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Friday, June 4, 2021
Pritzker breaks pledge, signs gerrymandered map

Governor signs unfair, partisan map after clearly pledging not to do so After repeatedly pledging to do the opposite, Governor Pritzker today signed House Bill 2777, the gerrymandered, partisan redistricting…


Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Spring session comes to a close; Budget adopted, Gerrymandered map passed

Illinois House completes spring session The House adjourned on Tuesday after finishing its spring session. Here is a quick recap of what was done (and not done) in the closing…


Friday, May 28, 2021
Friday morning update as legislative session enters the home stretch

House nears adjournment deadline The House is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on Monday May 31. After that date the state Constitution makes it more difficult to pass bills…


Friday, May 21, 2021
Changes to state mask mandate; Big crush of bills to end session

Most (but not all) state mask mandates lifted For more than a year we have been living under executive orders issued by the Governor with very little input from legislators…


Friday, May 14, 2021
Bridge phase of reopening starts today; Vaccination milestone

Illinois to enter bridge phase of re-opening today Illinois is taking one more step toward a full re-opening today as we move into the ‘Bridge to Phase 5’ stage of…


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!