News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
1/22: Speaker Madigan announced the full House Democratic Leadership for the 101st General Assembly. The list includes Reps. Jehan Gordon-Booth and Arthur Turner as Deputy Majority Leaders. Rep. Robyn Gabel has been appointed head of the Appropriations-Human Services Committee; Rep. Frances Ann Hurley has been appointed head of the Human Services (policy) Committee. For the complete list of Democratic Leadership in the House: 101st GA House Ds Leadership.
1/18: Governor Pritzker announced the appointment of Sol Flores as Deputy Governor. She is the founding executive director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization that addresses homelessness. Ms. Flores also serves on numerous boards of directors including the Latino Policy Forum, The Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, and the Community Renewal Society, among others.
1/18: On Jan. 23, join Illinois Partners and our panel of experts in Chicago for a discussion on cybersecurity and Census 2020, the first fully digital collection of our nation’s population count. See flyer for details. (For flyer in Spanish, click here.)
1/16: Both parties of the Illinois State Senate have finalized their respective leadership positions for the 101st General Assembly. Along with Sen. John Cullerton as President of the Senate, Sen. Kimberly Lightford will serve as Majority Leader and Sen. Mattie Hunter will serve as Majority Caucus Chair. Sen. Bill Brady will assume the role of Republican Leader, Sen. Dave Syverson will be Deputy Republican Leader, and Sen. Dale Righter will be Republican Caucus Whip. The full list of Illinois Senate Leadership can be found here: 101st GA Senate Leadership
–House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has announced his new leadership. This includes Reps. Dan Brady and Tom Demmer as Deputy Leaders. For the complete list of the House Republican Leadership: 101st GA House Republican Leadership
1/11: Governor-elect Pritzker has announced the appointment of several positions in his administration. These include Theresa Eagleson as Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and Tiffany Newbern-Johnson as Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Governor. For more information on Governor-elect Pritzker’s appointments: Pritzker makes more cabinet appointments.
1/7: The 101st Illinois General Assembly will be inaugurated January 9. Governor-elect Pritzker will take the oath of office January 14 and is scheduled to deliver the 2019 State of the State Address on January 30. Additionally, the House and Senate have shared their respective 2019 calendars.
12/20: Learn about the more than 250 new laws taking effect in Illinois in 2019.
12/5: The Department of Healthcare and Family Services will delay the implementation of the Integrated Health Home program, which will provide physical, behavioral, and social care coordination for all individuals enrolled in Medicaid. The delay is due to the state’s rulemaking process required for the adoption of the Integrated Health Home program. For more information, click here.
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