State Representative Andrew Chesney hosted his most recent Pizza & Politics event in Mt. Morris with Village President Dan Elsasser, Village Clerk Paula Diehl and Mt. Morris residents Rob & Karen Urish on the evening of September 25 at The Grove Community Center at Pinecrest Community.
“As the General Assembly prepares to return for Veto Session in late October, I felt it important to provide an opportunity for taxpayers to come out for an evening, receive an update on state issues and provide an opportunity for questions and answers about top state issues,” said Chesney, the first-term legislator serving the 89th House District in Northwest Illinois.
More than a dozen area citizens attended to hear about what is going on in Springfield as well as ask questions and provide feedback. “I was honored to host this event and visit Mt. Morris to hear from local residents, even though many are quite upset at the direction our state is headed,” said Rep. Chesney.
Admission to the event was free and a number of local elected officials from Mt. Morris joined engaged voters in learning more about what is really going on in Springfield. Among the issues discussed: State Budget & Capital Bill, Tax & Fee Increases, Local Government Funding, Services for Persons with Disabilities and issues with the State’s Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. Chesney provided an update on actions taken in the Spring Session and provided equal time for questions from attendees.