Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Representatives Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) and Tom Cross (R-Oswego) have introduced three pieces of legislation that would require local governments to be more transparent and accountable to tax payers.
The Village of Glen Ellyn has recently said it is doing more to increase its transparency with tax payers and residents by updating its website and putting more information, including employee salaries, online. Now, two legislators are introducing legislation, which would require more transparency from local governments and taxing bodies. Last week, State Representatives Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) and Tom Cross (R-Oswego) introduced three initiatives with the goal of greater transparency and state and local government accountability to tax payers. “With all the well-documented fiscal problems Illinois faces, there are some easy things we can do to increase government transparency and save taxpayer money,” Sandack said in a news …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Anyone attempting to lure older children traveling to or from school could be charged with a felony under new legislation.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Submitted by State Sen. Kirk Dillard's office As the new school year begins, Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a new piece of school safety legislation sponsored by State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Introduced at the recommendation of DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, House Bill 5265 allows for the felony prosecution of people who attempt to lure older children into their motor vehicle while the child is traveling to or from school. Dillard said that the new law was co-sponsored by his colleague Sen. John Millner (R-Carol Stream), who previously served as the Elmhurst Police Chief. The Senator explained the bill was introduced in response to a case in DuPage County, where a 17-year-old was on her way to school, and was …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn was in DuPage County Thursday to sign legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Sandra Pihos and Sen. Kirk Dillard.
A bill to create more transparency in state government, which Rep. Sandra Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) co-sponsored was signed into law Thursday. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation, which strengthens the Illinois Open Meetings Act, Thursday during a special ceremony at the DuPage County building council chambers. DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin, along with Pihos and the bill’s co-sponsor Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) attended the event. “This new law will require all entities subject to the Open Meetings Act to provide a certain level of specificity when creating their agendas,” Pihos said in a news release. House Bill 4687 requires public bodies conducting a public meeting to ensure that a copy of the meeting notice and agenda is available …