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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…


Thursday, July 30, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Public Official A and his Democrat Supermajority killed my Ethics Reform Bills

Northern District US Attorney, John Lausch, recently announced a US District Court filing which disclosed a deferred prosecution agreement for corporate bribery involving a “high-level official” he named as Public…


Monday, July 20, 2020
Chesney calls on Madigan to Resign

State Representative Andrew Chesney called on Speaker Michael Madigan to “resign from the General Assembly or be removed.” In the wake of ongoing federal investigations surrounding state and municipal governments…


Friday, July 17, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Bipartisan Agreement Puts more money into Northwest Illinois Hospitals

Illinois hospitals serve a critically important role in Northwest Illinois communities.  Not only is healthcare delivery one of the largest industries representing thousands of jobs in our region, they are…


Thursday, July 16, 2020
Chesney attends White House Event on Rollback of Regulations Helping All Americans

State Representative Andrew Chesney received a very special invitation recently.  The second term legislator from Northwest Illinois was invited by President Donald Trump’s White House Social Office to a special…