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Monday, February 22, 2021
Petition: Oppose the removal of Lincoln statues and monuments

In the summer of 2020, rioting mobs defaced and attempted to destroy monuments and statues in the city of Chicago. As a result, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered several of the…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Spain: Governor’s proposed budget stacks more burden on Illinois’ job creators

State Representative Ryan Spain reacted to the Governor’s Budget Address on Wednesday, February 17 with frustration. “The Governor’s proposed budget does not position Illinois for the kind of economic recovery…


Thursday, February 11, 2021
March 1 Deadline for Scholarship through Illinois Conservation Foundation

The Illinois Conservation Foundation awards the annual Conservation Achievement Scholarship to encourage the next generation of leaders to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment. Up to four one-time scholarships of…


Thursday, February 4, 2021
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Webinar

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to present webinars for small businesses and lenders on the next round…


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
What to know about your 1099-G Form

Background All individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2020 will receive the 1099-G tax form. Claimants who collected UI benefits last year need the 1099-G tax form from…


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Spain Named Assistant Republican Leader in Illinois House

After having served as Republican Conference Chairman for the past year and a half, State Representative Ryan Spain was promoted by House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin to the post…


Monday, January 25, 2021
Regions 1 and 2 Move to Phase 4

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago) and Region 2 (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall,…


Monday, January 25, 2021
IDNR to Reopen State Historic Sites

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced all state historic sites and visitor’s centers will reopen effective Jan. 26. “Following the recent announcement from the Illinois Department of Public…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Rep. Ryan Spain Statement on Passage of Police Reform Bill

Rep. Ryan Spain issued the following statement upon voting NO on House Bill 3653 in the final moments of the 101st General Assembly, just before Noon on Wednesday: “I am…


Sunday, January 10, 2021
Back the Badge Petition to Support Law Enforcement

The General Assembly is considering a sweeping police and criminal justice reform bill that will severely hamper the ability of police to do their jobs and make our communities less…