General Assembly rookies about to get a taste of crunch time at the State House.

Looking at this week’s session schedule, it reminds us of a huge, slow-moving engine with gears grinding together. There are hundreds of bills that need to be called on both the House and Sena…

Progressive income tax among issues that could cause thunder when the General Assembly returns April 30.

In this ever-changing world, someone can take a tried-and-true process, like the pressure cooker, and put a modern twist on it. Today, we have the Instant Pot, which takes the old method, puts…

Highlights include IFB’s Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference, governor’s budget address and thousands of bills being introduced in the General Assembly. 

Every election brings about changes, and this one brought a lot for the Statehouse.  Let’s begin at the top of the ballot and work our way down.  We all know that Illinois will have a new gove…

House Republican Leader Durkin’s opening statement Thursday regarding the passage of a bipartisan budget simply started with “WOW!!!” That sums up this year’s budget process pretty well. Over …

It’s springtime in Springfield. As we write this update, it’s a very nice day. You look up to see the State Capitol against the back drop of beautiful blue sky dotted with white clouds. But li…