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Tom Cullerton passes monumental government consolidation measure

tc consol 051717SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) successfully passed Senate Bill 3 which will take DuPage County’s bipartisan government consolidation model statewide.

DuPage County’s government consolidation model is expected to save taxpayers more than $100 million over the next 20 years.

“This monumental government consolidation legislation is making sure government is working for the people,” Cullerton said. “The best way to lower property taxes without sacrificing services is to empower voters to eliminate and combine services. It is a no-brainer.

Link passes gaming expansion

link 051717SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) passed legislation that would expand gaming revenues in the state to help put Illinois’ fiscal house back in order.

“We need to be looking at all avenues to shore up our fiscal house,” Link said. “A part of that solution should be gaming expansion.”

Senators welcome students for Tech Day 2017

Tech Day 2017Students and teachers from across the state gathered at the Capitol last week as part of Tech Day 2017. The annual event allows students to showcase how technology is being utilized in the classroom.

Participants in Tech Day raise awareness of the role technology plays in preparing students to communicate effectively and succeed in the workforce.

Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial: Remembering the fallen and honoring heroic acts

Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial 2017The Illinois General Assembly welcomed firefighters from around the state for the annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighter Medal of Honor Ceremony. The event began with an honorary memorial tribute. Sadly, this year, two Illinois firefighters lost their lives in the line of duty. Many say, this event is a meaningful way to show respect by honoring those who serve our state and country.