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  • Rauner Says Budget is Immediate Concern

    In a recent interview with the Illinois Radio Network (IRN), Governor Bruce Rauner continued to emphasize the severity of the budget problems facing Illinois. According to Rauner, dealing with the cumulative effects of years of tax-and-spend budgets and questionable fiscal practices is one of his primary concerns, and one that will be difficult to fix. read more...
  • Medical Marijuana Licenses Delayed

    A rocky transition between administrations is causing further delays in issuing medical marijuana licenses to patients. Under the 2013 state law legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois, state agencies were required to score and rank applications for the 21 facilities that would be allowed to grow medical marijuana and 60 of the retail stores that would be licensed to sell it. read more...
  • Active Concealed Carry Licenses

    Recently released numbers from the Illinois State Police give a county-by-county picture of active concealed carry licenses in the state of Illinois. Unsurprisingly, Cook County has the largest number of active concealed carry licenses at 24,751, with Will, Dupage, Lake, and Madison Counties rounding out the top five. At the bottom of the list are Scott, Brown, Gallatin, Schuyler, and Calhoun Counties. read more...
  • Illinois Department of Human Services Focuses on Tax Assistance

    As the tax season gets into full swing; the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) urges eligible Illinois families to take advantage of tax preparation assistance supported by the State. read more...
  • Illinois Student Assisstance Commission Outreach Calendar Released

    The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has released its outreach activities calendar for 2015. The purpose of this state created commission is to help students navigate the financial barriers to higher education. ISAC provides an array of programs and services that focus on educating students and their families on the finances associated with transitioning into college. read more...

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