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Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Nov. 20 - 24

Slight Improvement in Jobs A recent report by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) indicates a slight drop in the state’s unemployment from 5.0% to 4.9%. It’s not a hu

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Nov. 13 - 17

Legislation addressing sexual harassment complaints and providing tax credits for flood victims was signed into law by the Governor during the week. In other action, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced appointments for the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention. Also during the week..

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Nov. 6 - 10

SPRINGFIELD, IL – On November 4, the Legislative Ethics Commission appointed a new Inspector General, and both chambers took up legislation during the week seeking to improve Statehouse sexual harassment policies. Also, female senators announced the creation of a bipartisan Women’s Caucus...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final days of fall veto session. Lawmakers are expected to take up several pieces of new legislation and possibly vote on other legislation vetoed by the Governor. Also this week, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin to pour through thousands of surveys from across the state, advising them on how they can improve rest areas; the Illinois State Police is asking people to take part in a new logo contest; and new informati

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 23 - 27

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week for the Fall Veto Session with some controversial matters to consider. In addition to consideration of gubernatorial vetoes, lawmakers in both chambers introduced new gun control legislation and the Legislative Audit Commission released its second audit of the troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI). The Senate also honored a Navy Seal and two policemen tragically killed in the line of duty...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 16 - 20

SPRINGFIELD, IL –Lawmakers are preparing to return the Capitol next week for the beginning of the annual fall veto session, which could result in action on a number of bills vetoed by the Governor as well as legislation covering new issues...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 9 - 13

This week, legislation was introduced in the Senate and the House banning the use of taxpayer dollars to finance elective abortions. The legislation reverses key portions of a new, controversial law that expanded taxpayer funding to pay for voluntary abortion procedures...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 2 - 6

This week, Illinois prepared to help with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico; a $1.4 million investment in Southern Illinois will help boost the state’s economy; the start of breast cancer awareness month highlights the need for preventive screenings; and Illinois residents were encouraged to honor their loved ones who served in the Armed Forces...

Sen. Syverson encourages families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol

To help remember veterans, tell their incredible stories, and honor their legacy and sacrifice this upcoming Veterans Day, State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved one who served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol Nov. 1-Nov. 13.

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 18 - 22

New laws were signed this week to spur economic development, and protect property owners while targeting criminal activity, said State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford). In other news, the Illinois Department of Transportation is working to keep young passengers safe with a statewide “National Seat Check Saturday” initiative on Sept. 23 that boasts nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks throughout Illinois...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 11 - 15

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Consumer reporting agency Equifax announced last week that there has been a large data breach, causing millions of Americans’ sensitive information to be compromised. The security leak included Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, names and dates of birth, credit card numbers and address—all of which puts Americans at risk of identity theft. At this time, state officials urge residents to be proactive and take necessary precautions to prevent identity fraud or fur

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 4 - 8

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As part of an effort to pay down Illinois’ $15.4 billion bill backlog, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a refinancing plan this week that would allow the state to pay down overdue obligations to the state’s vendors and other providers...

Syverson appointed Deputy Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) as Deputy Republican Leader...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A historic bipartisan agreement to replace Illinois’ outdated school-funding formula with a more equitable evidence-based model has been approved by lawmakers and signed into law by the Governor...

Syverson appointed Deputy Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) as Deputy Republican Leader.