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Press Releases
SAFE-T Act Clean-Up Still Falls Short
December 1st, 2022
Rep. Chesney calls for immediate investigation into incident of electioneering on county property
November 1st, 2022
Chesney presents grant to Scales Mound High School Trap Team
September 27th, 2022
Chesney recognized for commitment to Illinois makers, economy
September 13th, 2022
Stewart and Chesney celebrate reading achievements of students
September 1st, 2022
Free access to Chicago-area museums
August 22nd, 2022
Chesney, Snyders host Rx drop-off event
July 29th, 2022
Chesney statement on overturn of Roe v. Wade
June 24th, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Agreement at the Illinois Capitol happens more often than you think
May 12th, 2022
Chesney statement on FY23 budget
April 9th, 2022
Chesney: Remove honors for disgraced Madigan
March 3rd, 2022
Chesney calls out Democrats complicit role in hiding Madigan’s corruption
March 2nd, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Undoing damage from Safe-T Act begins with repeal as Democrats feel heat at front doors
February 25th, 2022
Chesney calls his removal from House Floor all part of Democrats’ hypocrisy
February 17th, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: As science shifts, Pritzker stands his ground for unchecked power
February 11th, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Faked hate crimes should be prosecuted harshly, like real hate crimes
January 28th, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: Family & tradition top reasons to stay in Illinois, while opportunity & high taxes top reasons to leave
January 13th, 2022
Chesney Guest Column: As we usher in 2022, Illinoisans yearn for promised new beginning
December 27th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Christmas an annual opportunity to show our shared Northwest Illinois values
December 9th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: May we be blessings to our neighbors this Thanksgiving Season
November 22nd, 2021
Chesney Presents Grant from Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to Eastland High School Trap Team
November 22nd, 2021
In face of Freeport murder spike,Chesney blames soft-on-crime policies in Illinois
November 19th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Despite partisan rancor during Veto Session, Chesney discusses bipartisan legislation enacted since August
November 10th, 2021
Chesney to host Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society
November 9th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Democrats abort their relationship with Illinois families
October 28th, 2021
Democrats send legislation to Pritzker to coverup abortions from parents
October 28th, 2021
Chesney discusses legislative efforts opposing Pritzker’s Executive overreaches
October 21st, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Government reform proposals are olive branch toward bipartisanship
October 14th, 2021
Chesney says Democrats giving criminals second tries rather than second chances
October 12th, 2021
Rep. Chesney, Mayor Hoffman & Police Chief Schelling to host Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event in Durand on November 13
October 1st, 2021
150-year-strong Wurster Family Farm visited by Rep. Andrew Chesney
September 28th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Puppy Mill Purveyors Furious for Focus on Rescue Pets
September 17th, 2021
Chesney votes NO on omnibus energy bill
September 9th, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders “Rx Drop-Off Event” nets over 100 pounds of Unused Prescriptions
September 9th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: 20-year Commitment to Afghan People Ends with Heavy Hearts
September 2nd, 2021
Chesney Bill Banning Pet Store “Puppy Mill” Sales Signed by Governor
August 27th, 2021
Antique vehicle use expands thanks to new law passed by Chesney
August 26th, 2021
Chesney files legislation to push back on Pritzker’s school mask mandate
August 23rd, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Bill Signing Season Reminds of Areas of Bipartisan Agreement
August 20th, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders to host Prescription Drug Drop Off Event in Lena on Sept. 4
August 10th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Mask mandate tripe reeks of hypocrisy
August 6th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Nostalgic American Fun as County Fair Season hits the Heartland
July 22nd, 2021
Chesney Presents House Resolution to retired Lena Village President Denny Bergman
July 22nd, 2021
Chesney gives legislative update to Pearl City officials
