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Friday, October 18, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 19, 2019

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate down.  A net 4,800 new Illinois payroll jobs were created in September 2019.  The jobless rate fell from 4.0% in August to 3.9% in September, signaling…


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Chesney Presents Grant from Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to Scales Mound High School Trap Team

State Representative Andrew Chesney, acting as a member of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, presented a $500 grant to the Scales Mound High School Trap Team for new team jerseys…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 12, 2019

ECONOMIC GROWTH Lawmakers join Governor to celebrate bipartisan work to attract data center construction to Illinois.  A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers joined Governor Pritzker in Chicago on Monday to discuss…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: More FBI Raids- A Bipartisan Call for Removing State Senator Sandoval as Transportation Chairman

Well by now we’ve all heard the news.  Another Chicago-area lawmaker ensnared in a federal investigation with search warrants served on multiple state and local government offices in Chicago, the…


Friday, October 4, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 5, 2019

TAXES Illinois tops the list of least tax-friendly states.  Kiplinger magazine ranked Illinois as the least tax-friendly state in the United States. Illinois property taxes are second-highest nationwide among the…


Friday, October 4, 2019
Chesney Recognizes Manufacturing Day

Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to…


Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Chesney Capitol Report 2019 Newsletter

Chesney Opposes Tax Hikes on Illinois Families State Representative Andrew Chesney Voted to Oppose: Online Sales Tax Increase Gas Tax Increase Vehicle Title Fee Increase Cigarette Tax Increase E-Cigarette Tax…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending Sept. 28, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Spain named House Republican Conference Chairman.  State Representative Ryan Spain was appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to the post of House Republican Conference Chairman, joining Durkin’s…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Should Restore Vehicle Trade-In Credit

In yet another hit to Illinois’ working middle income taxpayers, a little talked about provision of the State’s Capital Construction Funding legislation passed on the final days of Spring Session…


Thursday, September 26, 2019
Chesney Pizza & Politics Event Held in Mt. Morris

State Representative Andrew Chesney hosted his most recent Pizza & Politics event in Mt. Morris with Village President Dan Elsasser, Village Clerk Paula Diehl and Mt. Morris residents Rob &…