Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced Thursday that the state delivered the first $1.25 million in funding for initial planning and design of Argonne's Energy Innovation Center.
The state of Illinois has begun fulfilling its commitment to building the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) on the campus of Argonne National Laboratory, State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced Thursday, with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s delivery of the first $1.25 million of the $5 million needed for initial planning and design. The EIC would house the headquarters and primary research activities for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), which was awarded $120 million from the U.S. Department of Energy in November to develop an energy storage research hub. “The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research is a public-private partnership of national laboratories, universities and …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) introduced legislation Friday that would prohibit teens 17 and younger from tanning in sunless tanning beds.
New legislation introduced Friday would prohibit all Illinois minors from using sunless tanning beds. Senate Bill 2244, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from sunless tanning. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Radogno said in a press release that lawmakers need to take more serious action to prevent the "potentially deadly effects" of tanning. “Just as we don’t give children the option to smoke, they shouldn’t be allowed to tan indoors—which medical studies show is a dangerous, and even deadly, practice,” Radogno said in a statement. “The light from indoor tanning beds is considered a Class 1 carcinogen, and …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) was chosen to continue her position Wednesday during the inauguration ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly.
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno will once again serve as the Illinois Senate Republican Leader after being elected to her third term Wednesday during inaugural ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly. Radogno, a Lemont resident, faced a challenge from conservative Sen. Kyle McCarter of Lebanon, according to the Chicago Tribune. Senate Republicans met behind closed doors, and elected Radogno by acclamation. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” Radogno said in a release. "I thank the constituents of the 41st District for giving me the privilege to represent them in the state capitol and the opportunity to serve as Leader. Illinois faces many challenges, but by working together our Caucus has had some success …
Monday, August 13, 2012
About 40 local and state organizations will take part in the health fair in Lemont on Wednesday.
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and State Rep. Jim Durkin (R- Western Springs) are hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Wed., Aug. 15 featuring approximately 40 local and state participants. The event will be held on Wed., August 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness Center at 16028 127th Street in Lemont. Refreshments will be provided, and guests can take advantage of free heath screenings to assess hearing, grip strength and balance assessment, and to check blood pressure. Information will be available on a variety of topics including transportation and assisted living options, home and fire safety, and financial security—including how to save money on utilities. The State Treasure’s Office will also …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno applauded Gov. Pat Quinn for signing off on legislation to abolish the controversial program.
Local lawmakers applauded Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for signing off on legislation to abolish the state's scandal-ridden legislative scholarship program. The adoption of House Bill 3810 ends 100 years of legislators being able to award deserving or undeserving college students with annual scholarships to state universities, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The controversial program came under fire in recent years after legislators began misusing it, awarding scholarships to children of legislative employees and campaign donors instead of students in need of financial aid. “There is no place for political scholarships in Illinois,” Quinn told NBC Chicago. “I believe in the power of education, the importance of ethics and integrity…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It's always good to be caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Statehouse News that were written by various Illinois Statehouse News reporters. SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers took another step toward eliminating the long-scrutinized legislative scholarship program, and state retirees protested a proposed reduction in the amount the state pays for their continued health insurance coverage. Senate committee votes to end legislative scholarship program Illinois’ controversial legislative scholarship program is one step closer to extinction, after the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to eliminate it. House Bill 3810, which would end the program next year, now moves to the Senate for a vote. …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The state GOP leader from Lemont announced Tuesday that she and a half-dozen state senators were backing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead of the March 20 primary.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Radogno announced her support for Durkin, who is seeking re-election in the 82nd District.
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced Monday her endorsement of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) for re-election in Illinois' 82nd District. “Jim Durkin has been an exceptional state representative for our community and a great advocate for our Republican ideals in Springfield,” Radogno said in a news release. “He is a very effective legislator, who is respected in his role as Assistant Minority Leader and also responsive to constituents in the district." Durkin is running against Lemont resident Laura Reigle in the March 20 Republican primary. He has represented the 82nd district since 2006 and served as state representative for the 44th district from 1995 to 2002. The Illinois primary marks Reigle's first bid for …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Illinois Senate Energy Committee unanimously approved a resolution March 1 that declares the state's support for Argonne's bid to house an innovative energy storage and research facility.
The state of Illinois took the first step Thursday in supporting a federally-funded energy storage hub at Argonne National Laboratory. Illinois Senate Energy Committee unanimously approved Senate Joint Resolution 53—introduced by Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont)—to declare the state's support for Argonne's bid to house a new, innovative energy storage hub and research facility. Radogno testified before the committee, outlining the many benefits of the hub. According to a news release, the hub will employ world-class researchers to identify green, cost-effective ways to harness energy created from renewable resources and smart grid technology. “Illinois is home to cutting-edge research and development facilities, and highly-respected and …