Friday, March 19, 2021
Reimagining Illinois; Another bill out of committee

House Republicans call to “Reimagine Illinois” This week the House Republicans introduced a package of bills entitled “Reimagine Illinois,” a wholesale effort to make the changes in state government to…

Friday, March 12, 2021
House Republicans call for joint committee hearing on school re-opening

Friday, March 12, 2021
Resolution opposes new graduated tax; Calling for school re-opening

Resolution filed to oppose new graduated tax effort I am among the co-sponsors of House Resolution 135, which expresses opposition to any effort to bring back the graduated income tax…

Friday, March 5, 2021
Bills start moving through committee; Corruption in Illinois

Illinois holds first virtual committee hearings to move legislation Due to the pandemic a change was made to the rules of the House of Representatives for the 102nd General Assembly…

Friday, March 5, 2021
Legislators, school leaders call for increased capacity limits at sporting events

Many of our local high school sports teams have re-started their seasons as coronavirus cases have declined in our area. But they are still playing in front of nearly empty…

Friday, February 26, 2021
Governor signs police overhaul bill; Ongoing difficulty at IDES

Governor signs House Bill 3653, policing overhaul bill On Monday Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law, enacting controversial legislation which dramatically changes policing in Illinois and which a…

Friday, February 19, 2021
Governor proposes budget; More legislation introduced

Governor proposes new state budget Governor Pritzker delivered his 2021 budget address on Wednesday. He is once again proposing an unbalanced budget based on hypothetical revenues and tax hikes. This…

Thursday, February 11, 2021
House stumbles out of the starting block; New legislation introduced

House gets off to a disappointing start The House met for a single day this week to get organized for the 2021 legislative session. The first item on the agenda…

Friday, February 5, 2021
Calling for veto of police bill; Session days cancelled

Urging a veto of dangerous bill which changes policing House Republicans are calling on Governor Pritzker to veto House Bill 3653, a measure passed in the closing minutes of the…

Friday, January 29, 2021
Leadership appointment; Opposing another tax increase

Named to House Republican leadership team I was honored this week to be selected by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin as a member of his leadership team for the upcoming…