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Thursday, January 7, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders Guest Column: Defending Against “Defund Police” Progressives

A coalition representing Illinois law enforcement leadership and rank and file officers recently issued a 15-point plan in a Safe Communities and Law Enforcement Modernization Strategy. The law enforcement groups…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Three stories from here bring Holiday Cheer

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a doozy! No one could be blamed for being tired and woozy. Just in case you’ve run out of holiday spirit and need to…


Thursday, December 3, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Giving Thanks

The holiday season reminds us of all the blessings for which we are thankful and filled with gratitude. If there is one group of people that stand tallest in deserving…


Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Longtime legislative aide, Sally Huggins, retiring after 16 years of service

State Representative Andrew Chesney is thanking and congratulating the longtime legislative aide to Northwest Illinois constituents, Sally Huggins, upon her retirement.  Huggins served constituents under three State Representatives over the…


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Rep. Chesney Urges Special Investigating Committee Reconvene on Michael J. Madigan

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport), one of three petitioners to have filed a Special Investigating Committee Petition to investigate Michael J. Madigan in a process that has been utilized in…


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Budget Cuts on Horizon Highlight Never-Balanced Budget

Voters’ rejection of the Tax Hike Amendment on November 3rd has brought into full focus the terribly unbalanced budget passed by the Democrat majority during the height of the pandemic…


Thursday, November 5, 2020
Progressive Income Tax Fails: Chesney Calls on Democrats to Finally Address Cost-Drivers

While Election results from Tuesday’s General Election will not be certified for several weeks, it certainly appears that voters have summarily rejected an effort backed by Governor JB Pritzker and…


Friday, October 23, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Democrats Distract from Disenfranchised Taxpayers

The way the citizens of Illinois have been inundated these days with paid advertising, you would almost be led to believe that Illinois Democrats have not had unfettered power over…


Thursday, October 8, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Pritzker’s Political Shutdown Rebutted by the Science and Data in Region 1

We are now well into Governor Pritzker’s latest shutdown of the Northwest Illinois economy, purportedly because of “science and data”, regardless of whether that science and data contradicts the mitigation…


Thursday, September 24, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: First full term in House comes with both accomplishments and unfinished work

With an Election around the corner and a Fall Veto Session scheduled to start in the Illinois House two weeks following Election Day, I recently found myself reviewing the unfinished…