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Friday, June 28, 2019
Help in paying for college; Summer safety tips

Cutting down on student debt, and keeping our graduates here in Illinois College students all over Illinois are hopefully enjoying the summer vacation, but they and their families are also…


Friday, June 21, 2019
Honoring a fallen hero

I was glad to be part of the Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for U.S. Army SPC Phillip Pannier in Metamora at the Village Square last week. There was wonderful support…


Friday, June 21, 2019
Many bills headed to the Governor; Local transportation funding on the way

Flood prevention bill and coal ash cleanup bill awaiting action by the Governor I was proud to have six bills which I sponsored pass both the House and the Senate…


Friday, June 14, 2019
Discussing road projects in Clifton

Since the legislature adjourned for the summer, I have been traveling the district meeting with as many people as possible, sharing Springfield updates and hearing your questions and concerns. Last…


Friday, June 14, 2019
Many pro-jobs reforms enacted; What is the Lockbox Amendment?

Job-creating reforms enacted in the closing days of session Last week I told you that I believed we had achieved more pro-jobs reforms in the last 36 hours of session…


Friday, June 7, 2019
General Assembly adjourns for the summer; Saying “No” to legislative pay hike

Last minute compromises salvage a rough spring session For most of the spring session of the General Assembly, family farms and small businesses had a rough time. A minimum wage…


Friday, May 31, 2019
An update at 7 p.m. on Friday

Watch for farm equipment on the roads This spring we have seen a lot of rain, and it has made it much harder for local farmers to plant their fields….


Friday, May 24, 2019
Watseka awarded flood prevention grant

Persistence, commitment and dedication paid off for the city and the citizens off Watseka this week as we celebrated the official awarding of $5.3 million to the city for a…


Friday, May 24, 2019
Graduated tax hike takes another step; working groups developing state budget

Graduated income tax increase passes House committee The proposal to raise income taxes through a graduated income tax system passed the House Revenue and Finance Committee this week with every…


Friday, May 17, 2019
Touring Iroquois County

Session was unexpectedly cancelled last Friday, so I spent the day visiting some of our neighbors in Iroquois County as part of National Small Business Week. We are lucky to…