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Monday, May 27, 2019
With Huge Memorial Day Sales Pitch, Illinois Democrats Pass Progressive Tax Blowout

With a huge Memorial Day sales pitch, Illinois Democrats passed a progressive tax blowout along partisan lines, with no Republicans supporting their tax-and-spend scheme pushed forward while most Illinoisans enjoyed…


Saturday, May 25, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/25/19

TAXES Democrats advance graduated tax hike legislation.  On Monday evening, the Democrat majority passed a graduated income tax amendment out of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, over Republican objections….


Friday, May 24, 2019
Chesney Opposes Legislation to Extend Voting Rights to Non-Citizens in Illinois

State Representative Andrew Chesney spoke out against a proposal passed in the Illinois House on Friday to extend voting rights to non-citizen student trustees in Illinois. “By the sponsor’s own…


Thursday, May 23, 2019
Chesney Passes Resolution to name Overpass in Honor of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

State Representative Andrew Chesney passed House Joint Resolution 58 on Thursday to name the Springfield Road overpass on US Route 20 in Stephenson County in honor of late Trooper Brooke…


Thursday, May 23, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: It’s Not About Your Guns, It’s About Your Rights

Well it’s the end of my first Spring Session in Springfield.  Chicago Democrats are poised to increase a variety of taxes along partisan lines.  Deals are being struck on the…


Monday, May 20, 2019
Chesney Provides Bipartisan Co-Sponsorship of Bill Preventing Animal Cruelty

State Representative Andrew Chesney provided bipartisan co-sponsorship of a bill preventing animal cruelty to pets, which has now moved on to the Illinois Senate. “I was proud to cross the…


Saturday, May 18, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/18/19

TAXES House Republicans: A tax increase is not necessary to achieve a balanced FY20 budget.  Illinois House Republicans held a press conference Thursday at the Capitol to reiterate the message…


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Rep. Andrew Chesney launches Summer Reading Club Program

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced the official launch of his First Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1-5 grade students who live within the 89th Legislative District.  The program is…


Saturday, May 11, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/11/19

TAXES Durkin: “We have the money to balance the budget without new taxes.”  On Wednesday, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, along with Deputy Leaders Dan Brady and Tom Demmer, held…


Friday, May 10, 2019
Chesney Opposes Proposed Transportation Tax Increases

State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement today following House Committee Action to make Illinois’ gas tax burden the highest in the nation: “I oppose these proposed massive increases…