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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Chesney discusses legislative efforts opposing Pritzker’s Executive overreaches

Over the past 18 months, Rep. Chesney and other state legislators have been inundated with e-mails and calls from frustrated parents, job creators, concerned community members and local elected officials…


Thursday, May 26, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: New laws for Illinois Veterans and Military Families

Memorial Day is first and foremost an occasion to honor those that gave their lives in defense of our freedoms while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is…


Thursday, May 12, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Agreement at the Illinois Capitol happens more often than you think

While it might not seem to be the case, not everything that occurs in our state’s Capitol is contentious. This year the General Assembly sent more than 400 bills to…


Friday, April 29, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Protecting School Choice for Illinois Families

Despite the setbacks coming out of the 2022 legislative session with Democrats’ rubber-stamping JB Pritzker’s agenda on numerous policy fronts, one positive outcome was achieved on a bipartisan basis, thanks…


Monday, April 25, 2022
Respecting those who serve

The selfless sacrifice of those who serve in the Armed Forces, and that of their families, is something we should never forget. They safeguarded our lives and deserve our ongoing…


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Ensuring the safety of Illinois communities

The legislative year began with the Democratic supermajority’s blockade of any new measures designed to keep Illinois communities safe by cracking down on criminal activity. Even at a time when…


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: New state budget doubles down on failures of JB Pritzker, Illinois Democrats

Illinois Democrats passed a new state budget on April 9 full of election-year gimmicks and self-congratulations. With the federal spigot set to stop flowing, Illinois has to get serious about…


Saturday, April 9, 2022
Chesney statement on FY23 budget

Rep. Chesney released the following statement after passage of the FY23 budget in the early morning hours. “Today, Illinois Democrats passed an untenable state budget that includes an increase for…


Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Rep. Chesney rebukes Democrats for apology tour amid spike in crime

Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) spoke during debate on the House Floor today in support of the men and women of law enforcement and rebuked Democrats for their political amnesia as…


Thursday, March 31, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: A reflection on our law enforcement heroes as we mark 100th anniversary of the Illinois State Police

The men and women of law enforcement do more to serve our local communities and our state than I have space to list here. From assisting motorists with disabled vehicles…


Friday, March 18, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Madigan indictment illustrates immediate need for ethics reform

Public trust in Illinois state government is at an all-time low following the recent indictment of former House Speaker Mike Madigan on 22 counts of federal racketeering charges that detail…