Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Applications Now Being Accepted for Safe Routes to School Program

As students will soon to be trading swim bags for backpacks, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that applications for the Safe Routes to School program are now…

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Spain: “Fraudulent Claims processed remotely and expeditiously” by Pritzker Administration

State Representative Ryan Spain released the following statement regarding the Illinois Auditor General’s report that the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security (IDES) paid out $5.24 billion in overpayments, including fraudulent unemployment…

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

On Korean War Veterans Armistice Day we pay tribute to those who served in the Korean War and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. May their bravery never be…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Legislators address diaper shortages for families in need

House Republicans Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) and Jennifer Sanalitro (R-Hanover Park) have led the charge to address diaper shortages for families in need in their respective communities by hosting Diaper Drives. Spain has hosted a…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Update: Safe-T Ruling, Undocumented Healthcare Costs, Jobs

CRIMINAL LAW Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Cash Bail.  The Illinois Supreme Court has announced its opinion on the Pretrial Fairness portion of the SAFE-T Act, and by a…

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Rep. Spain reaction to SAFE-T Act Ruling

Today’s ruling to uphold the SAFE-T Act is a great disappointment for reducing crime and supporting public safety in Illinois. When this legislation was proposed in 2021, I watched Democrats…

Saturday, July 1, 2023
Update: Nuclear energy, wildfire smoke, family farms

ENERGY Lawmakers look to lift the ban on nuclear energy permits.  Illinois lawmakers worked to lift the 36-year-old ban on new nuclear energy construction permits this spring, with Senate Bill 76 receiving bipartisan support and…

Friday, June 30, 2023
Fireworks Laws in Illinois and Safety Tips

As a general rule, consumer fireworks are not legal in Illinois. The Pyrotechnic Use Act, passed in 1942, bans the sale, possession and use of all consumer fireworks. These items…

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Ameren offers Customer Assistance Event in Peoria

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Estate Tax continues to put future of family farms at risk

House Republicans have made continuous efforts to reduce or eliminate the burdensome ‘Estate Tax,’ known also as the ‘Death Tax,’ with more than a half-dozen bills introduced in the spring…