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Friday, January 31, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending February 1, 2020

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Governor Pritzker delivers State of the State address to Illinois General Assembly.  In an annual tradition, a joint session of the General Assembly listened to the State of…


Friday, January 31, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Drum Beat on Ethics Reform to Continue at State Capitol

Expect the drum beat on ethics reform to continue at the State Capitol as more legislators become embroiled in what is now apparently a web of corruption being unwoven by…


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Prescription for Illinois “growth” not “government” says Chesney reacting to Governor’s Speech

State Representative Andrew Chesney reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address today by saying Illinois needs, “more growth, not more government.” “There is no doubt, JB Pritzker is a skilled…


Friday, January 24, 2020
Local Legislators Encourage Freeport School Board to Reconsider Memorial Monument Removal

State Senator Brian Stewart and State Representative Andrew Chesney have released a statement in support of the grieving community members opposing the decision of their local Freeport School Board to…


Friday, January 24, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending January 25, 2020

ELECTIONS Federal and State Lawmakers Demand Accountability and Action to Preserve Integrity of Illinois Elections.  With early and absentee voting set to start on February 6, U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis,…


Friday, January 17, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending January 18, 2020

TAXES Property taxes create crushing burden for family farms.  Property taxes levy a tax based not on income generated by a piece of real property, but on the market value…


Friday, January 17, 2020
Chesney & McCombie Guest Column: One-Party Rule enabled Property Tax Dysfunction

Joining a chorus of fed-up legislators recognizing overburdened taxpayers deserve real property tax reform in Illinois, we must blow the whistle on the actions, and inactions, of the Illinois Property…


Friday, January 10, 2020
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending January 11, 2020

CORRUPTION Durkin calls for investigation after shocking email from Madigan confidant hints at rape cover-up, ghost payrolling.  The call came following the disclosure that a powerful former lobbyist with close…


Friday, January 3, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Rural Illinois “Not Forgotten” when it comes to Higher Taxes and Fees

It’s no secret that much of rural Illinois, the vast region of Illinois outside of Chicago and the collar counties, feels forgotten by Chicago democrats running Illinois when it comes…


Friday, December 20, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending December 21, 2019

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate drops to historic low, but remains above national average.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Thursday that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point…