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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Government Affairs update 12/4/2018 Federal News Republican and Democratic leaders on Monday agreed to a two-week stopgap spending measure that would put to rest fears of a partial government shutdown later this week. The short-term spending deal, if passed, would fund government agencies and extend expiring programs through Dec. 21 rather than Dec. 7th. It also would postpone a fight over funding ...read more
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Legislative Update 10/2/2018   Talk continues on the expansion of gambling in Illinois with a committee hearing planned on October 17.  The expansion bill would add six new casinos, added gaming positons at existing casinos, and slot machines at horse racing tracks.  Anticipation is that at some point the discussion of sports wagering will enter into the discussion.   Governor Rauner has taken ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Washington D.C. August recess for Congress allowed us some quality time to meet with Congressman Bill Foster during our August Legislative Committee meeting.  In that meeting, we discussed the issue of Transportation Funding and the possibility of a gas tax increase. In addition, we talked about Tariffs, Internet Sales Tax Collection, and the likeliness of Continuing Resolutions to get through ...read more
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Illinois Department of Corrections, Capital Development Board Announce Construction of 200-Bed Inpatient Treatment Center in Joliet Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Corrections, Department ofJOLIET - The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is gearing up to build a 200-bed mental health and medical correctional inpatient facility. This facility will provide the most intensive level of care for ...read more
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
A number of Federal issues have taken the spotlight in recent weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court has been very busy with three recent rulings that will have impact back here in Illinois.   First, there were no decisions on reversing any lower court rulings on the issue of partisan gerrymandering. The opinion leaves in place the current legislative lines, as the ruling came on procedural grounds. The ...read more
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