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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Lame-Duck Session Delivers Unfunded Mandates on Law Enforcement

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle made history as one of the first committee witnesses to testify before the General Assembly via video stream during the lame-duck session in opposition to…


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Chesney: Pritzker has “strange fascination” with putting prisoners before public

State Representative Andrew Chesney had harsh words for Governor JB Pritzker’s plan to move up prisoner vaccination ahead of vaccinating adults with high-risk medical conditions. “I support offering vaccinations to…


Saturday, January 16, 2021
Chesney Inaugurated into 102nd General Assembly; Madigan-era Ends

State Representative Andrew Chesney was sworn-in to his third term as 89th District State Representative during inauguration ceremonies in Springfield on Wednesday. While Representative Chesney was first sworn into office…


Friday, January 15, 2021
Photos: Chesney sworn in for 102nd General Assembly

Noting it is “an honor to serve,” Rep. Andrew Chesney was sworn in to the 102nd General Assembly on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Chesney took to House Floor in final hour of Lame-Duck Session to Speak Out Against Bill which Jeopardizes Community Safety

State Representative Andrew Chesney took to the Floor of the Illinois House in the final hour of the lame-duck session of the 101st General Assembly to speak out against a…


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
In midst of “Defund Police” debate in Springfield, Chesney files Pro-Police Resolution and “Back the Badge” Petition

In the midst of a push by Democrats in Springfield to defund the police and push radical criminal justice reform through the General Assembly during the Lame-Duck legislative session, State…


Sunday, January 10, 2021
Back the Badge Petition

Illinois Democrats are pushing an extreme package of bills aimed at defunding the police in Illinois, including: recommending significant changes in the ability to arrest criminals and to keep them…


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders Guest Column: Defending Against “Defund Police” Progressives

A coalition representing Illinois law enforcement leadership and rank and file officers recently issued a 15-point plan in a Safe Communities and Law Enforcement Modernization Strategy. The law enforcement groups…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Three stories from here bring Holiday Cheer

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a doozy! No one could be blamed for being tired and woozy. Just in case you’ve run out of holiday spirit and need to…


Thursday, December 3, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Giving Thanks

The holiday season reminds us of all the blessings for which we are thankful and filled with gratitude. If there is one group of people that stand tallest in deserving…