July 19th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: American excellence abounds, even as American pride contracts among young adults
July 9th, 2021
Chesney Visits with local officials in Stephenson County this week
July 8th, 2021
Chesney Opposes Scheme by Academia to Stifle Voices On-Campus
June 29th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Legislators turn in sloppy homework while asking for extra credit; leave town for Summer Vacation
June 24th, 2021
Chesney sponsors Midnight Rule to prevent legislative hijinks
June 23rd, 2021
Chesney Opposes “Anti-Gun” Amendments to House Bill 562
June 17th, 2021
Chesney Checks-In with Local Businesses & Non-Profits
June 17th, 2021
Chesney Continues Visits with Local Officials in Jo Daviess County
June 16th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Nothing good ever happens after midnight
June 10th, 2021
Chesney Visits Municipal Officials in Stockton & Lena
June 9th, 2021
Rep. Andrew Chesney launches 3rd Annual Summer Reading Club Program
June 4th, 2021
Rep. Andrew Chesney characterizes sex-ed bill for schoolchildren as “perversion”
May 28th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: “every tax dollar should, at least, be ethically spent”
May 27th, 2021
Chesney Vociferously Opposes Bill to put Menstruation Products in Schoolboys’ Bathrooms
May 21st, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Dystopian, Discriminatory Vaccine Passports should be Hard Pass for Illinois
May 14th, 2021
Chesney Sponsors Bill to Ban Vaccine Passports
May 13th, 2021
Chesney Honored for Companion Animal Welfare Advocacy
April 29th, 2021
Democrats Defelonize Hard Drug Use in latest “Lurch to the Left”
April 21st, 2021
Chesney Passes Bill Aimed at Drying Up Market for Puppy Mills in Illinois
April 15th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Working to Ensure Fair Representation for Northwest Illinois Residents
April 15th, 2021
Local Legislators Urge Investigation into Freeport Election Hijinks
April 7th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Demanding an end to puppy mills “a moral imperative for Illinoisans”
April 2nd, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Republicans Take Up Reform Mantle with Reimagine Illinois Platform
March 19th, 2021
House Republicans push Reimagine Illinois policy platform
March 17th, 2021
Chesney Guest Column: Let’s Play Ball- Bipartisan Legislators and Educators Request Increased Capacity for Extracurriculars
March 4th, 2021
Chesney files bill to protect law enforcement in wake of “punish the police” law
February 22nd, 2021
Chesney pans Budget Speech as tone-deaf “well produced Hollywood-style production”
February 17th, 2021
Chesney files bill to eliminate FOID cards
February 16th, 2021
Chesney named Minority Spokesperson of Cities & Villages Committee
February 10th, 2021
Chesney says “Leading by Example” means “Waiting our Turn”
February 3rd, 2021
Chesney: Pritzker has “strange fascination” with putting prisoners before public
January 20th, 2021
Chesney Inaugurated into 102nd General Assembly; Madigan-era Ends
January 16th, 2021
In midst of “Defund Police” debate in Springfield, Chesney files Pro-Police Resolution and “Back the Badge” Petition
January 12th, 2021
Rep. Chesney & Sheriff Snyders Guest Column: Defending Against “Defund Police” Progressives
January 7th, 2021
Longtime legislative aide, Sally Huggins, retiring after 16 years of service
December 1st, 2020
Rep. Chesney Urges Special Investigating Committee Reconvene on Michael J. Madigan
November 19th, 2020
Rep. Andrew Chesney Receives “Friend of Agriculture” Award from Illinois Farm Bureau
September 22nd, 2020
“Don’t Turn Out the Friday Night Lights” Petition Initiated by Chesney
September 16th, 2020
Rep. Chesney files Petition to form Special Investigating Committee on Michael J. Madigan
September 2nd, 2020
Chesney Responds to Proposed Closing of Byron Nuclear Generating Station; Chides Corruption
August 28th, 2020
Chesney calls on Madigan to Resign
July 20th, 2020
Chesney attends White House Event on Rollback of Regulations Helping All Americans
July 16th, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: While many Fairs are Cancelled, Contributions of Young People in Agriculture Recognized
June 18th, 2020
Rep. Andrew Chesney launches 2nd Annual Summer Reading Club Program
May 29th, 2020
Rep. Chesney pans Democrats Election Omnibus Bill as Operation COVFEFE- “Commencement of Voter Fraud to End Fair Elections”
May 21st, 2020
Rep. Chesney lauds withdrawal of Emergency Rule for Jail Time for Business Owners
May 21st, 2020
Rep. Chesney Calls on Governor to Increase Child Care Capacity
May 20th, 2020
Chesney Joins Legislators calling on Governor to Consider Human Toll of the Pandemic
May 19th, 2020
Rep. Chesney Calls for Legislature to Convene
April 30th, 2020
