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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Chesney discusses legislative efforts opposing Pritzker’s Executive overreaches

Over the past 18 months, Rep. Chesney and other state legislators have been inundated with e-mails and calls from frustrated parents, job creators, concerned community members and local elected officials…


Thursday, October 14, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Government reform proposals are olive branch toward bipartisanship

It seems that politicians often forget that the money they are spending comes from you, the hardworking families of Illinois. The process by which legislators negotiate how to spend finite…


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Chesney says Democrats giving criminals second tries rather than second chances

State Representative Andrew Chesney didn’t waste any time, along with his Republican counterparts, in panning action taken by Illinois House Democrats in making appointments to the Public Safety & Violence…


Friday, October 1, 2021
Rep. Chesney, Mayor Hoffman & Police Chief Schelling to host Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event in Durand on November 13

State Representative Andrew Chesney, Durand Mayor Sheila Hoffman and Durand Police Chief Jeff Schelling will be hosting a Prescription Drug Drop-Off event in Durand on Saturday, November 13 from 9:00am-11:00am….


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
150-year-strong Wurster Family Farm visited by Rep. Andrew Chesney

Celebrating the 150-year sesquicentennial of the Wurster Family Farm in Elizabeth, Illinois, State Representative Andrew Chesney recognized the years of hard work and dedication by the Wurster Family in serving…


Friday, September 17, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Puppy Mill Purveyors Furious for Focus on Rescue Pets

Purveyors of puppy mill pets have come unhinged. They are in full “freak-out” mode, furious about Illinois’ new policy focus favoring rescue pets. Many in our region may have seen…


Thursday, September 9, 2021
Chesney votes NO on omnibus energy bill

Today, Democrats killed an opportunity for a bipartisan agreement on the energy future of Illinois by passing a last-minute omnibus energy bill that diminishes generation options and further burdens residents…


Thursday, September 9, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders “Rx Drop-Off Event” nets over 100 pounds of Unused Prescriptions

State Representative Andrew Chesney and Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders hosted a free drive-through Prescription Drug Drop-Off event in Lena on Saturday, September 4, which collected over 100 pounds of…


Thursday, September 2, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: 20-year Commitment to Afghan People Ends with Heavy Hearts

The 20-year commitment by the US Government to the people of Afghanistan ended this past week, although not in a way that anyone would have hoped to see our assistance…


Friday, August 27, 2021
Chesney Bill Banning Pet Store “Puppy Mill” Sales Signed by Governor

  Legislation drafted and passed by State Representative Andrew Chesney aimed at ending the market for puppy mills by ending the sale of commercially bred puppies in retail outlets was…