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Friday, July 19th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 20, 2019

FLOOD OF 2019 Push for federal flood recovery assistance.  The heavy rains that fell over Illinois and watershed states in the spring and early summer of 2019 caused significant lost…

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Northwest Illinois Values on display at Junior Livestock Fair

I talk a lot with constituents in our district about “Northwest Illinois Values.”  Often, when I use this term, I get questions. In society these days, whenever anyone tries to…

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Chesney Legislation about Deer Disease Signed by Governor

Legislation filed by State Representative Andrew Chesney was signed by the Governor on Friday to increase the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) transparency in the management of the Chronic…

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 13, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens appointed to serve as 20th District State Rep.  At a public meeting on June 29, local, city and suburban leaders across the 20th legislative district…

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Chesney to host Pizza & Politics Event in East Dubuque

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced he, along with East Dubuque Mayor Kirk VanOstrand, will be hosting a casual “Pizza & Politics” event in East Dubuque the evening of Tuesday, July…

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Record Spending Doesn’t Fix Root Causes

With the increased motor fuel tax taking effect July 1, many citizens in Illinois are experiencing the first impacts to their household budgets as a result of Governor Pritzker’s progressive…

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
New Laws that took effect July 1

Four New Laws Taking Effect on July 1 July 1 marks the first day of the state’s new fiscal year, and in addition to the budget that will govern spending…

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending June 29, 2019

CAPITAL PLAN Gov. Pritzker Signs Bipartisan $45 Billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.  Surrounded by lawmakers and representatives from the labor movement, Governor JB Pritzker signed Rebuild Illinois into law on…

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Guest Column: Despite Challenging Session, Some Wins for Conservation

Without a doubt, and without question, this Spring’s legislative Session in the Illinois General Assembly was a challenging one for members of the Super-Minority. Proud to honor commitments I had…

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 6/15/19

ABORTION Governor Pritzker approves massive abortion expansion law.  Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Wednesday that will massively expand abortion access in Illinois. Senate Bill 25, the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,”…