Millions of dollars in capital funding have been released to community colleges statewide as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget. Of those funds, McHenry County College will see $153,130 and College of Lake County will see $348,795 in state funding to help with campus repair projects. In addition, both colleges will receive local funds bringing their totals to $800,000 and $600,000 respectively.
Supporting Illinois’ employers and pro-business legislation are some of State Senator Pamela Althoff’s (R-McHenry) top priorities, which have earned her the “Champion of Free Enterprise” award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
Gov. Bruce Rauner took another step to strengthen the state’s effort to combat the opioid crisis by requiring medical professionals to take 3 hours of existing continuing education on how to safely prescribe opioid medications. The education requirement became law when he signed Senate Bill 2777, sponsored by Senator Pamela Althoff, amending the Illinois Controlled Substance Act.
Senators Pamela Althoff and Dan McConchie hosted a town hall in Crystal Lake on August 22. Click here to view their entire presentation.
Senators Althoff and McConchie will be hosting a town hall in Crystal Lake to provide constituents with a legislative update.
A new Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission was created this week by a new law sponsored by Senator Pam Althoff (McHenry) designed to develop plans for celebrating the famous routes 100th anniversary.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) received a letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) stating that due to a deteriorating structure in Marengo, vehicles with an overweight permit allowing them to carry loads that exceed legal weights, will soon have to follow the posted weight restrictions at the culvert on Illinois Route 23 (North State Street) 0.12 miles north of Illinois Route 176 (Telegraph Street).
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. case will increase Illinois’ revenue, minimally, by $207 million per year said State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry).
Phase 1 is underway to improve Illinois Route 173 at Elizabeth Lake Drain, Solon Road, and Lakeview Road in Richmond Township and the Village of Spring Grove.
Sen. Althoff announces summer office hours
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill, sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), to improve and expand the existing River Edge Redevelopment Zone Historic Tax Credit (RERZ).
Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, the Illinois Senate approved significant reforms to the Legislative Ethics Commission on May 31. State Senator Pamela Althoff, co-sponsor of House Bill 138, says the legislation incorporates the suggestions and input of members of the Legislative Ethics Commission, and has received the full support of the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) issued the below statement after the Senate passed a balanced budget for FY19. On May 30, Althoff voted in favor of the budget bills and noted it was the first budget she has voted in favor of since her time as a State Senator.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) says the six-year Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Proposed Highway Improvement Program includes several improvements to roads and bridges throughout Senate District 32. The planned upgrades will impact infrastructure in Woodstock, McHenry, Marengo, and Crystal Lake, just to name a few. The first of the projects are scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2019.
Two local projects will be seeing a total of nearly $800,000 in grant money to expand travel options and enhance the quality of life for residents. The projects, approved through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, include streetscape improvements along Pearl Street and Lincoln Road in McHenry and sidewalk improvements in downtown Spring Grove.
Lake County has been awarded $344,245 in Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
State Senator Pamela Althoff is a co-sponsor of legislation prohibiting a pay raise for lawmakers. Under House Bill 5760, lawmakers would not receive their scheduled Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases to their salary set for July 1. They would also not receive any increase to their daily per diem and mileage reimbursement rate.
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation is once again giving college scholarships to deserving students.
Johnsburg residents who would be affected by Utilities Inc.'s water rate increase are invited to attend a public forum regarding the matter. The open house is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.at Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Rd. Residents who have questions or concerns regarding the proposed rate increase are encouraged to attend.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that have gone either unused or expired.
On April 16, several students from the 32nd Senate District took part in Part Two of State Senator Pamela Althoff’s first Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at the McHenry County Administrative Offices in Woodstock, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing the launch of its Opioid Data Dashboard, an innovative way to access data on opioid overdoses and deaths. The Opioid Data Dashboard is an interactive website that offers information on how opioids are affecting people in Illinois.
It was announced this week that the Illinois State Board of Education has finalized the tier funding calculations for the 2017-2018 school year, with $366.6 million new dollars left available to run through the four, evidence-based tiers. This is $16.6 million, or 4.7 percent, more than the anticipated $350 million. What does that mean for your local school district?
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.
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