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Friday, April 5, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 04/06/19

TAXES House Republicans Renew Opposition to Pritzker’s Tax Hike.  In a Capitol press conference on Tuesday, State Representatives Grant Wehrli, Mark Batinick and Jeff Keicher renewed their opposition to Illinois…


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Chesney Passes Legislation about Deer Disease

Increases Transparency in Chronic Waste Management Program State Representative Andrew Chesney passed legislation through the Illinois House on Thursday to increase the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) transparency in…


Monday, April 1, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 03/30/19

CHICAGO McAuliffe Files Legislation Prohibiting Film Tax Credit for Employers of Jussie Smollett.  In response to the surprising decision by prosecutors to drop the case against Chicago actor Jussie Smollett,…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Chesney Reminds Motorists to Move Over; Co-Sponsors Penalty Enhancements for Violators

With the tragic death of yet another State Trooper on March 28, State Representative Andrew Chesney is reminding motorists to slow down and move over for any stopped vehicle on…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Standing Up Against Extreme Abortion Bills

Before I get into the important topic mentioned in the headline, I would be remised to not take a few minutes to thank our local officials and emergency responders for…


Thursday, March 28, 2019
IL Gun Owner’s Lobby Day in Springfield

Great to celebrate Illinois Gun Owner’s Lobby Day on March 287, 2019 at the State Capitol. Thank you for coming to Springfield and standing up for our constitutional rights!


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Pastor Mike Jones of Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon Gives House Invocation on March 26, 2019

Pastor Mike Jones of Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon, IL gave the Invocation before the Illinois House Session on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Pastor Jones gave an uplifting message…


Friday, March 22, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 03/23/19

DOWNSTATE Push to reopen minimum-security unit within Tamms Correctional Center. The 700-bed facility, which contains a minimum-security work camp, used to support hundreds of jobs in economically-challenged Alexander County in…


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Chesney Co-Sponsors Bus Trip for Northwest Illinois Pro-Life Advocates

State Representative Andrew Chesney co-sponsored a chartered bus trip of over 50 Northwest Illinois pro-life advocates as they joined statewide groups in converging in the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday…


Monday, March 18, 2019
From Journal Standard: Freeport’s flooding woes worsen

From the Journal Standard- Full Article here March 16, 2019 By: Ken DeCoster   FREEPORT — Major flooding concerns along the east bank of the Pecatonica River prompted city officials to…