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Senate Week in Review: August 18 - 22, 2014

More than 125 new laws were signed in recent days, as the deadline for the Governor to act on legislation from the spring 2014 session neared. The measures covered topics as wide ranging as smoking on campus to fur trapping to dangerous new “designer” drugs, Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

Radogno, Durkin to host FREE Senior Fair August 27

Springfield, IL… State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Fair on Wed., Aug. 27 featuring approximately 45 local and state participants.

Senate Week in Review: August 11 - 15, 2014

A “Sign and Drive” law, legislation to assure that 911 callers will be correctly connected to emergency services, new rules to upgrade the care available through first responders in rural areas, and eliminating the need for permanently disabled veterans to annually reapply for parking stickers, are all among the new laws signed in recent days, State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

Radogno, Durkin & Indian Prairie Library District to Host First Annual Jobs Fair

Darien, IL…. Are you looking for a job or a new career? State Senator Christine Radogno and State Representative Jim Durkin and the Indian Prairie Library District invite you to participate in their FREE Jobs Fair on August 8th, 2014 in Darien.

Senate Week in Review: August 4 - August 8, 2014

Illinois’s newest state senator was sworn in Aug. 6. Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) took the oath of office to represent the 24th Senate District, State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

Senate Week in Review: July 28 - August 1, 2014

Legislation that seeks to reduce the risk of serious allergic reactions is just one of a number of bills signed into law in recent days, according to State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).

Senate Week in Review: July 21 - July 25, 2014

A $1.1 billion plan to accelerate road construction was signed into law July 22, putting in place the final piece of the state’s annual budget.

Radogno/Durkin/Sandack Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Do you wonder if you are paying too much in property taxes? Area state lawmakers Christine Radogno, Jim Durkin and Ron Sandack will be hosting a couple of FREE seminars on July 31, 2014 to help Lisle and Darien residents to better understand their tax bill and how to appeal a property tax over assessment.

Senate Week in Review: July 14 - July 18, 2014

A legislative panel reviewing Governor Quinn’s failed anti-violence initiative put off testimony from subpoenaed former Quinn administration officials until October, complying with a request from the U.S. Attorney’s office, State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

Senate Week in Review: July 7 - July 11, 2014

Three new boating safety measures are among bills signed into law in recent days, State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said. Other new laws meant to assist communities with rebuilding after tornadoes, make it easier for public employees to donate to the Red Cross and allow adults greater access to the adoption records of their grandparents have also been approved.

Senate Week in Review: June 30 - July 4, 2014

With Illinois’ new fiscal year beginning July 1, Governor Quinn signed the bulk of the state budget into law on the last day of June.

Radogno and Durkin to host 2014 Community Recycling Fair

Burr Ridge, IL – State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is teaming up with State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to host a FREE Community Recycle Day on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Burr Ridge Middle School.

Illinois ranks last, while other states improve credit rating

It’s well known that Illinois continues to have the worst credit rating in the nation, but a recently published chart comparing trends across the country highlights a disturbing trend as the state’s credit rating is expected to drop, even as most other states are steadily improving their credit ratings and fiscal climates.

End of Session Recap

Once again the state’s Democrat majority deferred tough decisions on Illinois’ pressing fiscal issues, passing a $35.4 billion budget on May 30 that increases spending by raiding special purpose funds, underfunding the state’s real obligations and using one-time revenues to pay for ongoing programs.

Senate GOP Demands No Lame-Duck Tax Increases

Illinois Senate Republican legislators today committed to opposing any tax increase offered in the lame-duck session of the General Assembly. Led by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), members of the Republican caucus also called on their Democrat colleagues to join them.