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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…


Monday, April 25, 2022
Respecting those who serve

The selfless sacrifice of those who serve in the Armed Forces, and that of their families, is something we should never forget. They safeguarded our lives and deserve our ongoing…


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Ensuring the safety of Illinois communities

The legislative year began with the Democratic supermajority’s blockade of any new measures designed to keep Illinois communities safe by cracking down on criminal activity. Even at a time when…


Thursday, April 14, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: New state budget doubles down on failures of JB Pritzker, Illinois Democrats

Illinois Democrats passed a new state budget on April 9 full of election-year gimmicks and self-congratulations. With the federal spigot set to stop flowing, Illinois has to get serious about…


Saturday, April 9, 2022
Chesney statement on FY23 budget

Rep. Chesney released the following statement after passage of the FY23 budget in the early morning hours. “Today, Illinois Democrats passed an untenable state budget that includes an increase for…