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Lawmakers approve stiffer fines for Scott’s Law violations Lawmakers approve stiffer fines for Scott’s Law violations

Lawmakers approve stiffer fines for Scott’s Law violations

Since the start of 2019, 22 Illinois State Police troopers have had their patrol vehicles struck by drivers who've disobeyed Scott's Law. With Senate Bill 1862 passing both chambers, violators will now receive steeper fines. The piece cleared the Senate Thursday evening, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he looks forward to signing the legislation.
Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment

Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment

A 1,581-page state budget appropriations bill was released to the public Friday with just 12 hours remaining before the Legislature’s midnight adjournment. The budget language is contained in Senate Bill 262 Amendment 1. It includes the appropriations for all state agencies, the Supreme Court, K-12 education, higher education and several other areas of state spending.
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