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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….


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Rep. Spain Leads Charge to Ban ex-Speaker Michael Madigan’s Portrait from IL Capitol

FROM WBEZ: With the federal criminal trial of former Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan looming, there is a question whether he’ll get a customary honor at the state Capitol that has…


Wednesday, December 27, 2023
New Illinois Laws Taking Effect in 2024

In 2024, Illinoisans will see more than 300 new laws take effect. Here are a few notable new laws: Rep. Spain – United States Navy Submarine Veterans Plates  Public Act…


Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Update: Merry Christmas, Firearms, Veterans

MERRY CHRISTMASWishing you a merry Christmas. With Christmas Day just around the corner, Rep. Ryan Spain extends his well wishes for a very merry Christmas to all who celebrate!  ENERGYBipartisan nuclear…


Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Update: Diaper Drive Results, Immigration, Firearms

HOLIDAY DIAPER DRIVE Thank you to all who donated! State Representative Ryan Spain’s annual Holiday Diaper Drive saw one of its most successful years yet in 2023. This year, more than…


Thursday, December 7, 2023
Update: Budget, Report Corruption, Holiday Diaper Drive

BUDGETGOMB projects State budget deficits in FY25 and following years. The “Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report,” submitted in November 2023 by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB),…