Saturday, April 10, 2021
Fair Maps, COVID Vaccinations, Around the District

Illinois Senate & House Republicans Introduce the People’s Independent Maps Act  As Democrats in the House and Senate hold simultaneous redistricting hearings that hinder public input, Republicans in the House…

Friday, April 9, 2021
April Salary Donation Dedicated to Paxton Food Pantry

I am donating the increase of my paycheck this month to UMC Pastor John Hauck and Cara Fitton of the Hands of Christ Food Pantry in Paxton.  Thank you for…

Friday, April 9, 2021
U.S Capitol Flag Flying over Iroquois County Youth Center

I was honored to present a USA Flag to Michael Johnson and the Iroquois County Youth Center in Watseka.  This flag was flown over both the State and National Capitals….

Thursday, April 1, 2021
SOS deadlines extended; Slight decline in unemployment

Secretary of State extends expiration dates to August 1; encourages use of online service Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has extended the expiration dates of driver licenses and ID…

Friday, March 26, 2021
Vaccine eligibility expands; Remote learning bill passes committee

Vaccine eligibility to expand April 12 As more coronavirus vaccines have been produced and made available for states, Illinois has been able to vaccinate more of the state’s high-risk individuals…

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…