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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Chesney discusses legislative efforts opposing Pritzker’s Executive overreaches

Over the past 18 months, Rep. Chesney and other state legislators have been inundated with e-mails and calls from frustrated parents, job creators, concerned community members and local elected officials…


Thursday, January 13, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Family & tradition top reasons to stay in Illinois, while opportunity & high taxes top reasons to leave

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published an editorial about a month ago titled, “The Fleeing Young of Illinois”. It’s worth a read and a hard look in the mirror…


Monday, December 27, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: As we usher in 2022, Illinoisans yearn for promised new beginning

As we usher in 2022, many Illinoisans turn our thoughts to accomplishments and challenges of the past year and look forward to the hope delivered by a new year. Like…


Thursday, December 9, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Christmas an annual opportunity to show our shared Northwest Illinois values

I love the Christmas season and the goodness it brings out in people throughout the world. As we celebrate the most glorious gift given us by God, I am always…


Monday, November 22, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: May we be blessings to our neighbors this Thanksgiving Season

Our shared Northwest Illinois values encourage us to be blessings to our neighbors this Thanksgiving Season. Living in Northwest Illinois during the Holiday Season is really something special. For many…


Monday, November 22, 2021
Chesney Presents Grant from Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to Eastland High School Trap Team

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport), acting as a member of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, presented a $500 grant to the Eastland High School Trap Team for costs related to…


Friday, November 19, 2021
In face of Freeport murder spike,Chesney blames soft-on-crime policies in Illinois

In the face of a spike of murders in Freeport (five this year), including a double homicide the evening of November 18, State Representative Andrew Chesney tore into “soft-on-crime policies…


Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Despite partisan rancor during Veto Session, Chesney discusses bipartisan legislation enacted since August

The second week of Veto Session was marred with partisan rancor over issues which the Democrats swung the pendulum, again, too far to the left due to overzealousness to their…


Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Chesney to host Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society

Just in time for the holiday season, State Representative Andrew Chesney will be hosting a Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society.  The event will allow area residents to…


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Democrats abort their relationship with Illinois families

To say the Democrats “have taken Illinois families for granted in the past” is the understatement of the year. But now, they have openly declared war on families. Taxpayer funding…


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Democrats send legislation to Pritzker to coverup abortions from parents

Illinois Democrats sent legislation to Governor JB Pritzker to, “coverup abortions from parents of minor children,” announced State Representative Andrew Chesney on Wednesday in commenting on the repeal of the…