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Friday, May 7, 2021
Calls to investigate LaSalle COVID outbreak; Re-opening IDES offices

House calls for investigation into COVID outbreak at LaSalle Veterans Home The House approved a resolution calling for the Illinois Auditor General to begin a performance audit of the Illinois…


Friday, April 30, 2021
Vaccination progress; Partisan redistricting

Progress continuing on vaccinations More than 30% of all Illinoisans have now received their coronavirus vaccinations and are considered to be fully vaccinated. In all, more than 9 million vaccine…


Friday, April 23, 2021
Several Bennett bills pass the House; Unemployment rate down

Deadline week in the Illinois House Today is the deadline for House bills to be voted on in the House of Representatives, and I am proud to report that six…


Friday, April 16, 2021
Vaccine eligibility expands; state cash flow on the rise

Coronavirus cases up in Illinois as vaccine eligibility expands All Illinoisans aged 16 and older are now eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine at one of the more than 1000…


Sunday, April 11, 2021
Great Food for a Great Cause

I was glad to support Buckley Christ Lutheran Church as they recently had a drive-thru porkchop dinner.  Great cause. Good food!  Thanks everyone for coming out! 


Saturday, April 10, 2021
Fair Maps, COVID Vaccinations, Around the District

Illinois Senate & House Republicans Introduce the People’s Independent Maps Act  As Democrats in the House and Senate hold simultaneous redistricting hearings that hinder public input, Republicans in the House…


Friday, April 9, 2021
April Salary Donation Dedicated to Paxton Food Pantry

I am donating the increase of my paycheck this month to UMC Pastor John Hauck and Cara Fitton of the Hands of Christ Food Pantry in Paxton.  Thank you for…


Friday, April 9, 2021
U.S Capitol Flag Flying over Iroquois County Youth Center

I was honored to present a USA Flag to Michael Johnson and the Iroquois County Youth Center in Watseka.  This flag was flown over both the State and National Capitals….


Thursday, April 1, 2021
SOS deadlines extended; Slight decline in unemployment

Secretary of State extends expiration dates to August 1; encourages use of online service Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended the expiration dates of driver licenses and ID…


Friday, March 26, 2021
Vaccine eligibility expands; Remote learning bill passes committee

Vaccine eligibility to expand April 12 As more coronavirus vaccines have been produced and made available for states, Illinois has been able to vaccinate more of the state’s high-risk individuals…