Weekly Legislative Update – Week of January 14

January 18, 2011

The House and Senate began the new 97th General Assembly on Wednesday, January 12th after an interesting and busy end to the last General Assembly that resulted in a hike in both the personal and corporate income taxes.  Perfunctory session is scheduled for several days yet in January but, the members are not scheduled to […]

End-of-Session Legislative Report – Week of January 12

January 14, 2011

The House and Senate brought the 96th General Assembly to an end very early Wednesday moing and began the 97th General Assembly just a few hours later that same day.  Retuing to Springfield after the holiday break brought a full agenda and significant expectations.  While an agreement had been announced by the Goveor and Senate […]

Legislative Veto Session Update – Week of December 6

December 6, 2010

After completion of the last week, the House and Senate have left Springfield until January.  While there are many issues that have yet to be addressed, there was a considerable amount of action at the Capitol on a variety of high profile issues.  The House and Senate passed legislation this last week legalizing civil unions […]

Legislative Veto Session Update – Week of November 22

November 22, 2010

The House and Senate spent the last week in Springfield conducting the first of two weeks of the annual “Veto Session.”  The veto session is generally reserved for acting on bills that had some veto action taken by the Goveor.  However, this session time also provides the General Assembly with an opportunity to take action […]

EMS & Trauma Strategic Plan Finalized

September 1, 2010

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS and Highway Safety, has released its 5-Year Strategic Plan. The plan is the result of about three years of work of a mutildisciplinary group of approximately 150 individuals representing emergency medical systems (EMS) and trauma communities.In March 2010, an updated version of the Strategic Plan Draft […]

Legislative End-of-Session Report Released

August 11, 2010

The Legislative End-of-Session report prepared by Illinois Strateges, LLC., for ICEP has just been released. The report reviews the year’s progress on budget and political issues as well as status of bills of interest to ICEP and the emergency medicine community.Download 2010 Legislative End-of-Session Report

Weekly Legislative Update – June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

Early on during last week, it appeared that the House and Senate would get a budget passed and off to the Goveor by the end of the week. Depending upon your perspective, it may be a positive that the two chambers did not put together all of the components needed to complete their work for the […]

Weekly Legislative Update – May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

The House and Senate retu to Springfield this week with the House coming in on Monday and the Senate on Wednesday.  While there have been discussions among legislators and the Goveor over the last 2 weeks, there is still not a clear plan or resolution for fixing the budget shortfall.  The Goveor continues to press […]

Weekly Legislative Update – May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

May 7th, the scheduled adjoument day for the General Assembly has come and gone.  And while the legislature is not in Springfield any longer, they left without approving a working budget for the coming fiscal year.  The Senate passed several measures to fund FY11 but, the House was unable to put together enough votes to […]

Two ICEP Members Honored with College’s Annual Awards

May 5, 2010

Two of ICEP’s dedicated physicians were honored for their ongoing commitment to the College with ICEP’s annual awards at the 2010 Spring Symposium and Annual Business Meeting on April 29 at Northweste Memorial Hospital.  Mark E. Mackey, MD, MBA, FACEP, of Chicago, was presented with the College’s highest honor, the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service […]

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