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Friday, September 13, 2019
Mixed results in latest revenue report; donating the pay raise

Revenue report shows some mixed results The latest Illinois revenue numbers have been released, and the report shows some mixed results for the state. Income tax revenues were down, falling…


Friday, September 6, 2019
IEMA holds annual training summit

This week I attended the opening session of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s annual training summit in Springfield. It was a good opportunity for policymakers and emergency responders from around…


Friday, September 6, 2019
Improvements to FOID card renewals; Disaster aid requested for Woodford

State Police to improve FOID card renewal process In recent months I have heard from many constituents in the 106th district about the difficulty they have been having with renewing…


Friday, August 30, 2019
Visit with Ford County townships

It was nice to stop in and visit with the township commissioners from throughout Ford County a few nights ago at their meeting in Kempton. They are a good, hard-working…


Friday, August 30, 2019
Two more Bennett bills signed; IEPA warns about algae

Flood prevention, alternate teacher licensing bills become law Two more bills I sponsored in the House became law this week. House Bill 2583 was an idea which came out of…


Friday, August 23, 2019
Giving Springfield updates in El Paso and Hoopeston

My thanks to the El Paso Rotary Club and the Hoopeston Lions Club for giving me the opportunity to visit with each of them and provide a Springfield update. There…


Friday, August 23, 2019
Health care bills signed; Current road projects underway, more to come

Lyme disease, epi-pen legislation signed into law I was pleased to see Governor Pritzker signed two more pieces of legislation to help Illinoisans dealing with specific health care challenges. House…


Friday, August 16, 2019
Calling all photographers!

Introducing the Hometown in the Heartland photography contest This fall I am launching the “Hometown in the Heartland” 106th District Photo Contest. Winning photos will be displayed throughout all of…


Friday, August 9, 2019
Meeting with local chambers

It was nice to sit down with members of the local chambers of commerce from Vermilion and Iroquois counties last week at Greg’s Bar & Grill in Watseka. Alec Laird…


Friday, August 9, 2019
Getting a complete count for the Census; new rules for foster homes

Statewide census efforts picking up momentum Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census of the population of the entire United States of America….