Lineup set for new General Assembly
The members of the 100th Illinois General Assembly will take the oath of office at noon on Wednesday January 11, 2017, in Springfield. The new General Assembly will include some newly-elected members, as well as many who have served previously. I am looking forward to beginning my second term representing the people of the 106th district in the House of Representatives.

Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier
New Chief Justice for the Illinois Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court will now be presided over by Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier of Nashville, in Washington County. Chief Justice Karmeier is a former Washington County State’s Attorney, and spent more than 20 years working in a private law practice. He was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2004 and was retained in 2014. Justice Karmeier became the 120th chief justice of the state when he took the gavel on October 31.

2015-2016 Illinois Report Card now available
The Illinois State Board of Education has issued the 2015-2016 Illinois Report Card, the annual report to citizens of Illinois on how each of the state’s schools performed in the most recent academic year. This year’s report has some new categories as well as many that have been included in the past.