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Friday, October 4, 2019
Chesney Recognizes Manufacturing Day

Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to…


Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Chesney Capitol Report 2019 Newsletter

Chesney Opposes Tax Hikes on Illinois Families State Representative Andrew Chesney Voted to Oppose: Online Sales Tax Increase Gas Tax Increase Vehicle Title Fee Increase Cigarette Tax Increase E-Cigarette Tax…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending Sept. 28, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Spain named House Republican Conference Chairman.  State Representative Ryan Spain was appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to the post of House Republican Conference Chairman, joining Durkin’s…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Should Restore Vehicle Trade-In Credit

In yet another hit to Illinois’ working middle income taxpayers, a little talked about provision of the State’s Capital Construction Funding legislation passed on the final days of Spring Session…


Thursday, September 26, 2019
Chesney Pizza & Politics Event Held in Mt. Morris

State Representative Andrew Chesney hosted his most recent Pizza & Politics event in Mt. Morris with Village President Dan Elsasser, Village Clerk Paula Diehl and Mt. Morris residents Rob &…


Monday, September 23, 2019
Chesney Reminds about Flag Honors Alerts

Rep. Andrew Chesney is reminding any person or entity covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act they can sign up for e-mail alerts to know when to fly the flag of the…


Friday, September 20, 2019
Chesney’s Weekly Roundup- week ending Sept. 21, 2019

JOBS Amazon agrees to buy 100,000 electric vans from Rivian Automotive.  Although Rivian is a startup firm, its Central Illinois plant is experienced at motor vehicle assembly.  The Normal plant…


Friday, September 20, 2019
Chesney Commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were…


Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Rep. Chesney donates pay raise he opposed to local organizations

State Representative Andrew Chesney refused to accept the $1,628 pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $1,628 to local organizations serving Northwest Illinois. “Lawmakers do not deserve a…


Monday, September 16, 2019
Week in Review for week ending Sept. 14, 2019

CHICAGO Uber Freight to place 2,000 jobs in historic Old Main Post Office.  The Downtown Chicago office building, under renovation after many decades as Chicago’s main post office, will be…