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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Rep. Bennett named to House Republican leadership team

SPRINGFIELD –State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) has been named to the House Republican leadership team and will serve as an Assistant Republican Leader in the 102nd General Assembly. “I…


Friday, January 22, 2021
Moving toward more re-openings; More details on vaccinations

Illinois begins re-opening again Illinois has finally begun taking steps forward again in getting back open for business. After coronavirus case numbers went up in the fall and then declined…


Friday, January 15, 2021
New General Assembly; New House Speaker

New 102nd General Assembly sworn in I was honored on Wednesday to once again take the oath of office as the representative from the 106th district. It is a privilege…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Bennett comments about ‘No’ vote on police bill in Illinois House

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Legislature called into ‘lame duck’ session; Some details on vaccines

House to meet on Friday After refusing to call the House back into session for months during the pandemic, Speaker Madigan has announced that there will be a ‘lame duck’…


Friday, December 18, 2020
Goodbye to 2020

Historic year draws to a close This year began with the usual optimism about a fresh start and the potential for positive changes. Back in January we were talking about…


Friday, December 11, 2020
IDES still in need of action; Planning for vaccine distribution

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Call for special session on coronavirus; Outbreak at veterans’ home

House Republicans call for special session on coronavirus response plans This week should have been the second week of the fall session of the Illinois General Assembly, but House Speaker…


Friday, November 20, 2020
Pandemic continues to worsen; Madigan allies indicted

Coronavirus outbreak continues worsening in Illinois One week ago the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 15,415 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois in a single day – a new…


Friday, November 13, 2020
Fall session cancelled; Madigan investigation remains stalled

Fall veto session cancelled I am disappointed to report that the fall session of the General Assembly has been cancelled. We were scheduled to meet next week and the week…