Monday, May 18, 2020
Major overreach by the Governor; Data breach at IDES

Proposed rule would make opening early a Class A misdemeanor I was shocked to learn that the Governor had introduced a rule late on Friday which would criminally charge businesses…

Friday, May 15, 2020
Some session details; Help for the self-employed

Some more details on next week’s session On Wednesday, the House will begin a three-day special session to address issues related to the coronavirus outbreak. This is our first time…

Thursday, May 14, 2020
House called back to session; Another small business ready to open

House session to convene on Wednesday After more than two months on the sidelines, the Illinois House will re-convene next Wednesday, just eleven days before the scheduled end of session….

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Moving toward Phase Three; Dentist offices re-opening

Progress toward ‘Phase 3’ re-opening Last week Governor Pritzker announced a plan for re-opening Illinois. My House Republican colleagues and I have released our own plan, which we believe better…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
House Republicans propose safe economic recovery plan

The next phase of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic is to repair the economic devastation it has wrought in its wake. It is a monumental effort that will only be successful…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Regional differences; Coronavirus impact on nursing homes

Public Health figures show disparities between regions of the state At the start of this week, there had been 77,741 confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois, spread between 98 of the…

Monday, May 11, 2020
Session cancelled again; Re-opening small businesses

House session cancelled for this week Speaker Madigan has cancelled the four scheduled session days for this week, extending the time during which the House has been sidelined. We have…

Friday, May 8, 2020
Small businesses ready to re-open; Help needed for livestock farmers

Another local small business ready to re-open Syd & Sadie’s Boutique is a new small business in Gibson City owned by Theresa Rueck and her daughter. Theirs is a classic…

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Getting Illinois back open; Thank you nurses!

Where do we go from here? Yesterday I told you about the Governor’s plan for re-opening Illinois. I was glad to see him move toward a more regional approach. But…

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
New plan for re-opening Illinois; Thank you teachers!

Governor announces “Restore Illinois” plan to re-open state on regional basis For a few weeks now I have been among those calling on Governor Pritzker to adopt a regional approach…