Friday, January 15, 2021
New General Assembly; New House Speaker

New 102nd General Assembly sworn in I was honored on Wednesday to once again take the oath of office as the representative from the 106th district. It is a privilege…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Bennett comments about ‘No’ vote on police bill in Illinois House

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Legislature called into ‘lame duck’ session; Some details on vaccines

House to meet on Friday After refusing to call the House back into session for months during the pandemic, Speaker Madigan has announced that there will be a ‘lame duck’…

Friday, December 18, 2020
Goodbye to 2020

Historic year draws to a close This year began with the usual optimism about a fresh start and the potential for positive changes. Back in January we were talking about…

Friday, December 11, 2020
IDES still in need of action; Planning for vaccine distribution

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Call for special session on coronavirus; Outbreak at veterans’ home

House Republicans call for special session on coronavirus response plans This week should have been the second week of the fall session of the Illinois General Assembly, but House Speaker…

Friday, November 20, 2020
Pandemic continues to worsen; Madigan allies indicted

Coronavirus outbreak continues worsening in Illinois One week ago the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 15,415 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois in a single day – a new…

Friday, November 13, 2020
Fall session cancelled; Madigan investigation remains stalled

Fall veto session cancelled I am disappointed to report that the fall session of the General Assembly has been cancelled. We were scheduled to meet next week and the week…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
BIG program slow to provide help; Contact tracing figures released

Business Interruption Grant program slow to provide assistance A report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has shown that the state has been slow to help…

Friday, October 30, 2020
Poor rating for IDES; IHSA bringing back basketball

Department of Employment Security gets negative performance review The Better Government Association (BGA) has released a study finding that the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) was not prepared for…