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Governor signs Senate Bill 1607 to expand earned prison sentence-credit eligibility

Illinois takes another step toward reducing recidivism with the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 1607, which makes corrections to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act.

Sen. Connelly sponsors legislation to ban sale of commercially-bred animals in DuPage and Will Counties

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) unveiled legislation today that would ban the retail sale of animals obtained from commercial breeders in DuPage and Will Counties.

State rolls back LLC fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Connelly, that substantially reduces startup, annual filing and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses.

Sen. Connelly receives perfect score by the Technology and Manufacturing Association

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) is one of only eight Illinois senators to earn a perfect score on the 2017 Legislative Scorecard released by the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA).

Sen. Connelly hosts Youth Advisory Council for high school students

On November 29, 30 students from the 21st Senate District took part in State Senator Michael Connelly’s Youth Advisory Council at the DuPage County Administration Building, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.

Harvest emergency declared

In an attempt to assist farmers and grain handlers who are dealing with the fallout of rain-related delays, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a harvest emergency over the weekend.

Special Legislative Inspector General Appointed

Recent calls for the appointment and confirmation of a Legislative Inspector General came to fruition over the weekend as the Legislative Ethics Commission approved the appointment of Julie B. Porter to serve as the Special Legislative Inspector General.

Connelly encourages constituents to submit veterans’ stories, pictures for tribute at Illinois State Capitol

“The men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have answered the call to serve their nation deserve our respect and our gratitude,” said Connelly. “Remember your friends, family and neighbors who have served and say ‘thank you’ this Veterans Day by submitting your tributes to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol.”

Sen. Connelly to host FREE Senior Health Fair in Wheaton Oct. 4

Partnering with local health providers and organizations, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) is hosting a FREE Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DuPage County Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton.

Connelly appointed Assistant Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.

Connelly joins bipartisan effort to end political gerrymandering

As part of a bipartisan, eight-state effort to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to end the practice of political gerrymandering, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined 65 current and former lawmakers in support of an Amicus Curie brief filed in the Supreme Court this week.

Gov. Rauner signs bill to protect taxpayers from police pension fund abuse

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 418, which prevents retired police officers from opting into the pension system a second time if they return to the force as a police chief or join another municipality’s force.

Connelly statement on Senate Bill 1 override vote

Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) offered the following comments.

Ives, Wehrli, Connelly to Host Town Hall on School Funding Bill

State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) and Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) along with State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the status of the controversial education funding reform bill, Senate Bill 1, and what is at stake for local taxpayers and school districts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 12 at Benedictine University’s Goodwin Business Building's Hall of Leaders (4th Floor), located at 5700 College Road in Lisle.

Illinois enacts new law ensuring life-saving treatment to children with PANDAS

Thanks to legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and signed into law on July 18 by Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois is now the first state in the nation to require all individual and group plans of health insurance to cover life-saving treatments for children who suffer from PANDAS disease (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal).