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Friday, April 30, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Leadership Term Limits Passed in House- Reform or window-dressing?

Last September, I was one of only three legislators who served as petitioners to begin House Rule 91 proceedings against then Speaker Michael J. Madigan to begin the process that…


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Chesney Honored for Companion Animal Welfare Advocacy

For his efforts supporting and passing companion animal welfare bills, State Representative Andrew Chesney was awarded the 2020 Humane Legislator Award by the Humane Society of the United States. “It…


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Democrats Defelonize Hard Drug Use in latest “Lurch to the Left”

Passing along a partisan roll call with no Republican votes, Democrats in the Illinois House pushed a measure this week to move the use of ALL drugs (including heroin meth,…


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…