State Sen. Neil Anderson is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved ones who served our country to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois Capitol Nov. 5-16.
If you are planning on hunting or trapping this year, make sure you know all the hunting periods, limits, application periods, and lottery dates before you go.
In preparation of the fiscal year 2020 budget, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has scheduled three statewide budget hearings in an effort to hear funding recommendations for public education. Educators, advocates, and community members are encouraged to communicate their funding requests in person at one of the upcoming hearings.
In just three years, the number of kindergarten through 12th grade school districts in Illinois able to access the internet at speeds of 100 kbps per student has improved by 25 percent—going from 71 percent to 96 percent. The report, done by EducationSuperHighway, tracks progress toward K-12 connectivity across the United States.
Legislation was filed this week to keep people who have been convicted of tax fraud out of public office.
On Sept. 21, Gov. Rauner issued Executive Orders eliminating 53 boards and commissions that serve no public purpose and have been inactive for years, some for as long as two full decades.
Illinois leads its neighboring states in the teacher-friendliness rankings issued recently by Wallet Hub.
Sen. Anderson is inviting people to his upcoming Sportsmen’s and Outdoorsmen’s Update Breakfast Saturday, September 29, from 8:00am – 10:00 a.m. at the Quad City Conservation Alliance Expo Center.
Local farmers, FFA students, and those involved in agriculture came together Sept. 17 for State Sen. Neil Anderson’s Agricultural Advisory Council at the Rock Island County Farm Bureau.
Low-income residents, seniors, and people with disabilities in needing winter heating assistance can begin applying for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Oct. 1.
Are you looking for a job in Illinois? Are you looking to move elsewhere in the state? WalletHub released a list of more than 120 Illinois cities, ranking them based on their labor-market health.
Illinois will receive $43.5 million through a federal grant to be used in the fight against opioid abuse. About $29 million of that will go to increase the availability of addiction treatment and to help reduce overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives.
Local veterans had the opportunity to weigh-in on issues important to them during State Sen. Neil Anderson’s Veterans Advisory Committee Sept. 17 at the Moline Public Library.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is hosting their Fall Hiring Events Oct. 2, 18, and 23rd in the 36th Senate District. Find out where and more information here.
One of Black Hawk College’s biggest buildings in dire need of a new roof will now get the much needed upgrade.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a harvest emergency to help level the playing field between Illinois farmers and crop haulers and those in neighboring states.
State Sen. Neil Anderson and State Rep. Tony McCombie are inviting children and their families to their free Children’s Safety Expo Saturday, September 8 at Glenview Middle School (3100 7th St.) in East Moline from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
For the first time, Illinois high school students will have access to information that shows how much they might earn if they graduate from colleges and universities located in the state.
Parents, teachers, coaches, students and community members interested in learning more about the opioid epidemic in Illinois are encouraged to come to State Sen. Neil Anderson’s free Informational Opioid Seminar on Sept. 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at United Township High School (1275 Avenue of the Cities) in East Moline.
A new law will ease weight-limit restrictions on state highways during harvest time, improving the competitive outlook for Illinois farmers and agricultural commodities haulers as a way to assist the state’s leading industry: agriculture.
High school students will soon have another option to help prepare them for their future careers. Seeking to connect talented young people with good-paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree, House Bill 5247 requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to adopt rules that would allow students ages 16 and older to participate in industry-based occupational apprenticeship programs.
An effort to raise the legal purchasing age for tobacco and similar products to 21 from 18 was vetoed Aug. 24 by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Five new state laws take steps toward addressing the state’s ongoing opioid crisis and improving access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Continuing efforts to keep students in-state, new laws focused on improving the affordability and effectiveness of Illinois’ higher education system were signed into law this week.
Veterans with service connected disabilities will now have their Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption follow them to a new residence, even if they move during the middle of the year under legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Senate Bill 2306) and signed into law Aug. 14 by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
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