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Friday, October 23, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Democrats Distract from Disenfranchised Taxpayers

The way the citizens of Illinois have been inundated these days with paid advertising, you would almost be led to believe that Illinois Democrats have not had unfettered power over…


Thursday, October 8, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Pritzker’s Political Shutdown Rebutted by the Science and Data in Region 1

We are now well into Governor Pritzker’s latest shutdown of the Northwest Illinois economy, purportedly because of “science and data”, regardless of whether that science and data contradicts the mitigation…


Thursday, September 24, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: First full term in House comes with both accomplishments and unfinished work

With an Election around the corner and a Fall Veto Session scheduled to start in the Illinois House two weeks following Election Day, I recently found myself reviewing the unfinished…


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Rep. Andrew Chesney Receives “Friend of Agriculture” Award from Illinois Farm Bureau

State Representative Andrew Chesney was among the Illinois Farm Bureau’s honorees for his 100% pro-agriculture voting record during his first full term in the Illinois House of Representatives. “I am…


Wednesday, September 16, 2020
“Don’t Turn Out the Friday Night Lights” Petition Initiated by Chesney

State Representative Andrew Chesney is urging Northwest Illinois residents upset about the Governor’s decision to delay Fall Sports to sign a petition on his legislative website to urge Governor Pritzker…


Thursday, September 10, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Special Investigating Committee Demanded by Ethics Investigations encircling Speaker Michael J. Madigan

In what is the strongest action fellow legislators can initiate against a duly elected legislator, I joined House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and State Representative Ryan Spain as one of…


Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Rep. Chesney files Petition to form Special Investigating Committee on Michael J. Madigan

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, House Republican Conference Chairman Ryan Spain and State Representative Andrew Chesney filed a Special Investigating Committee Petition to investigate Michael J. Madigan in a process…


Friday, August 28, 2020
Chesney Responds to Proposed Closing of Byron Nuclear Generating Station; Chides Corruption

State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement about the announcement by Exelon on August 27 about its proposed closure of its Byron Nuclear Generating Station: “The Byron Nuclear Generating…


Friday, August 28, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Serving Northwest Illinois Continues, Thanks to Engagement and Technology

This past week, I enjoyed hosting my third TeleTownHall Meeting since the COVID pandemic set into Illinois this Spring.  Many of you may have received a call from my office…


Thursday, August 13, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Adversity Trumped by Positivity and Patriotism in Northwest Illinois

It seems the “thought police” are at it again, this time attacking the “power of positive thinking”.  No doubt, it is exceptionally easy to get stuck in the mire of…