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Jil Tracy

TSPR's Emily Boyer

47th District State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) was the guest speaker at the August meeting of the McDonough County Interagency Council.  Tracy spoke about her background working as a lawyer and her nearly eight year tenure as a state representative for the 94th district.

Illinois lawmakers have been called back to the capitol a few times this summer to weigh in on big state issues during legislative special sessions.  Tri States Public Radio recently caught up with Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) when she visited to Macomb. She spoke with TSPR about the two biggest votes of the summer so far: the state budget and K-12 school funding.

T.J. Carson

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.

A controversial abortion measure was approved Wednesday in the Illinois Senate. It would expand government funding of the procedure.

Ten Republican senators voted for at least one bill in the grand bargain. We asked all of them about Gov. Bruce Rauner's role in stopping them from going further.

Illinois General Assembly

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.

Rich Egger

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.

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Illinois lawmakers will consider whether to increase the penalty fine for traffic and criminal offenses to help cover the cost of purchasing body cameras for police departments across the state. 

Reducing the Number of State Laws Not So Simple

Mar 16, 2014

The name “lawmaker” implies someone who helps pass laws.  But some who serve in the role are critical of that part of the job description.

Illinois Public Media

State Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale is the latest Republican candidate for Illinois Governor to make his tax returns public.

The first candidate to publicly announce his bid to represent Illinois' 94th House District says job creation and education are his top priorities.

State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) is careful these days when she talks about the status of pension deliberations.

A lawmaker from west-central Illinois is ready to make a run for statewide office.

Tracy Ready to Work on Pensions

Jun 25, 2013
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State Representative Jil Tracy (R- Quincy) is calling the pension reform conference committee formed by the Illinois General Assembly's special session "a last ditch effort."

Local Lawmaker on IL Pension Committee

Jun 19, 2013
Rich Egger

State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) will serve on a committee charged with addressing the state's looming pension liability, which is an estimated $97 billion.