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Monday, August 23, 2021
Chesney files legislation to push back on Pritzker’s school mask mandate

State Representative Andrew Chesney took a first step needed to undo Governor Pritzker’s most recent mask mandate through legislation he says urges politicians in Springfield to restore “local control”. “People…


Friday, August 20, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Bill Signing Season Reminds of Areas of Bipartisan Agreement

Despite what you may see on cable news, politicians do not actually disagree on every issue along party lines. In fact, a strong majority of legislation considered in the State…


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders to host Prescription Drug Drop Off Event in Lena on Sept. 4

State Representative Andrew Chesney and Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders will be hosting a drive-through Prescription Drug Drop-Off event in Lena on Saturday, September 4 from 9:30am-11:00am. The event collects…


Friday, August 6, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Mask mandate tripe reeks of hypocrisy

Governor Pritzker announced new COVID mitigations this week, due in part to the spread of the “Delta variant”. New mitigations will include masking in schools. Without a doubt, the COVID-19…


Thursday, July 22, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Nostalgic American Fun as County Fair Season hits the Heartland

I LOVE a good County Fair! Nothing screams Summer in the Heartland more than this nostalgic American pastime. Northwest Illinois values will again be on full display through the tractor…


Thursday, July 22, 2021
Chesney Presents House Resolution to retired Lena Village President Denny Bergman

State Representative Andrew Chesney presented recently retired Lena Village President Denny Bergman with House Resolution 228, a resolution passed by the Illinois House honoring Bergman’s public service, on Wednesday, July…


Monday, July 19, 2021
Chesney gives legislative update to Pearl City officials

Continuing a series of summer outreach visits with local officials, State Representative Andrew Chesney met with local elected officials in Pearl City on July 15. “It was so gratifying to…


Friday, July 9, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: American excellence abounds, even as American pride contracts among young adults

A recent poll conducted by Issues & Insights and Tippinsights found that 64% of young people age 18-24 are NOT proud to be an American. Young adults (18-24) were the…


Thursday, July 8, 2021
Chesney Visits with local officials in Stephenson County this week

Continuing a series of summer outreach visits with local officials, State Representative Andrew Chesney met with local officials this week including providing a legislative update at the Orangeville Village Board…


Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Chesney Opposes Scheme by Academia to Stifle Voices On-Campus

Professors may be exempted from Vaccine Proof Policy this Fall State Representative Andrew Chesney filed House Bill 4106 with the Illinois House Clerk’s Office on Monday morning in reaction to…