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  • Update from Senator Weaver: November 17

    Legislation addressing sexual harassment complaints and providing tax credits for flood victims was signed into law by the Governor during the week. In other action, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced appointments for the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention. Also during the week; the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced its priority for hunter safety for the upcoming Firearm Deer Season read more...
  • Update from Senator Weaver: November 10

    SPRINGFIELD, IL –On November 4, the Legislative Ethics Commission appointed a new Inspector General, and both chambers took up legislation during the week seeking to improve Statehouse sexual harassment policies. Also, female senators announced the creation of a bipartisan Women’s Caucus... read more...
  • Update from Senator Weaver: November 3

    State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final days of fall veto session. Lawmakers are expected to take up several pieces of new legislation and possibly vote on other legislation vetoed by the Governor. Also this week, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin to pour through thousands of surveys from across the state, advising them on how they can improve rest areas; and new information is available on how people can protect themselves from a recent data breach. read more...
  • Updated information on protecting yourself from Equifax data breach

    Illinois residents are urged to be vigilant following a massive data breach of consumer reporting agency Equifax. Equifax announced on September 8 that it suffered a breach affecting at least 143 million Americans. Information compromised in the breach includes Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, names, dates of birth, credit card numbers and addresses... read more...
  • Senate passes legislation to honor local fallen heroes

    The Illinois Senate has passed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) to name two sections of roads, one after a Navy Seal and another after two police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty... read more...

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