Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Update: Budget, Taxes, Summer Reading for Kids

BUDGETDemocrats pass largest budget in state history; vote for tax hikes, politician pay raises and a billion dollars for non-citizens.  In the early morning hours of Wednesday last week, Democrats in…

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Update: Bill Action, Budget Outlook, Insurance

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Rep. Spain Honored with the 2024 Public Service Award. Deputy House Republican Leader Ryan Spain was recently presented with the 2024 Public Service Award by the Chicago and Downstate Illinois…

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Update: Corruption, Bill Action, Jobs

CORRUPTIONNew poll numbers show Illinois voters strongly support ethics reform.  House Republicans have already lined up behind a bipartisan push, led by Rep. Ryan Spain, to allow voter-led constitutional initiatives aimed…

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Update: Ethics Reform, Taxes, Firearms

EthicsRep. Spain, Former IL Gov. Pat Quinn Propose Constitutional Amendment to Tackle Corruption.  On March 5, Deputy House Republican Leader Ryan Spain (R-73rd District) was joined by former Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn…

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Update: Gov. Budget Proposal, Taxes, Immigration

BUDGETGovernor delivers largest budget proposal in state history. Rep. Spain responds.  Governor JB Pritzker delivered his State of the State and Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address to a joint session of…

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Update: Family Farms, Immigration, Taxes

ESTATE TAX House Republicans Back Estate Tax Legislation.  Last week, the Illinois Farm Bureau unveiled new legislation aimed at improving the Illinois Estate Tax. House Minority Leader Tony McCombie has spearheaded efforts throughout…

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Update: Medicare Event, New Session, Firearms

GENERAL ASSEMBLYNew Legislative Session Convenes. The Illinois General Assembly convened in Springfield last week for the beginning of the new legislative session.  To start off the new year and new session,…

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Rep. Spain Hosting ‘Medicare 101’ Event for Seniors on Jan. 31

State Representative Ryan Spain (R-73rd District) will be hosting his second “Medicare 101” event in as many weeks in collaboration with the Illinois Department on Aging’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) on…

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Update: New Laws for 2024, Corruption, Budget

CORRUPTIONMadigan trial postponed until October.  As pretrial work continues on the approaching corruption trial of former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, a court has granted a six-month extension with respect to…

Friday, January 5, 2024
Tips for Saving Energy This Winter Season

The colder months often bring higher energy bills for homeowners. If you live in the north with harsh winters, heating your home may be more expensive than cooling it in the summer….