Starved Rock better able to maintain safety and upkeep under Rezin legislation
In an effort to ensure safety and upkeep at Starved Rock State Park, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is sponsoring legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to implement a parking fee. Senate Bill 1310 passed the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee Thursday, March 21.
Sen. Rezin, constituent testify on bill to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris), pictured right, and Ashley Lamps (constituent of the 38th District), pictured left, testified in the Senate Local Government Committee Wednesday on Senate Bill 1568, which puts stricter requirements in place following an investigation where a child had died suddenly and unexpectedly.
FEMA recognizes City of Ottawa for flood prevention and response efforts
Ottawa residents will soon receive a 40 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums as a result of the city’s extensive efforts to mitigate and reduce flood damage.
Senate Subcommittee on Capital continues hearings
The newly formed Senate Subcommittee on Capital met in Edwardsville during the week to hear testimony from colleges, universities, and local governments in the southern Illinois region about their capital and infrastructure needs.
Abridged standardized testing to take effect
Beginning in March, the Illinois State Board of Education will begin implementing the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) test to students across the state. The IAR will be taking the place of the highly-criticized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test implemented in 2015.
Sen. Rezin gives reaction to the Governor’s budget proposal
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released a statement following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s State Budget Address.
Rezin, Welter seek meeting with Exelon, will advocate for workers at Dresden, Braidwood stations
State Senator Sue Rezin, R-Morris, and State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, have sent a letter to Exelon Corporation requesting a meeting to discuss the company’s statement in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that they may close their generating stations at Dresden and Braidwood. In the letter, Rezin and Welter emphasize the importance of protecting local jobs and the region’s energy infrastructure.
Rezin reacts to minimum wage proposal
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the below statement following the Senate vote on Senate Bill 1, which would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 over six years.
Rezin joins Senate Republican colleagues pushing for fair maps
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) joined her Senate Republican colleagues today in Springfield to ask the people of Illinois to speak up and help put a fair maps amendment on the ballot for the next election, giving people the power to pick their legislators instead of letting lawmakers pick their voters.
Fair Maps Petition
Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Joint committee discusses future of College Illinois!
A tax-advantaged college savings plan designed to encourage families to set aside funds for future school costs is up for discussion at the Statehouse. A joint hearing before the state Senate Appropriations II and Higher Education committees was held Jan. 29.
Rezin appointed to National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) last week was appointed to serve on the 63-member Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The Executive Committee is the governing body of the conference.
Income Tax Filing Begins
Both the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begin accepting 2018 individual income tax filings on January 28. Illinois taxpayers can file their Forms IL-1040 for free using the IDORs website, MyTax Illinois. Federal income tax filers can use www.irs.gov/freefile to find the IRS Free File software product that matches their situation.
Sen. Rezin visits WWII Veteran, presents resolution in honor of service
On January 22 at his home, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) presented World War II Veteran, Alex Kaszynski Jr., with a copy of Senate Joint Resolution 25, which names Mary Street in Spring Valley to Harrison Street in Peru as the "Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.” The resolution recognizes the six Kaszynski brothers who served all over the world in World War II.
With the recent severe winter weather and the potential for more snow this weekend, the American Red Cross is sharing some helpful tips on winter storm safety.
Sen. Rezin answers call to serve on Senate Republican Leadership once more
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) was re-appointed to the Senate Republican Leadership team Tuesday, Jan. 15. Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) reappointed Sen. Rezin to Assistant Republican Leader. She has served in this position since 2015.
Rezin sworn into office: ‘I look forward to being the voice for the people in the 38th Senate District’
State Sen. Sue Rezin was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration.
LISTEN IN: Rezin on upcoming spring session
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) joins the Capitol Report podcast this week to discuss the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly and her hopes for the upcoming session.
New laws going into effect Jan. 1
As citizens throughout Illinois toast the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect. From controversial gun-control laws to fighting human trafficking and celebrating our state’s rich history, these new laws cover a wide range of topics.
Accomplishments for our region/state in 2018
The issues on this list I couldn’t have done without the support of you and the constituents of the 38th Senate District. So, thank you for your support, helping me craft legislation, and educating me on issues that make our area a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois!
On Dec. 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union.
Illinois honors former President
The Governor has ordered United States and Illinois flags to fly at half-staff until Dec. 30, to honor former President, George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30.
Fall Veto Session Recap
Illinois now has several new laws following the conclusion of the Fall Veto Session, where the General Assembly overrode measures vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Other measures fell short of the 3/5 majority needed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to override the Governor’s vetoes.
Dangerous toys outlined in annual Safe Shopping Guide
To ensure safe shopping this holiday season, the Illinois Attorney General has released its annual Safe Shopping Guide, which highlights hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year. The guide includes descriptions and photographs of each item.
Final Week of Veto Session begins Nov. 27, dates for incoming General Assembly, Governor set
Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 27 for the final week of the Fall Veto Session to take further action on a number of pieces of legislation that were either vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner or amenditorily vetoed by him.