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  • Pension Reform Law Struck Down

    Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz ruled against Illinois’ pension reform law (Senate Bill 1) on Nov. 21. Belz’s ruling said that the state’s increasing pension payments do not provide legal justification to reduce the pension benefits of current state employees. read more...
  • Minimum Wage Increase Moves in Senate

    A proposal to increase Illinois’ minimum wage gained some traction this week when Democrat legislative leaders successfully pushed an amendment through the Senate Executive Committee that would incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 by July of 2015, and $11 per hour July of 2017. read more...
  • "Manning" Bill Passes Senate

    Also during the first week of the fall veto session, the Senate Executive Committee advanced legislation (HB 5485) that would add staffing levels, also known as “manning,” to the list of mandatory subjects of collective bargaining for firefighters. If an agreement cannot be reached, the local government and the collective bargaining unit will be subject to binding arbitration. read more...
  • Abraham Lincoln Museum Separation from Historic Preservation Agency Postponed

    The House has decided to postpone a decision to transition the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to a stand-alone agency until results of a study on the issue are released. The report is scheduled to be delivered in mid-January, the product of a study panel convened to look into the management at the library and museum and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. read more...
  • Veto Override Round-Up

    During the first week of the fall veto session, the Senate voted to override Gov. Quinn’s veto of Senate Bill 2015, which increases the speed limit on Illinois toll highways to 70 miles-per-hour. Other issues, like a veto on ridesharing legislation have not advanced. read more...

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 State Capitol Office

  103A State House

  Springfield, Illinois 62706

  Phone: 217-782-6216

  Fax: 217-782-0116

  Legislative Assistant: Abby Walsh


  2203 Eastland Dr., Suite 3

  Bloomington, IL 61704

  Phone: 309-664-4440

  Fax: 309-664-8597

  Legislative Assistant: Abby Walsh