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Friday, August 23, 2019
Week in Review for week ending August 24, 2019

CHILDREN School bus safety law helps protect Illinois students.  The nation was horrified last fall by the story of a girl and her younger twin brothers who were struck and killed on…


Friday, August 16, 2019
Week in Review for week ending August 17, 2019

CHILDREN Governor signs Davidsmeyer bill to create Pediatric Cancer License Plate that funds cancer research.  Senate Bill 946, sponsored by Senator Steve McClure and Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, was signed into law…


Friday, August 16, 2019
Guest Column: Move Over for Safer Roads

There are so many issues in Springfield that Democrats and Republicans are on polar-opposite viewpoints.  Tax policies, how to keep businesses in Illinois, how to keep people in Illinois, how…


Monday, August 12, 2019
Chesney Appointed to Move Over Task Force

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced he has been appointed to the newly formed Move Over Task Force as House Republican Leader Jim Durkin’s sole appointee. “Following the penalty enhancements to…


Friday, August 9, 2019
Week in Review for week ending August 10, 2019

BUDGET COGFA publishes annual Budget Summary.  The report published on August 1 covers the State budget passed for FY20, the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2019.  Like the…


Saturday, August 3, 2019
Week in Review for week ending August 3, 2019

BUDGET Fitch Ratings calls Illinois’ outlook “stable.”  The unenthusiastic description from credit rating firm Fitch Ratings maintains Illinois’ credit rating as one notch above “junk bond” status.  So-called “junk debt”…


Friday, August 2, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Needs More “Leading by Example”

On Tuesday, July 30th, I was honored to be joined by over 4 dozen taxpayers for my most recent “Pizza & Politics” event at the iconic Timmerman’s Supper Club overlooking…


Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Chesney Pizza & Politics Event Held in East Dubuque

State Representative Andrew Chesney hosted his most recent Pizza & Politics event in East Dubuque with Mayor Kirk VanOstrand on the evening of July 30, 2019 at the historic Timmerman’s…


Saturday, July 27, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 27, 2019

FIRST RESPONDERS Name added to State Police Memorial Wall.  In a ceremony held in Springfield on July 20, the family of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story unveiled the addition of her name…


Friday, July 19, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 20, 2019

FLOOD OF 2019 Push for federal flood recovery assistance.  The heavy rains that fell over Illinois and watershed states in the spring and early summer of 2019 caused significant lost…