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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Seeking your feedback about Phase 4 for Businesses

As the State of Illinois, as one unit and not regionally, moved into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, businesses across Illinois are working towards reopening but still…


Friday, June 26, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup: June 26, 2020

COVID-19 All Regions of Illinois Move to Phase 4 on June 26.  All four Restore Illinois health regions have met the IDPH health benchmarks to advance into Phase 4. Metrics…


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: While many Fairs are Cancelled, Contributions of Young People in Agriculture Recognized

With news this past week of the Illinois State Fairs being cancelled this year due to coronavirus, along with many other county fairs, livestock shows and 4-H fairs, it is…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup: June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Continued progress towards “Phase 4” reopening.  Phase 4 of the State’s “Restore Illinois” plan will allow the limited reopening of restaurants and bars.  Schools and universities will be allowed…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Chesney joins dozens of legislators urging Pritzker to Re-Open Illinois

Today, 23 members of the House Republican caucus sent a letter to the Governor urging him to reconsider the timeline he alone established in his Restore Illinois plan. Every day…


Friday, June 5, 2020
Rep. Andrew Chesney & Sheriff David Snyders Guest Column: Focus taken off victims in Progressives’ Soft on Crime Policies

“The continued victimization is not just an insult to my family, but to all victims of crimes in Illinois,” said Bob Peters, Jr., who bears the namesake of his father,…


Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Google Partners with IL Department of Veterans Affairs for free resume workshop for Veterans- Sign up by June 5

I am happy to share that Google and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs are partnering to launch virtual resume and career counseling workshops for veterans, led by Google volunteers! The virtual…


Friday, May 29, 2020
Rep. Andrew Chesney launches 2nd Annual Summer Reading Club Program

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced the official launch of his Second Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st-5th (or going into 6th) grade students who live within the 89th Legislative…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: COVID Session came with low expectations. Not low enough.

As the Illinois General Assembly returned to Session after a nearly two-month hiatus, expectations were abysmally low for progress to help jumpstart the state’s economy in freefall.  With Unemployment numbers…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Video: Chesney questions Democrats’ Election Bill