Superintendents in western Illinois pleaded with the public last year to reach out to legislators and urge them to pass a budget and fund K-12 schools. They sounded the call again as the deadline to pass a budget this year approaches.
Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) was sworn in Wednesday for the new session of the Illinois General Assembly. Tracy will serve a two-year Senate term representing the 47th District. She ran unopposed to fill the seat left vacant by retiring Democrat John Sullivan of Rushville.
State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announced she will run for another term in the Illinois House, while former Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said she will run for the Illinois Senate.