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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Know When to Contact Your State Legislators

Ever wonder who to contact when you have a question or concern relating to government? Before picking up the phone or sitting down in front of the computer to send…


Friday, July 29, 2022
Chesney, Snyders host Rx drop-off event

State Representative and Sheriff join forces to combat drug abuse According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, millions of Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and the majority of abused prescription drugs…


Thursday, July 21, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in Northwest Illinois

Every year in Illinois, thousands of families lose a loved one to the preventable tragedy of opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse. Unused or unwanted medicine needs to be disposed…


Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Ag and Makers Drive Illinois’ Economy

Illinois has the fifth highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the country and ranks fifth nationally for both exports and imports. GDP measures the value of final goods and services…


Friday, June 24, 2022
Chesney statement on overturn of Roe v. Wade

Statement from Rep. Andrew Chesney (R – Freeport) on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade eliminating the constitutional right to abortion: “I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision…


Thursday, June 23, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Caring for Our Senior Citizens

As your State Representative, I take my responsibility to fight for the best quality of life for our senior citizens here in Northwest Illinois seriously. Our state owes a great…


Thursday, June 9, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Summer in Northwest Illinois Offers Endless Adventure

With gas prices at record highs, many families are looking for affordable getaways and fun activities closer to home, making this the perfect summer to rediscover all the amazing places…


Thursday, May 26, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: New laws for Illinois Veterans and Military Families

Memorial Day is first and foremost an occasion to honor those that gave their lives in defense of our freedoms while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is…


Thursday, May 12, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Agreement at the Illinois Capitol happens more often than you think

While it might not seem to be the case, not everything that occurs in our state’s Capitol is contentious. This year the General Assembly sent more than 400 bills to…


Friday, April 29, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Protecting School Choice for Illinois Families

Despite the setbacks coming out of the 2022 legislative session with Democrats’ rubber-stamping JB Pritzker’s agenda on numerous policy fronts, one positive outcome was achieved on a bipartisan basis, thanks…