Friday, February 14, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 15, 2020

BUDGET Illinois House prepares for submission of FY21 budget.  The Illinois House must prepare for the challenges of the FY21 budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. …

Friday, February 14, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois should not become Petri Dish for Failed “Soft on Crime” Policies

Months before Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton cut to the front of line to be one of the first in Illinois to purchase legal marijuana on January 1st, plans were already…

Monday, February 10, 2020
Chesney welcomes Rep. Didech to Farm Tour in Jo Daviess County

State Representative Andrew Chesney was on hand to welcome his colleague, Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove), to Stephenson Service Company as part of Rep. Didech’s Adopt-a-Legislator farm tour last week….

Friday, February 7, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 8, 2020

BUDGET CGFA releases revenue numbers for January 2020.  The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) tracks incoming State revenues in order to help lawmakers keep to the balanced budget…

Friday, January 31, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 1, 2020

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Governor Pritzker delivers State of the State address to Illinois General Assembly.  In an annual tradition, a joint session of the General Assembly listened to the State of…

Friday, January 31, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Drum Beat on Ethics Reform to Continue at State Capitol

Expect the drum beat on ethics reform to continue at the State Capitol as more legislators become embroiled in what is now apparently a web of corruption being unwoven by…

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Prescription for Illinois “growth” not “government” says Chesney reacting to Governor’s Speech

State Representative Andrew Chesney reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address today by saying Illinois needs, “more growth, not more government.” “There is no doubt, JB Pritzker is a skilled…

Friday, January 24, 2020
Local Legislators Encourage Freeport School Board to Reconsider Memorial Monument Removal

State Senator Brian Stewart and State Representative Andrew Chesney have released a statement in support of the grieving community members opposing the decision of their local Freeport School Board to…

Friday, January 24, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending January 25, 2020

ELECTIONS Federal and State Lawmakers Demand Accountability and Action to Preserve Integrity of Illinois Elections.  With early and absentee voting set to start on February 6, U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis,…

Friday, January 17, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending January 18, 2020

TAXES Property taxes create crushing burden for family farms.  Property taxes levy a tax based not on income generated by a piece of real property, but on the market value…