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National Federation of Independent Business Awards Radogno “Guardian of Small Business Award”

In recognition of Senator Christine Radogno’s (R-Lemont) excellent pro-business voting record, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has awarded Radogno with their “Guardian of Small Business Award.”

Recycled Flag Program

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Governor Bruce Rauner has HB 6303, which strengthens the laws against gun trafficking in Illinois. The bill enhances penalties for firearms trafficking and aims to reduce the growing gun violence epidemic. This will help keep our kids and communities safe by allowing our law enforcement agencies to take action on those who are trafficking guns.

Budget agreement ensures schools will open on time; Protects taxpayers

Illinois lawmakers approved a $50.6 billion stop-gap budget on Thursday that makes a historic investment in K-12 education, provides money for early childhood education, funds MAP grants

Republican leaders file legislation to fund K-12 Education; Critical services

Illinois Republican leaders Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed legislation on Tuesday that would provide

Radogno measure will help law enforcement prevent illegal guns from entering Illinois

Springfield – Preventing guns from entering Illinois illegally to be sold on the black market is the aim of a bill championed by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).

Section of Route 251 to honor Witczak brothers

The section of Route 251 from Tonica to Mendota in LaSalle County would be known as the Witczak Brothers Memorial Highway, under a resolution (SJR 48) adopted by the Senate May 18.

Secretary of State Jesse White rolls out centralized issuing of driver’s licenses

Beginning this month, Illinois residents will get a newly designed driver’s license and a new process to obtain or renew their old one. Under the new process, called Central Issuance, customers at

Governor vetoes latest attempt at AFSCME arbitration bill

A second attempt pushed by Democrat leaders to change the process of negotiating labor agreements was once again vetoed by Gov. Rauner on May 16.

More empty promises for MAP recipients

Democrats pushed forward with yet another appropriation for MAP grants for college students, advancing legislation to the Governor over objections from Republicans who pointed out that the proposal once

Budget talks continue, reform compromise remains elusive

Republican and Democrat legislative leaders met with the Governor this week to discuss the potential for compromise on the budget and reform proposals. As the state quickly approaches what would be a full

Radogno legislation targets gun trafficking

“Statistics show a disturbing trend – people who cannot legally purchase guns in Illinois are going to states with more lax background check requirements, purchasing firearms, and bringing them into our state where they are being used to commit crimes," said Radogno.

Firefighters gather to honor fallen comrades

The 23rd Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony on May 10 brought in firefighters from across the state to honor 27 of their comrades for acts of bravery and sacrifice. Three firefighters

Lawmakers push for movement on procurement reform

Republican legislators were joined by the directors of the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Capital Development Board and Central Management Services in calling for the General Assembly to

General Assembly passes legislation to help battle life-threatening allergic reactions

The House and Senate have approved legislation to expand access to epinephrine auto-injectors (epi-pens) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, honoring Annie LeGere, a young Elmhurst girl who died in