News

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Saluting local veterans

It was my honor to participate in several 4th of July events throughout the district last weekend. I was especially proud to present Commander Lyle Kofoot of the Watseka American…

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Several new laws took effect on July 1; an update on fair maps

New laws require five-hour school day, pay raise for DCFS workers Under a change to state law which became effective July 1, students in Illinois public schools must now receive…

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Highway renamed for local fallen firefighter

It was a great honor to be part of the ceremony to recognize Firefighter Dana Schoolman and his family. Dana was killed in the line of duty on the way…

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
New texting-while-driving law; latest unemployment report

Tougher texting-while-driving law takes effect Over the years, Illinois drivers have seen the dangers that come with distracted driving, especially the sending and receiving of text messages while behind the…

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Hearing from the residents of the 106th

This week I concluded my series of town hall meetings throughout the district. Thanks to everyone who came by the meetings this month in Watseka, Paxton, Hoopeston, Pontiac and El…

Friday, June 28th, 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 21st, 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 21st, 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 14th, 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 14th, 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…