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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Madigan investigation continues; CURE funding slow to be approved

Special Investigating Committee questions ComEd about Madigan bribery scheme The House Special Investigating Committee which is looking into a bribery scheme involving electric utility ComEd, which has also implicated House…


Friday, October 2, 2020
Action needed on FOID cards; Illinois’ regional unemployment

Calling for action on FOID cards This week I sent a letter to Governor Pritzker calling for action to reduce wait times for Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards. My office…


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5 million COVID tests conducted; Driver license deadline extended

Illinois has conducted five million COVID-19 tests The Illinois Department of Public Health announced last week that it had passed the 5 million mark in the number of COVID-19 tests…


Friday, September 25, 2020
Keeping kids safe in cars; Grants for child care providers

Child Passenger Safety Week This week is Child Passenger Safety Week and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is taking the time to remind parents and caregivers about the state’s…


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Farm safety reminder; Federal funds for lost wages

Safety on the roads This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and the National Safety Council is using the occasion to put a special focus on safety on…


Friday, September 18, 2020
Calls for public hearings into IDES; Governor prepares for budget cuts

Public hearings needed to look into IDES failures During the pandemic shutdown more than two million Illinoisans applied for unemployment assistance. This surge in applications hit Illinois’s unemployment agency, the…


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Madigan hearings begin; Funds for coronavirus response jobs

House investigation into Madigan begins On Thursday the Illinois House’s Special Investigating Committee met for the first time to begin its investigation of allegations surrounding House Speaker Michael Madigan. The committee…


Friday, September 11, 2020
Help for small businesses; Time running out to answer the Census

Help for small businesses For the past six months small businesses in Illinois have been getting hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting business shutdowns. As our economy…


Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Drive-thru coronavirus testing; donating the pay raise

Drive-thru coronavirus testing site open in Pontiac A drive-thru coronavirus testing site has opened at the OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center parking lot on Route 116…


Friday, September 4, 2020
Committee investigating Madigan; Metro-East mitigation

Petition filed for special investigating committee to look into Madigan allegations House Republican Leader Jim Durkin has filed a petition to have the House form a special investigating committee to…