Staff from State Sen. Neil Anderson's office will host traveling office hours throughout Whiteside County over the next several weeks in August. Staff will be available to take citizen’s concerns, answer questions, and provide information on several issues. Appointments are not required.
Corn and soybeans across Illinois are enjoying a strong growing season this year thanks to Mother Nature. According to the latest Crop Progress and Conditions Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 81 percent of corn is considered in good to excellent condition right now. For soybeans, it’s 72 percent.
A recent report from the Anderson Economic Group shows Illinois ranks 35th in the country in business tax burden, up from 32nd a year before. The findings, however, were from the latest fiscal year data available, 2016, which came before the corporate and personal income tax rates were increased in 2017.
A researcher from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) says unlike other states, most overdoses and opioid-related deaths in Illinois are caused by heroin use. James Swartz says it is also often in combination of potent synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and carfentanyl.
CASE-IH retirees will no longer be receiving the health insurance coverage they have received for years. CASE-IH has stated that there are roughly 700 retirees and their families that are impacted in the WIAAA service area in Illinois.
In response to the state’s ongoing teacher shortage, House Bill 5627 was recently signed into law seeking to help draw educators to Illinois, retain existing teachers and assist former teachers interested in returning to the classroom. Proponents say the new law offers common-sense changes to help ease Illinois’ growing teacher shortage as legislators explore long-term solutions to the growing crisis.
A state pilot program on competency-based graduation requirements was recently expanded under Senate Bill 2941, legislation recently signed into law that will place a greater emphasis on a student’s level and quality of education, as opposed to hours simply spent in a classroom.
The Secretary of State’s office this week began the “opt-in” voter registration at driver service facilities as part of the state’s new Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) law that was signed in August 2017. The AVR was advanced as a way to both modernize and simplify the state’s voter registration process.
Staff from State Sen. Neil Anderson's office will host traveling office hours throughout Whiteside County over the next several weeks. Staff will be available to take citizen’s concerns, answer questions, and provide information on several issues. Appointments are not required.
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about Janus v. AFSCME. The court held that forcing government employees who do not wish to join the union to pay “fair share” union dues violates the First Amendment, and States and public-sector unions may no longer extract fair share fees (agency fees) from non-consenting employees.
Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. However, the thrill of fireworks can also bring injury.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced that the federal government has approved the state’s plan to protect safety-net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more than three million Illinoisans.
State Sen. Neil Anderson is announcing a community-wide effort to feature Hero Street in Silvis on a new U.S. postage stamp.
State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by State Rep. Tony McCombie for their “Coffee & Conversation,” an open conversation event for constituents Wednesday, June 27 in Rock Island.
Illinois’ new adoption credit program will make it easier for families to adopt, connecting children with loving families.
A joint Senate and House hearing was held June 20 in Chicago in response to a recently released Chicago Tribune investigation that revealed sexual abuse and assaults had been frequently mishandled over a 10-year period in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018.
State Sen. Neil Anderson received an Honorary State FFA Degree at the FFA’s 90th State Convention June 14 in Springfield. During the convention, Anderson also met with the Orion FFA Chapter.
State Sen. Neil Anderson received the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Legislator of the Year award June 14. Anderson is also a fire fighter for the City of Moline.
State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by State Rep. Tony McCombie for their “Coffee & Conversation,” an open conversation event for constituents Tuesday, June 19 in Port Byron.
State Sen. Neil Anderson and State Rep. Tony McCombie are encouraging seniors to come to their free Senior Health Fair on Tuesday, June 26 at the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA (2505 Avenue E) in Sterling. The event runs from 9:00am-Noon.
The Illinois General Assembly has passed measures that address the growing out-migration of students to colleges and universities outside Illinois.
The Second Annual Military Appreciation Night and Dinner benefiting the Quad City Veterans Outreach Center is Friday, July 20 at 6pm at Adventure Christian Community Church (6509 Northwest Blvd.) in Davenport.
State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by State Rep. Tony McCombie for “Coffee & Conversation,” an open conversation event for constituents Tuesday, June 19 in Port Byron.
Gov. Rauner signed the $38.5 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019 into law on June 4, and while Senate Republican lawmakers said they recognize that the new state budget is not perfect, they emphasized the compromise will ensure vital state services remain funded, including health coverage for children and senior citizens, as well as other priorities that save lives and protect the public.
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