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Friday, December 3, 2021
Inflation relief proposal; conservation task force

House Republicans propose inflation relief tax credit If you have been to the grocery store lately you have seen the effect that inflation is having on our wallets. A year…


Friday, November 19, 2021
Heating assistance available; A warning on inflation

Help with home heating available As we move into the coldest months of the year, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is reminding Illinoisans that utility bill assistance remains…


Friday, November 12, 2021
Around the district; new application for state universities

Touring the 106th District With the legislative session wrapped up for the year I have had the opportunity to travel around the district visiting with our small business owners, first…


Friday, November 5, 2021
School report card; new Congressional districts

Happy Friday to everyone, and thank you to all those who have checked in over the past couple of hectic weeks during the fall veto session of the House of…


Friday, October 29, 2021
Parental notification; Health Care Right of Conscience

‘No’ vote on repeal of Parental Notification of Abortion Act Late on Wednesday night the House of Representatives voted to repeal Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Act. I voted against…


Friday, October 22, 2021
Unconstitutional maps struck down; Unemployment insurance debt

Federal court strikes down unconstitutional district map On Tuesday a federal three-judge panel agreed with plaintiffs who sued claiming that the gerrymandered legislative district map passed by Democrats in the…


Friday, October 15, 2021
Positive revenue report; Public safety task force

September revenue report looks good, but warns of storm clouds on the horizon The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) has issued its report on the revenues collected by…


Friday, October 8, 2021
State Fair attendance rebounds; Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Illinois State Fair approaches attendance record The attendance figures are in from August’s Illinois State Fair and they show a significant rebound. Like so many other summer fairs and festivals,…


Friday, October 1, 2021
Eviction moratorium expiring; Unemployment down

Illinois eviction moratorium set to end this weekend On Sunday the eviction moratorium in Illinois will come to an end. Governor Pritzker issued the final extension of the moratorium in…


Friday, September 24, 2021
Safety on the farm; FOID/CCL backlogs improving

National Farm Safety Week in Illinois This week is National Farm Safety Week and the theme for this year is “Farm Safety Yields Real Results.” We rely on our farmers…