Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Expired Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration Extended to Nov. 1

According to the Illinois Secretary of State, all driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration, restricted driving permits and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or set to expire by…

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Murphy’s Capitol Report: Phase 4, Small Biz & More

Appointed to economic recovery commission. I’ve said from the beginning that the General Assembly needs to be engaged and part of the decision making process as our state moves forward….

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
State Education Boards Release Guidelines for In-Person Learning

The state’s three education boards for K-12, higher education and community colleges have announced guidelines for Illinois schools and colleges to return to in-person instruction as the state advances to…

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Business Interruption Grants Program Launched

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is launching the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption…

Monday, June 22, 2020
Guidelines Released for Phase 4

All four regions of Illinois will move into Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan on Friday, June 26, 2020. Phase 4 guidelines were designed by the Department of Commerce and…

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Reminder: Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Is July 15

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is reminding taxpayers that state individual income tax returns and payments are due July 15, the same date set by the Internal Revenue Service…

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Rep. Murphy Appointed to Economic Recovery Commission

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to serve on the newly created Restore Illinois Collaborative Commission. Murphy brings more than…

Monday, June 15, 2020
Online Preregistration Available for Driver’s License/ID Card Renewals

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office has launched an online driver’s license and ID card preregistration application program to reduce the processing time of transactions at Driver Services facilities. Visit to…

Friday, June 12, 2020
Rep. Murphy Disappointed by Pritzker Decision to Cancel State Fair

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) released the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker canceling the Illinois State Fair: “I understand the difficulty and importance of taking every safety…

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Governor Signs ‘Cocktails to Go’ Bill Sponsored by Rep. Murphy

Among the legislative victories of the special session was the overwhelming support of legislation to allow bars and restaurants to sell pre-made cocktails for pick-up or delivery as part of…