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Friday, September 17, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Puppy Mill Purveyors Furious for Focus on Rescue Pets

Purveyors of puppy mill pets have come unhinged. They are in full “freak-out” mode, furious about Illinois’ new policy focus favoring rescue pets. Many in our region may have seen…


Thursday, September 9, 2021
Chesney votes NO on omnibus energy bill

Today, Democrats killed an opportunity for a bipartisan agreement on the energy future of Illinois by passing a last-minute omnibus energy bill that diminishes generation options and further burdens residents…


Thursday, September 9, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders “Rx Drop-Off Event” nets over 100 pounds of Unused Prescriptions

State Representative Andrew Chesney and Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders hosted a free drive-through Prescription Drug Drop-Off event in Lena on Saturday, September 4, which collected over 100 pounds of…


Thursday, September 2, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: 20-year Commitment to Afghan People Ends with Heavy Hearts

The 20-year commitment by the US Government to the people of Afghanistan ended this past week, although not in a way that anyone would have hoped to see our assistance…


Friday, August 27, 2021
Chesney Bill Banning Pet Store “Puppy Mill” Sales Signed by Governor

  Legislation drafted and passed by State Representative Andrew Chesney aimed at ending the market for puppy mills by ending the sale of commercially bred puppies in retail outlets was…


Thursday, August 26, 2021
Antique vehicle use expands thanks to new law passed by Chesney

Antique vehicle use is expanded under a new law passed by State Representative Andrew Chesney which went into effect August 20th. “Northwest Illinois loves a good car or truck show!…


Monday, August 23, 2021
Chesney files legislation to push back on Pritzker’s school mask mandate

State Representative Andrew Chesney took a first step needed to undo Governor Pritzker’s most recent mask mandate through legislation he says urges politicians in Springfield to restore “local control”. “People…


Friday, August 20, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Bill Signing Season Reminds of Areas of Bipartisan Agreement

Despite what you may see on cable news, politicians do not actually disagree on every issue along party lines. In fact, a strong majority of legislation considered in the State…


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders to host Prescription Drug Drop Off Event in Lena on Sept. 4

State Representative Andrew Chesney and Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders will be hosting a drive-through Prescription Drug Drop-Off event in Lena on Saturday, September 4 from 9:30am-11:00am. The event collects…


Friday, August 6, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Mask mandate tripe reeks of hypocrisy

Governor Pritzker announced new COVID mitigations this week, due in part to the spread of the “Delta variant”. New mitigations will include masking in schools. Without a doubt, the COVID-19…