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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Legislators turn in sloppy homework while asking for extra credit; leave town for Summer Vacation

While Alice Cooper’s School’s Out may not have been blaring on the steps of the State Capitol in the wee hours of the morning of June 1, Democrat legislators still…


Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Chesney sponsors Midnight Rule to prevent legislative hijinks

State Representative Andrew Chesney filed House Bill 4103 with the Illinois House Clerk’s Office on Wednesday morning to prevent future legislating by the Illinois General Assembly between the hours of…


Thursday, June 17, 2021
Chesney Opposes “Anti-Gun” Amendments to House Bill 562

State Representative Andrew Chesney voted NO, and urged his colleagues to do the same, on an anti-gun bill sent the Illinois House for consideration during a special session on June…


Thursday, June 17, 2021
Chesney Checks-In with Local Businesses & Non-Profits

State Representative Andrew Chesney continued his outreach to area businesses and non-profits last week with a tour of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena as well as Freeport Pregnancy…


Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Chesney Continues Visits with Local Officials in Jo Daviess County

Following the end of the regular Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly on June 1st, State Representative Andrew Chesney began a series of visits with Northwest Illinois local government…


Thursday, June 10, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Nothing good ever happens after midnight

You’d be hard-pressed to find a coach of any sport who will not echo the sentiment, “nothing good ever happens after midnight.” Doing anything in the wee hours of the…


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Chesney Visits Municipal Officials in Stockton & Lena

Following the end of the regular Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly on June 1st, State Representative Andrew Chesney began a series of visits with Northwest Illinois municipal officials…


Friday, June 4, 2021
Rep. Andrew Chesney launches 3rd Annual Summer Reading Club Program

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st-5th (or going into 6th) grade students who live within the 89th Legislative…


Friday, May 28, 2021
Rep. Andrew Chesney characterizes sex-ed bill for schoolchildren as “perversion”

State Representative Andrew Chesney characterized legislation passed on the Friday evening of Memorial Day Weekend as “perversion” for aiming to eliminate the option of “abstinence-only” education in Illinois by mandating…


Thursday, May 27, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: “every tax dollar should, at least, be ethically spent”

As a conservative in a progressive blue state like Illinois, I understood when I sought public office that I would be frustrated often. While it often feels like we are…