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Monday, February 8, 2021
Op-Ed: Progressive and Conservative Legislators Unite to Protect Against Exploitative Loans

By: Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) & Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) We are two legislators who don’t agree on a lot. One of us is a Chicago Democrat who co-chairs the…


Thursday, February 4, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Culturally Responsive Teaching Mandate Misses Mark

On February 16, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) will consider a rule change drafted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to implement “Culturally Responsive Teaching and…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Chesney says “Leading by Example” means “Waiting our Turn”

Reacting to the announcement that Governor JB Pritzker has changed his mind to allow state legislators to be vaccinated before the medically vulnerable public, State Representative Andrew Chesney said sometimes,…


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Lame-Duck Session Delivers Unfunded Mandates on Law Enforcement

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle made history as one of the first committee witnesses to testify before the General Assembly via video stream during the lame-duck session in opposition to…


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Chesney: Pritzker has “strange fascination” with putting prisoners before public

State Representative Andrew Chesney had harsh words for Governor JB Pritzker’s plan to move up prisoner vaccination ahead of vaccinating adults with high-risk medical conditions. “I support offering vaccinations to…


Saturday, January 16, 2021
Chesney Inaugurated into 102nd General Assembly; Madigan-era Ends

State Representative Andrew Chesney was sworn-in to his third term as 89th District State Representative during inauguration ceremonies in Springfield on Wednesday. While Representative Chesney was first sworn into office…


Friday, January 15, 2021
Photos: Chesney sworn in for 102nd General Assembly

Noting it is “an honor to serve,” Rep. Andrew Chesney was sworn in to the 102nd General Assembly on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Chesney took to House Floor in final hour of Lame-Duck Session to Speak Out Against Bill which Jeopardizes Community Safety

State Representative Andrew Chesney took to the Floor of the Illinois House in the final hour of the lame-duck session of the 101st General Assembly to speak out against a…


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
In midst of “Defund Police” debate in Springfield, Chesney files Pro-Police Resolution and “Back the Badge” Petition

In the midst of a push by Democrats in Springfield to defund the police and push radical criminal justice reform through the General Assembly during the Lame-Duck legislative session, State…


Sunday, January 10, 2021
Back the Badge Petition

Illinois Democrats are pushing an extreme package of bills aimed at defunding the police in Illinois, including: recommending significant changes in the ability to arrest criminals and to keep them…