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Congressman Davis Focused on Infrastructure Improvements in 2020

Congressman Davis Focused on Infrastructure Improvements in 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RFD) — Making sure federal tax dollars get back into the local communities they come from for infrastructure improvements is the goal of Congressman Rodney Davis in 2020. The Congressman is the lead Republican on the Highways and Transits Subcommittee in Congress and wants to focus on getting motor fuel tax dollars back…read more

Illinois Casinos Look to Sports Betting For Revenue Boost

Illinois Casinos Look to Sports Betting For Revenue Boost

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Revenues from Illinois’ 10 casinos have been sliding for more than a decade at least in part because of the state’s smoking ban and the rise of video gambling machines. Illinois gamblers decided to stay at home and the industry is still trying to lure them back, said Tom Swoik, executive director…read more

Pot Revenue Out Paces Expectations

Pot Revenue Out Paces Expectations

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The state says tax revenue from legal marijuana sales is outpacing expectations. Through the month of January the state collected over $10 million in revenue. Of the 10 million, $7 million is part of the cannabis tax and $3 million is from sales taxes. A big portion of the 7 million will…read more

State Rep. Proposes To Split Electoral Votes

State Rep. Proposes To Split Electoral Votes

ILLINOIS (RFD) — When Illinois citizens vote for the President in November, whoever wins the state will take all 20 electoral votes. But a proposal in the Illinois House would like to change that. Republican Rep. Tim Butler says he thinks that voters would like see their choice more reflected in handing out Electoral College…read more

Bill Would Give Students Mental Health Sick Days

Bill Would Give Students Mental Health Sick Days

SPRINGFIELD (IRN) — Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would put mental health on a par with physical health in the state’s public schools. Senate Bill 2473 would give students five days of excused absences per school year for mental health issues. Students would be able to make up any missed school work. Steve…read more

State Rep. Bryant Reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

State Rep. Bryant Reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD — Local lawmakers continue to react after Governor J.B. Pritzker gave us his annual budget address in Springfield Wednesday afternoon. 115th District House Representative Terri Bryant says the governor cannot promise new spending in the state on the condition that his progressive income tax proposal is passed. Bryant says her constituents want her to…read more

Central IL Congressman Introduces Veterans Voting Bill Legislation

Central IL Congressman Introduces Veterans Voting Bill Legislation

WASHINGTON D.C. (RFD) — With crucial elections happening in all corners of the country, central Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis has introduced federal legislation to make sure military members and their family’s voices are heard. Congressman Davis this month introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act corrects an issue allowing a military family member’s absentee ballot…read more

State Senator Schimpf Reacts to Pritzker’s Budget Address

State Senator Schimpf Reacts to Pritzker’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD — Local lawmakers are speaking out after Governor J.B. Pritzker gave us his annual budget address in Springfield Wednesday afternoon. 58th District State Senator Paul Schimpf says with the unprecedented economic growth the country has seen the past decade, now is a time for Illinois to clean up its financial act. The senator says…read more

Concert Calendar

Dave Mason @ River City Casino & Hotel

Dave Mason @ River City Casino & Hotel

The Feelin’ Alright Tour Sunday, March 1, 2020 ON SALE • PRICES • $89.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. There are also VIP Meet & Greet tickets available TIME • Show 7:30pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

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