Recent News

Federal grand jury seeking more information about controversial program

Allegations of corruption and scandal within Gov. Quinn’s NRI program once again made headlines this week, as it became public knowledge that a subpoena of records relating to NRI has been issued by a federal grand jury based out of Chicago.

National Federation of Independent Business Awards Senator Radogno Guardian of Small Business Award

SPRINGFIELD - Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), has received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award. The award is based on nine key issues such as prevailing wage, employee classification, pension reform, workers' compensation, reduced filing fees, and opposing costly new mandates on small independent contractors.

Senate Week in Review: September 8 - 12, 2014

Illinois has received some encouraging economic news lately, with recent drops in the state’s historically high unemployment rate and other signs that an improving national economy may finally be boosting the state’s outlook.

Senate Week in Review: September 1 - 5, 2014

A state audit revealed continued problems in the Expanded All Kids state health insurance program; a bipartisan legislative committee is set to begin its review of state rules on hydraulic fracturing; and patient applications are now being accepted for the state’s medical marijuana program, State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said.

Illinois Department of Veterans's Affairs to Host Events for Veterans

We at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) need your help spreading the word to any and all who stand to benefit from these three special event opportunities.

Senate Week in Review: August 25 - 29, 2014

The Governor concluded action on all bills sent to him during the 2014 legislative session, approving more than 100 measures and vetoing bills that would have established regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar and brought uniformity to speed limits on Interstates and toll highways, State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).

Fire fighting equipment grants available

Local units of government have until Sept. 30 to apply for state grants to purchase firefighting equipment costing $26,000 or less. Grants are available through the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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.