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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Professional Licensure Law Outdated and Stifles Job Growth

The professional licensure system in Illinois is antiquated and outdated, and as a result industry professionals from nurses to barbers to roofers can experience wait periods of three to nine…

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Elik Visits Alton Market

While attending the Alton Main Street Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Saturday, I got a chance to check out the cab of a John Deere sprayer. It gives you an…

Monday, August 14, 2023
National V-J Day

V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, marks the end of World War II, one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in history. When President Harry S. Truman announced…

Friday, August 11, 2023
Rep. Elik Statement on Governor Pritzker Vetoing Nuclear Expansion Bill

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Alton) issued the following statement after Governor JB Pritzker vetoed legislation to lift the nuclear power plant ban in Illinois: “Illinois desperately needs to have more…

Friday, August 11, 2023
Rep. Elik Statement on IL Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Gun Ban

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Alton) issued the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold legislation enforcing a gun ban in the state: “I’m disappointed but not…

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Rep. Elik Tours St. Louis Regional Freightway

Rep. Elik learned more about the freight operations and infrastructure improvements in Illinois and Missouri on Thursday. The tour was hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway and Terminal Railroad…

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Back to School Safety Tips

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember – and share with your children –…

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is reopening the “Opening Doors” Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost support to first time homebuyers.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Rep. Elik’s Legislation to Help Small & Rural Schools Signed by Governor

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Amy Elik (R-Alton) to create the Rural Education Advisory Council was recently signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker. “The Rural Education Advisory Council has…

Monday, August 7, 2023
Purple Heart Day

Today we acknowledge, honor, and remember the sacrifices made by our military servicemembers and those who have earned the Purple Heart. Thank you to these brave heroes and their families…