Students representing more than 100 schools across Illinois traveled to Springfield May 10 as part of the annual TECH 2018 program at the Capitol.
In response to the growing automotive theft epidemic in the Chicagoland area, State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has sponsored a public safety measure to help law enforcement to detain suspects of carjacking, which received unanimous support on the Senate floor on May 2.
In an effort to crack down on individuals threatening violence against schools on social media, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) sponsored Senate Bill 563, which passed the Senate unanimously April 26.
Over the past 10 years, state government spending has grown 25 percent faster than taxpayer income, with many claiming the government is spending faster than Illinoisans can afford.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and members of the League of Women Voters Illinois April 18 during a press conference in Springfield calling on Illinois lawmakers to take politics out of Illinois’ legislative map-drawing process.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) to introduce Senate Bill 2670, which would allow voters in counties under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL), the states property tax cap law, the ability to reduce their property taxes via referendum-something only voters in counties not subject to PTELLs tax caps are allowed to do.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said several Senate Republican legislators today during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), who recently filed Senate Resolution 1590, which opposes a constitutional amendment to allow for a graduated income tax rate.
27 students from across the 21st Senate District traveled to the Capitol April 12 to take part in state government and the legislative process as part of State Senator Michael Connelly’s (R-Naperville) Youth Advisory Council.
Nearly 20 years of annual overspending exacerbated by the lack of job-creating, economic-stimulating reforms have contributed to a fiscal crisis that is stymying employment opportunities and driving residents out of Illinois. In response, Sen. Michael Connelly has sponsored a measure that would place a cap on state spending, while also linking state spending growth to economic growth.
Several suburban Republican senators are calling for legislative action on a bill that would put stricter consequences on those who are behind the bothersome robo-calls and scam calls, which seem to keep cell phones ringing non-stop.
The deadline to file state and federal taxes is mere weeks away. Taxpayers can file their returns on or before Tuesday, April 17, for the 2017 tax filing year.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has made clear that an advisory issued by the IRS does not address Illinois and, therefore, taxpayers in Illinois are not bound by the IRS guidance and are able to deduct their prepaid property taxes.
A new safety measure on Metra's BNSF Line between Aurora and Chicago Union Station will require a significant revision to the line's schedule starting this summer, which could affect passengers' commute. Metra and BNSF Railway unveiled the proposed weekday schedule revision this month and are asking the public for comment and feedback.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has signed on as a co-sponsor for legislation that would make it illegal in the state of Illinois to sell, purchase or possess bump stocks—a device attachment for a semiautomatic rifle that allows it to fire faster, operating similarly to a fully automatic rifle.
On Tuesday, January 23, Sen. Connelly visited Travanse Living in Wheaton along with some creatures from the Brookfield Zoo. The visit was part of a program called The Animal Ambassador Program.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has been appointed to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission, which seeks to provide guidance and recommendations regarding pretrial reform in the Illinois criminal justice system.
In an attempt to narrow the gender wage gap in the work force, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) announces his plan to refile Senate Bill 1039, which would make it illegal for employers to ask their employees or job applicants about their previous wage or salary history.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Illinois Bicentennial Commission kicked off the state’s year-long tribute to Illinois’ 200th birthday at Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier on December 3.
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.
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.
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