News

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Chesney pans Democrats Election Omnibus Bill as Operation COVFEFE- “Commencement of Voter Fraud to End Fair Elections”

Admonishing his Democrat colleagues for “never letting a good crisis go to waste,” State Representative Andrew Chesney criticized a number of elements of the Democrats omnibus election bill (Senate Bill…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Chesney lauds withdrawal of Emergency Rule for Jail Time for Business Owners

An Emergency Rule that would have provided for criminal penalties and potential jail time for business owners who reopen in violation of Governor Pritzker’s executive orders was abruptly removed from…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Chesney Calls on Governor to Increase Child Care Capacity

State Representative Andrew Chesney joined more than 2 dozen fellow House Republican legislators in sending a letter on Friday, May 15 to Governor Pritzker urging he increase childcare capacity at…


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Chesney Joins Legislators calling on Governor to Consider Human Toll of the Pandemic

State Representative Andrew Chesney and 39 other members of the House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Pritzker urging him to consider the devastating effects that ongoing social isolation…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan Fails its Title

When the Governor unveiled his Restore Illinois Plan on May 5th, I was, at first, optimistic. From a 30,000-foot view, the plan was regional with phases of re-opening the state…


Thursday, April 30, 2020
Rep. Chesney Calls for Legislature to Convene

Urging the legislature to reconvene by Tuesday, May 5, State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) sent a letter to House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Illinois House Clerk’s office saying the…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Northwest Illinois Local Officials Lend their Support to Regional Re-Open of Illinois

Following a call by legislators representing Northwest Illinois to re-open Illinois regionally last week, Northwest Illinois local officials have been following suit, lending their support to a regional approach to…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Pritzker Must Begin Process of Regional Re-Open of Illinois

Over the past month, I have put Northwest Illinois Values on the forefront as we discuss our regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I have helped share stories of neighbors…


Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Northwest Illinois Legislators Demand Pritzker Re-Open State Regionally

Legislators representing Northwest Illinois had strong words for first-term Democrat Governor JB Pritzker’s handling of the COVID pandemic in Illinois on Wednesday, with Rep. Andrew Chesney going so far as…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Blaum, blooms, and blood donations help put Northwest Illinois Values on blast

I’ve been known to attract some online criticism from time to time.  However, one of the more perplexing reasons I have caught grief while serving in elected office is the…