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Anderson hunting bill passes Illinois Senate

Hunters may be provided with additional tools to help control coyote overpopulation thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) and approved by the Illinois Senate April 26.

Senate seeks to protect abuse victims

Seeking to give victims of child abuse additional time to report the crime, the Senate advanced legislation March 29 that would eliminate the statute of limitations on certain sexual abuse crimes against a minor.

Anderson says no budget, no pay for lawmakers

Following a recent court ruling that put legislator paychecks ahead of other outstanding financial obligations, Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) has co-sponsored legislation that would provide greater flexibility to place priorities, like funding for hospitals, human services, and universities, ahead of legislator and constitutional officer pay.

Anderson Announces April Traveling Office Hours Dates in Whiteside County

State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) will being hosting traveling office hours throughout Whiteside County, starting in April. The first date will be April 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sterling City Hall located at 212 Third Avenue in Sterling.

Anderson Hunting Legislation Clears Committee

A measure sponsored by Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) that would help control overpopulation by expanding coyote hunting cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee on March 16.

Illinois communities continue to recover from tornado damage

It has been just over a week since a line of strong storms and tornadoes caused damage to several Illinois communities. As the residents of these cities continue to recover, there are several ways to offer support and aid in relief efforts.

Illinois innovation index reveals good news

Illinois has experienced record growth in entrepreneurial activity at its universities according to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC), which released its Illinois Innovation Index on March 8. The Illinois Innovation Index reports on key metrics of the state’s innovation economy.

Senate committees approve legislation

Senate committees approved nearly 60 pieces of legislation during the week on topics ranging from insurance and education, to pensions and criminal law. The deadline to pass substantive Senate bills out of committee is March 17.

Principal for a Day!

This week, Senator Anderson had the opportunity to serve as “Principal for a Day” at Fulton High School.

Senate Republicans look toward budget progress

In the days following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s annual budget address, Senate lawmakers once again returned their attention to negotiating a resolution to Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis.

Farmers fret about mild temperatures

While many across the state are enjoying putting away their mittens and scarves, farmers are considering what Illinois’ mild winter means for this year’s farming prospects.

Fighting heart disease in women

Illinois legislators, representatives from the state Department of Public Health, and health advocates gathered in Capitol Feb. 15 to spread awareness of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, and to encourage Illinois women to unite in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Budget Options

Gov. Rauner outlined budget options to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives, during his third annual Budget Address Feb. 15.

Anderson Reacts to Budget Address

State Sen. Neil Anderson (Rock Island) offered the following reaction to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address Feb. 15.

Anderson Files Legislation to Repeal FOID Card

State Sen. Neil Anderson (Moline) filed legislation on Feb. 9 to repeal the outdated and redundant Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Act. “The FOID Act is nearly 50 years old. Advancements in technology and changes in the law over the last 50 years have made it a redundant, unnecessary burden on the citizens of Illinois,” said Anderson.