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Catholics come to Capitol to protest abortion bills, high taxes Catholics come to Capitol to protest abortion bills, high taxes

Catholics come to Capitol to protest abortion bills, high taxes

Catholic protestors rallied at the Illinois Statehouse Wednesday, denouncing lawmakers’ recent expansion of abortion rights and potential votes to further that agenda. Led by Father Edward Ohm, of the Diocese of Peoria and based in Lincoln, a group of about 30 met to ensure their legislators know they are “not in favor” of laws recently enacted by the General Assembly and Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Additional money for Illinois courts will benefit local governments Additional money for Illinois courts will benefit local governments

Additional money for Illinois courts will benefit local governments

Illinois’ judicial branch will use its first budget increase in six years in part to alleviate costs paid by local governments, court officials said. This is the first time in almost 30 years the state’s courts were allocated the financial resources by the General Assembly to fully reimburse counties for salaries and probation services, an official said.

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