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Friday, April 12th, 2019
Guest Column: Focus on Driving to Protect Roadways

It was my somber and sincere duty to attend the funeral of State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story on Wednesday, April 3. The life of Trooper Jones-Story was celebrated by her family,…

Monday, March 18th, 2019
From Journal Standard: Freeport’s flooding woes worsen

From the Journal Standard- Full Article here March 16, 2019 By: Ken DeCoster   FREEPORT — Major flooding concerns along the east bank of the Pecatonica River prompted city officials to…

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Budget Process Begins in Springfield

As a freshman legislator in Springfield, I am experiencing a lot of “firsts”. The past few weeks have been the first state budgeting process I have been through.  As a…

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Thoughts on Minimum Wage Increase

Can rural America be saved? This was a question posed by the New York Times a few months ago in December as well as in umpteen other articles since the…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Differing Legislative Priorities Apparent as Illinois House Battles Brew

We’ve all felt it.  We’ve all had conversations, discussions, and disagreements with friends from different parts of the State that have only bolstered our feelings.  We see it in the…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Reps. Chesney & McCombie visit Highland Community College

Reps. Chesney & McCombie visited President Tim Hood and Christina Kuberski, Executive Vice President, to learn more about Highland Community College on January 17, 2019.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Chesney to Provide Free Museum Pass to Constituents

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced today that his office will make a free ‘Constituent Education Resource Card’ available to residents wishing to visit select museums and zoos in the Chicagoland…

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Andrew Chesney Sworn-In to 101st General Assembly

State Representative Andrew Chesney was sworn in to his first full term in the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday during the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly held at…

Monday, January 7th, 2019
Andrew Chesney spends first day “on the job” in Springfield

Andrew Chesney spent his first day in Springfield during the “Lame Duck” Session.  He is honored to represent Northwestern Illinois.

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
253 new laws to go into effect on January 1, 2019

Immediately upon ringing in the New Year, 253 new laws will become effective in 2019 that have wide raging impact. Here are few of those laws Illinois families should know about: Children…