Illinois General Assembly

Pritzker Budget Address

Feb 19, 2020
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On Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gave his budget address to a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate, in Springfield. 

State Senator Neil Anderson

Once again Neil Anderson is trying to eliminate Illinois' FOID card. The state senator from the Quad Cities has introduced his bill because he thinks the firearm owners identification card is unnecessary, and is just a costly burden for the Illinois State Police.

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On Midwest Week, the Illinois General Assembly just finished its fall veto session - the House and Senate were busy  even though few, if any vetoes, were actually considered.

Illinois General Assembly

On Midwest Week, serious legal problems for two members of the Illinois General Assembly, and why that may affect us, downstate. 

Transportation for Illinois Coalition

Illinois legislators usually get nothing but grief when they raise taxes, but this summer a group is touring the state to say "thanks" for raising the gas tax. Wednesday the Transportation for Illinois Coalition visited the Quad Cities to recognize two members of the General Assembly who voted "yes."

Amtrak Service Soon?

Jun 5, 2019

Prospects are improving for the advent of passenger rail service between the Quad Cities and Chicago. During the just completed session of the Illinois General Assembly, $225 million was set aside for the proposed Amtrak service that has been in the works for many, many years.

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On Midwest Week, taxes, the budget, and sports betting are just a few of the major issues still facing the Illinois General Assembly, with just one week to go in the spring session.

Pritzker's First Budget

Mar 1, 2019
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, in his first budget the governor of Illinois proposes some new revenue and new spending.

WVIK News

Another effort is underway to combine two elected statewide offices in Illinois. Tuesday two republicans, Jim Dodge who's running for state treasurer and Darlene Senger, candidate for comptroller, brought their campaigns to merge the offices to the Quad Cities.

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

A member of the Illinois General Assmbly from the Quad Cities wants to help expand passenger rail service in this part of the country. State Representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island has just been appointed to the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. 

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