Clean Energy Jobs Act Advances To House Floor

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Energy and Environment Committee advanced a pair of energy bills that would overhaul the state’s energy industry to the House floor Monday. House Bill 804, otherwise known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act, or CEJA, would put Illinois on track to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. House Bill 2640, known […]

Speaker Welch Releases Committee Assignments, February Session Plans

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the committees and their respective chairs for the 102nd General Assembly, including the addition of six new committees. The committee announcement comes as Welch canceled all but one of the House session days that had been set for next month. Lawmakers in the House […]

Bills Would Allow Lawmakers To Meet, Vote Remotely

State Capitol of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow the General Assembly to meet and vote remotely during a pandemic or other emergency that makes in-person meetings dangerous. Rep. Ann Williams and Sen. Robert Martwick, both Chicago Democrats, filed the legislation Monday, saying the current inability to conduct business remotely has hindered lawmakers’ ability to […]