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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Chesney Passes Bill Aimed at Drying Up Market for Puppy Mills in Illinois

State Representative Andrew Chesney passed House Bill 1711 out of the Illinois House on Wednesday, April 14, aimed at ending the market for puppy mills by ending the sale of…


Thursday, April 15, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Working to Ensure Fair Representation for Northwest Illinois Residents

Over the past few weeks, the Illinois Democrats currently in charge of the State’s redistricting process have been holding mostly virtual, and a few hybrid and in-person, hearings throughout Illinois…


Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Local Legislators Urge Investigation into Freeport Election Hijinks

Local legislators are calling on the public to share additional evidence as part of an investigation into election hijinks from the Freeport Consolidated General Election on Tuesday, April 6. The…


Friday, April 2, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Demanding an end to puppy mills “a moral imperative for Illinoisans”

Only a few issues get under my skin more than animal misuse, abuse and neglect. I believe our Northwest Illinois values recognize it is a moral imperative for Illinoisans to…


Friday, March 19, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Republicans Take Up Reform Mantle with Reimagine Illinois Platform

After months of planning, I was pleased to join the Illinois House Republican caucus in announcing our comprehensive Reimagine Illinois public policy platform. In the same way the Contract with…


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
House Republicans push Reimagine Illinois policy platform

The Illinois House Republican caucus today launched a new comprehensive platform called Reimagine Illinois. The plan outlines House Republicans’ priorities for the 102nd General Assembly and asks Illinoisans to ‘Reimagine’ their State…


Friday, March 5, 2021
Sign the Petition: Let the Fans In!

SIGN THE PETITION HERE Joining a bipartisan coalition of legislators and educators, Rep. Chesney signed on to a letter to Governor JB Pritzker this past week requesting a loosening of…


Thursday, March 4, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Let’s Play Ball- Bipartisan Legislators and Educators Request Increased Capacity for Extracurriculars

Joining a bipartisan coalition of legislators and educators, I signed on to a letter to Governor JB Pritzker this past week requesting a loosening of COVID-19 restrictions at K-12 extracurricular…


Monday, February 22, 2021
Chesney files bill to protect law enforcement in wake of “punish the police” law

State Representative Andrew Chesney reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing the “punish the police” bill — House Bill 3653 — into law today: “Governor JB Pritzker endangered all Illinois residents…


Friday, February 19, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Mixed Messages Frustrate Pandemic Response

Local health departments, medical groups, news media and many constituents have contacted my office recently frustrated by deficiencies in the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccination effort in Illinois. Limited supplies…