Friday, February 15, 2019
Week in Review for Week Ending 2/16/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Representative Bourne leads appointment of new Legislative Inspector General.  Rep. Avery Bourne led a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in the selection of a person with trusted legal…

Friday, February 15, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Support Fair Maps for lasting Government Reform

With the major topic of a $15/hour minimum wage dominating news cycles this week, I am planning a more extensive column next week on that topic and its effects, however,…

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Chesney Opposes Minimum Wage Increase, “No wage will be high enough if jobs are siphoned over our borders”

State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement following today’s vote to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $15/hour by 2025: “We live near Wisconsin and near Iowa in…

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Chesney named to important House Committees, including Agriculture & Conservation

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced he has been appointed to the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittee announced earlier in the week. “I…

Friday, February 8, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 2/8/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Illinois House committees hold first hearings of new session.  Much of the session work of this week was spent in organizing the 39 standing committees of the Illinois…

Friday, February 1, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 2/2/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY House Republicans oppose Madigan’s Rules.  One of the first legislative actions of the Illinois House in the 101st General Assembly occurred this week, with the consideration and adoption…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Differing Legislative Priorities Apparent as Illinois House Battles Brew

We’ve all felt it.  We’ve all had conversations, discussions, and disagreements with friends from different parts of the State that have only bolstered our feelings.  We see it in the…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Andrew Chesney votes NO on House Rules, says they give Speaker “total control”

State Representative Andrew Chesney took little time in Springfield to sharpen criticism of the process by which legislation is considered and debated in the Illinois House.  Chesney joined Republican colleagues…

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Week in Review- week ending Jan. 26, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Leader Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Fair Maps Amendment. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced this week that he, along with the entire House Republican caucus, has filed HJRCA…

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Reps. Chesney & McCombie visit Highland Community College

Reps. Chesney & McCombie visited President Tim Hood and Christina Kuberski, Executive Vice President, to learn more about Highland Community College on January 17, 2019.