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Friday, January 6, 2023
Video: Chesney calls for locking-up bad, empowering good

Early this morning as the clock neared 1:00 A.M., the House Democrat majority in yet another power-play passed legislation that attacks the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. That…


Friday, January 6, 2023
Chesney Statement on Unconstitutional Firearm Ban

State Representative Andrew Chesney released the following statement after the passage of SB 2226: “Once again, Illinois Democrats empower and embolden dangerous criminals while simultaneously targeting law-abiding citizens. This gun…


Thursday, December 29, 2022
SAFE-T Act Provision Ruled Unconstitutional

Illinois State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement after a Kankakee County judge declared the provision ending cash bail in the Democrat’s SAFE-T Act unconstitutional: “From day one I…


Thursday, December 22, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: New Illinois Laws Take Effect January 1

I hope this finds you and your family well and wish for you the best of the holiday season. As we approach the year’s end, I want to take a…


Thursday, December 15, 2022
Congrats to Aquin High School Lady Bulldogs

Congratulations to the Aquin High School Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team on winning 1st place in the IHSA Class 1A State Volleyball Championship! It was an honor to celebrate the Lady…


Thursday, December 8, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: SAFE-T Act Update; Gun Control Measures on Horizon

I hope this update finds you enjoying the holiday season with family and friends. The Illinois House and Senate recently convened in Springfield for the second week of Veto Session,…


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Chesney Warns of Lame Duck Shenanigans

Democrats plan to attack 2nd Amendment rights Freeport…Illinois State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-89) is outraged by the Democrat’s planned attack on Illinoisans’ right to protect themselves, their families and their…


Monday, December 5, 2022
Meet your match at Pet Rescue Fair

On Saturday, December 10, State Representative Andrew Chesney will be hosting a Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society to introduce adoptable dogs and cats to area residents. The…


Thursday, December 1, 2022
SAFE-T Act Clean-Up Still Falls Short

Statement from Rep. Andrew Chesney (R – Freeport) on the Democrats proposed “fixes” to the flawed SAFE-T Act. “Even as crime rates continue to rise, Democrats will be putting criminals back on…


Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Northwest Illinois’ Tony McCombie elected first-ever female legislative leader in Illinois House

The holidays are a time to reflect and express appreciation to the people who enrich our lives with the gift of their friendship and service to others in our community….