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Friday, February 28, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 29, 2020

CRIMINAL LAW New State policy allows for release of non-citizen, violent convicted felons.  In January, without notice to the public, a radical policy change was made in the Illinois Department…


Friday, February 28, 2020
Guest Column: State of Illinois should fix police training funding problem NOW

The following Guest Column is co-authored by Rep. Andrew Chesney & Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders. You may have seen that we recently alerted the public to a very serious…


Thursday, February 27, 2020
Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Pritzker to not hold school funding hostage to his tax hike

In his annual budget address this year, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed withholding $150 million of state funds for local K-12 schools unless voters approve his income tax hike in the November elections….


Friday, February 21, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 22, 2020

BUDGET House Republicans Call for No New Taxes, Spending Restraint in FY21 Budget.  Governor JB Pritzker gave his second annual budget address on Wednesday to a joint session of the…


Thursday, February 20, 2020
Chesney welcomes Highland Community College Ag Students to Springfield

State Representative Andrew Chesney was on hand to welcome students with the Highland Community College Agriculture Department as well as other community college agriculture departments to Springfield as they were…


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Chesney: Budget is a moral document

Immoral to tax Illinoisans out of their homes State Representative Andrew Chesney reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address today: “I agree with Governor Pritzker when he said that a…


Friday, February 14, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 15, 2020

BUDGET Illinois House prepares for submission of FY21 budget.  The Illinois House must prepare for the challenges of the FY21 budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. …


Friday, February 14, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois should not become Petri Dish for Failed “Soft on Crime” Policies

Months before Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton cut to the front of line to be one of the first in Illinois to purchase legal marijuana on January 1st, plans were already…


Monday, February 10, 2020
Chesney welcomes Rep. Didech to Farm Tour in Jo Daviess County

State Representative Andrew Chesney was on hand to welcome his colleague, Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove), to Stephenson Service Company as part of Rep. Didech’s Adopt-a-Legislator farm tour last week….


Friday, February 7, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 8, 2020

BUDGET CGFA releases revenue numbers for January 2020.  The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) tracks incoming State revenues in order to help lawmakers keep to the balanced budget…