Northwest Illinois Local Officials Lend their Support to Regional Re-Open of Illinois
April 29th, 2020
Northwest Illinois Legislators Demand Pritzker Re-Open State Regionally
April 22nd, 2020
Chesney encourages local businesses utilize SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance program
April 7th, 2020
Chesney providing COVID-19 updates on website
March 19th, 2020
Chesney hosted at Meet & Greet in Pecatonica on March 10
March 11th, 2020
Chesney to host Meet & Greet in Pecatonica on March 10
March 6th, 2020
Chesney Supports Banning Red Light Cameras
March 3rd, 2020
Chesney welcomes Highland Community College Ag Students to Springfield
February 20th, 2020
Chesney: Budget is a moral document
February 19th, 2020
Prescription for Illinois “growth” not “government” says Chesney reacting to Governor’s Speech
January 29th, 2020
Local Legislators Encourage Freeport School Board to Reconsider Memorial Monument Removal
January 24th, 2020
Chesney Guest Column: Thankful for shared Northwest Illinois Values
December 4th, 2019
Chesney Criticizes Democrats’ “Half-Hearted Ethics Punt”
November 14th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Feds Circling Capitol Corruption
November 8th, 2019
Chesney to host Pet Rescue Fair with Friends Forever Humane Society
November 1st, 2019
As Democrat Legislator Arroyo Arraigned on Bribery Charges, Rep. Chesney joins call for Ethics Reform
October 29th, 2019
Chesney Presents Grant from Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to Scales Mound High School Trap Team
October 15th, 2019
Chesney Pizza & Politics Event Held in Mt. Morris
September 26th, 2019
Rep. Chesney donates pay raise he opposed to local organizations
September 18th, 2019
Chesney to Host Pizza & Politics Event in Mt. Morris
September 10th, 2019
Chesney-backed Bill to Expand Coverage of Mammogram Screenings Signed by Governor
August 26th, 2019
Chesney Appointed to Move Over Task Force
August 12th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Illinois Needs More “Leading by Example”
August 2nd, 2019
Chesney Pizza & Politics Event Held in East Dubuque
July 31st, 2019
Chesney Legislation about Deer Disease Signed by Governor
July 15th, 2019
Chesney to host Pizza & Politics Event in East Dubuque
July 11th, 2019
Guest Column: Despite Challenging Session, Some Wins for Conservation
June 20th, 2019
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to make Illinois, “Abortion Destination”
June 12th, 2019
Chesney: “Budget Short on Reforms, Fat on Wasteful Spending”
June 4th, 2019
Chesney Votes to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights
May 29th, 2019
Removing All Rights for the Unborn is Next “Priority” Addressed by House Democrats
May 28th, 2019
With Huge Memorial Day Sales Pitch, Illinois Democrats Pass Progressive Tax Blowout
May 27th, 2019
Chesney Opposes Legislation to Extend Voting Rights to Non-Citizens in Illinois
May 24th, 2019
Chesney Passes Resolution to name Overpass in Honor of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
May 23rd, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: It’s Not About Your Guns, It’s About Your Rights
May 23rd, 2019
Chesney Provides Bipartisan Co-Sponsorship of Bill Preventing Animal Cruelty
May 20th, 2019
Chesney Opposes Proposed Transportation Tax Increases
May 10th, 2019
Graduated Income Tax Town Hall Meeting to be held in Morrison
May 6th, 2019
Guest Column: Public Demanding a Government that Represents their Priorities & Values
April 25th, 2019
Rep. Chesney Pushes Bill to Protect Species and Landowners
April 12th, 2019
Chesney to host Pizza & Politics Event in Stockton
April 8th, 2019
Chesney Passes Legislation about Deer Disease
April 2nd, 2019
Chesney Reminds Motorists to Move Over; Co-Sponsors Penalty Enhancements for Violators
March 29th, 2019
Chesney Co-Sponsors Bus Trip for Northwest Illinois Pro-Life Advocates
March 21st, 2019
Chesney Moves Legislation about Deer Disease
March 13th, 2019
Chesney Opposes Progressive Income Tax
February 28th, 2019
Pritzker Budget Address Reaction: Chesney says Illinois, “needs more Growth, not more Government”
February 20th, 2019
Chesney Opposes Minimum Wage Increase, “No wage will be high enough if jobs are siphoned over our borders”
February 14th, 2019
Chesney named to important House Committees, including Agriculture & Conservation
February 13th, 2019
Andrew Chesney votes NO on House Rules, says they give Speaker “total control”
January 30th, 2019
Chesney signs on to Fair Map Amendment
January 18th, 2019
Chesney to Provide Free Museum Pass to Constituents
January 15th, 2019
Andrew Chesney Sworn-In to 101st General Assembly
January 9th, 2019
Andrew Chesney Announces Legislative Office Opening
December 12th, 2018
Chesney takes oath of office
December 5th, 2018