbers in the state. Tracy wrote on her Facebook page the changes to Illinois’ COVID-19 mitigation plan are just the latest in […]
SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) is calling for a full audit of the Pritzker Administration’s mismanagement of Illinois unemployment benefits system, based on a report released July 28 by the Illinois Auditor General. The Auditor General’s preliminary financial audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), and its failures with the Pandemic […]
By KEVIN BESSLERJust the News A bill awaiting the Illinois governor’s signature would require schools to provide free menstruation products in both girls’ and boys’ bathrooms for grades 4 through 12. Currently, Illinois requires tampons to be provided to students who need them, but the supplies are kept in the nurse’s office. State Rep. Kathleen Willis, […]
On Muddy River News This Week, furnished by Harvey’s, Bob Gough talks to State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) about the recently-wrapped up session in Springfield and the new 50th Senate District, which she’ll represent when she runs for re-election in 2022.
By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is gearing up for a debate over a package of ethics reforms, possibly as early as this week, but it’s one that Republicans say doesn’t go far enough. Senate Bill 4, which moved out of the Senate Ethics Committee on April 21, is a package […]