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  • Update from Senator Weaver: September 22

    New laws were signed this week to spur economic development, and protect property owners while targeting criminal activity. In other news, the Illinois Department of Transportation is working to keep young passengers safe with a statewide “National Seat Check Saturday” initiative on Sept. 23 that boasts nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks throughout Illinois... read more...
  • Update from Senator Weaver: September 15

    Consumer reporting agency Equifax announced last week that there has been a large data breach, causing millions of Americans’ sensitive information to be compromised. The security leak included Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, names and dates of birth, credit card numbers and address—all of which puts Americans at risk of identity theft. At this time, state officials urge residents to be proactive and take necessary precautions to prevent identity fraud or further damage from t read more...
  • Update from Senator Weaver: Sept. 8

    As part of an effort to pay down Illinois’ $15.4 billion bill backlog, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a refinancing plan this week that would allow the state to pay down overdue obligations to the state’s vendors and other providers. Also during the week, Illinois schools have begun to receive their overdue funding. On Sept. 7, the Comptroller’s Office transmitted $541 million in payments to schools that were due on Aug. 10 and 20. Funds for the Sept. 10 payment were also expected to go out by the read more...
  • Weaver: Senate passes bipartisan school funding compromise

    Springfield – A bipartisan agreement to fix the state’s broken school funding formula is now on its way to the Governor, after the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 1947... read more...
  • Weaver-sponsored legislation to improve and update government signed into law

    Several Illinois laws and programs are getting an update, along with the launch of a new volunteer program to help clean up hiking trails, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) and recently signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner... read more...

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