Following the end of the regular Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly on June 1st, State Representative Andrew Chesney began a series of visits with Northwest Illinois local government officials with stops in Jo Daviess County on Friday.
“These meetings have been great,” said Rep. Chesney. “There is a whole world that exists outside of Chicago and these meetings with local officials remind me of the connections that are so important to representing Northwest Illinois taxpayers well in Springfield. Not only do great ideas for legislation come out of these meetings, but I also get numerous requests from these local officials on issues with state agencies important to our local constituents and community stakeholders.”
Topics discussed with Galena & East Dubuque city officials and Jo Daviess County officials included trailer fees, pandemic funding, local government revenue sharing, economic competitiveness, infrastructure projects, issues relating to liquor licenses, issues related to farmers markets, and issues resulting from Illinois Department of Employment Security employees continuing to work remote-only.
“I believe legislators should hear from our local officials and the very real issues they raise resulting from mandates from Springfield. I appreciate the responsibilities that accompany public service and work to make myself accessible to constituents, as well as other public servants to collaborate on issues impacting our taxpayers,” said Chesney.
Learn more about these and other legislative issues at Rep. Chesney’s legislative website.