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Friday, November 15, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending November 16, 2019

ETHICS REFORM House Republicans call for passage of sweeping ethics reform package. In the wake of even more federal corruption investigations entangling multiple layers of Illinois government, House Republicans continued…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Chesney Criticizes Democrats’ “Half-Hearted Ethics Punt”

State Representative Andrew Chesney criticized Democrat legislators for only making a “half-hearted ethics punt” during the Fall Veto Session. “There is so much low-hanging fruit on reform that the tree…


Monday, November 11, 2019
Honoring our Veterans

Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all those who have served and all those who honor their service here at home. We are a grateful nation, humbled by your fight…


Friday, November 8, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending November 9, 2019

ETHICS REFORM House Republicans Introduce Sweeping Ethics Reform Package in Response to Federal Investigations.  Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin along with members of the House Republican caucus have announced…


Friday, November 8, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Feds Circling Capitol Corruption

Four weeks ago, I called on Senator Marty Sandoval (D-Chicago) to resign from Chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee, after he became ensnared in a federal investigation.  Later that day,…


Monday, November 4, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending November 2, 2019

ETHICS/CORRUPTION Bipartisan Group of Legislators Call for Ethics Reform.  Amidst ongoing public corruption investigations entangling multiple layers of Illinois government, Assistant House Minority Leader Grant Wehrli and a group of…


Friday, November 1, 2019
Chesney to host Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society

Just in time for the holiday season, State Representative Andrew Chesney will be hosting a Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society.  The event will allow area residents to…


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
As Democrat Legislator Arroyo Arraigned on Bribery Charges, Rep. Chesney joins call for Ethics Reform

State Representative Andrew Chesney joined his colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to create an Ethics Reform Task Force to assess current laws, study best practices, and propose legislation to ensure Illinois…


Friday, October 25, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 26, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Fall veto session set to begin in Springfield.  The lawmakers of the Illinois House will gather on Monday, October 28, to consider new business and take action on…


Friday, October 25, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Pension Reform is the 800-Pound Gorilla

You cannot address budgetary reform in Illinois without addressing pension reform.  You cannot address high property taxes in Illinois without addressing pension reform.  You cannot understand the push by the…