Chesney Visits with local officials in Stephenson County this week

State Representative Andrew Chesney speaks to Stephenson County and Township Highway Officials at the Lancaster Township Building on July 7, 2021. Also in attendance and speaking was Stephenson County Sheriff Dave Snyders.

Continuing a series of summer outreach visits with local officials, State Representative Andrew Chesney met with local officials this week including providing a legislative update at the Orangeville Village Board Meeting and addressing the quarterly meeting of Stephenson County and Townships highway officials.

“Orangeville elected a new Village President this Spring, so it was important to me to spend some time with their village officials and interested residents to make sure they know I am available to them and want to help however I can with state issues,” said Rep. Chesney. “Stephenson County and Township highway officials always appreciate hearing updates related to motor fuel tax and I updated them on a township road initiative I sponsored among other topics.”

Topics of discussion with Orangeville village officials and residents included an update on initiatives of the Illinois Municipal League, which represents cities and villages in Springfield, a legislative update including discussion of the new leadership dynamics in the Illinois House, ethics reform, unemployment issues, remote learning concerns and issues related to motor fuel tax. Some also communicated their support for Rep. Chesney’s legislation to ban legislating between midnight and six am.

“I believe legislators should hear from our local officials and residents on important issues. There are major concerns about public safety, taxation, and ethics policies that I am hearing from my constituents in these forums. Loud and clear,” said Chesney.

More information on these visits and other issues can be found at Rep. Chesney’s legislative website at