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  • 618th AOC Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Rebecca Sonkiss, 618th Air Operations Center incoming commander, assumed command of the 618th AOC on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, May 24, 2022. Sonkiss previously served as the Deputy Director for Counter Threats and International Cooperation on the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

  • Team Scott honors Law Enforcement community

    Team Scott came together May 16-20 to recognize law enforcement contributions in the community and to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Led by the 375th Security Forces Squadron, several events were held throughout the week that promoted comradery, remembrance, honor, pride and morale.

  • A legacy of innovation: HQ CCC honors four AF teams at Scott AFB

    A tile induction ceremony honoring the 67th Cyberspace Wing and 688th Cyberspace Wing’s contributions toward Air Force cyberspace and communication capabilities was hosted May 19, 2022, at the Air Force Cyberspace and Communications Heritage Center. Two key milestones in cyberspace and communications from each wing were chosen for the ceremony to be placed on the Heritage Center’s timeline wall, a 30-foot wall focusing on the Air Force's cyberspace and information dominance throughout the years.

  • Public Notice: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment for the construction of a Child Development Center

    The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the USAF’s Environmental Impact Analysis Process to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the Proposed Action for Construction of a Child Development Center at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) in St. Clair County, Illinois. The Proposed Action would provide enough space to meet the need for childcare services on Scott AFB.

  • Showcase Wing celebrates Nurses Week

    Team Scott celebrated Nurses Week May 6-12, 2022 at Scott Air Force Base. The week is meant as a thank you to all nurses and techs for their relentless courage and for keeping our military communities and country healthy and safe.

  • Springfield's Minimum Wage and Tax Hikes
  • Rahm the reformer?

    Despite a record of often kicking the can down the road while mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel – while on his way out the door – has come out for pension reform. J.B. Pritzker and legislative Democrats don't agree, though. Illinois Policy Director of Budget and Tax Research Adam Schuster breaks down the dynamics of all of this, and explains the way forward on pension reform.

  • Statehouse update: Could lame-duck lawmakers pass a tax hike?

    It's veto session in Springfield, which this year means a whole bunch of lame-duck lawmakers and a lame-duck governor. What bills should taxpayers keep an eye on? Could Springfield politicians really pass another tax hike right around the holidays? All this and more with Mindy Ruckman, Illinois Policy government affairs legislative analyst.

  • What the 2018 elections mean for taxpayers

    Illinois Policy experts break down what the Nov. 6 election results mean for Illinois moving forward. Who will call the shots between Madigan and Pritzker? What will Democrats' first orders of business be with supermajority control? What opportunities for free-market policy are ahead? All this analysis and more in the wake of this year's midterms.

  • Everything to know about a progressive income tax

    Taxpayers are hearing a lot about a progressive income tax in this year's election season, but what does it really mean for everyday Illinoisans? Illinois Policy Director of Budget and Tax Research Adam Schuster goes through all the details.