State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) responded to an effort by House Democrats to override Gov. Rauner's veto of Senate Bill 2043. Harris stated how unfortunate it is, but recipients of Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants shouldn't hold their breath. Harris noted that everyone in the General Assembly wants to fund grants, but there is no money to do it. He also pointed out that unlike the Federal Government, Illinois can't print money in Springfield, therefore the MAP Grant vouchers end up at the rear of an ever growing line of $7 billion in back bills.
Last week, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced a new streamlined process for professionals regulated under the Division of Real Estate and Professional Regulation to quickly renew their license online. Approximately 100 regulated professions. The move to this online, paperless program is part of the Department’s effort to modernize the regulatory process in Illinois and reduce unnecessary costs. IDFPR said the online renewal program will save $3 million over five years in reduced postage, paper and printing costs.

Under the online renewal process, once a licensed professional completes the renewal, the licensee will receive an email as proof of licensure and also access their proof of licensure via IDFPR’s license lookup system. Printable copies for licensees will be available soon.

Click here to access the new online license renewal.