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Monday, November 4, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending November 2, 2019

ETHICS/CORRUPTION Bipartisan Group of Legislators Call for Ethics Reform.  Amidst ongoing public corruption investigations entangling multiple layers of Illinois government, Assistant House Minority Leader Grant Wehrli and a group of…


Friday, November 1, 2019
Chesney to host Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society

Just in time for the holiday season, State Representative Andrew Chesney will be hosting a Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society.  The event will allow area residents to…


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
As Democrat Legislator Arroyo Arraigned on Bribery Charges, Rep. Chesney joins call for Ethics Reform

State Representative Andrew Chesney joined his colleagues in co-sponsoring legislation to create an Ethics Reform Task Force to assess current laws, study best practices, and propose legislation to ensure Illinois…


Friday, October 25, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 26, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Fall veto session set to begin in Springfield.  The lawmakers of the Illinois House will gather on Monday, October 28, to consider new business and take action on…


Friday, October 25, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Pension Reform is the 800-Pound Gorilla

You cannot address budgetary reform in Illinois without addressing pension reform.  You cannot address high property taxes in Illinois without addressing pension reform.  You cannot understand the push by the…


Friday, October 18, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 19, 2019

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate down.  A net 4,800 new Illinois payroll jobs were created in September 2019.  The jobless rate fell from 4.0% in August to 3.9% in September, signaling…


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Chesney Presents Grant from Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to Scales Mound High School Trap Team

State Representative Andrew Chesney, acting as a member of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, presented a $500 grant to the Scales Mound High School Trap Team for new team jerseys…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 12, 2019

ECONOMIC GROWTH Lawmakers join Governor to celebrate bipartisan work to attract data center construction to Illinois.  A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers joined Governor Pritzker in Chicago on Monday to discuss…


Friday, October 11, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: More FBI Raids- A Bipartisan Call for Removing State Senator Sandoval as Transportation Chairman

Well by now we’ve all heard the news.  Another Chicago-area lawmaker ensnared in a federal investigation with search warrants served on multiple state and local government offices in Chicago, the…


Friday, October 4, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending October 5, 2019

TAXES Illinois tops the list of least tax-friendly states.  Kiplinger magazine ranked Illinois as the least tax-friendly state in the United States. Illinois property taxes are second-highest nationwide among the…