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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Chester Bridge Rehab Continues

SIKESTON—Work to rehabilitate the Chester Bridge is underway. The bridge spans the Mississippi River, connecting the cities of Perryville, Missouri, and Chester, Illinois via MO Route 51/IL Route 150. The…

Friday, August 5, 2022
MoDOT Shortlists Four Teams for Chester Bridge Design-Build Project

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Chester Bridge project, which will replace the Route 51 bridge over the Mississippi…

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Edgar Fellows Program Welcomes 10th Class

URBANA — Forty emerging, public policy leaders from across Illinois have been selected to be part of the 10th annual Edgar Fellows Program and will gather in Champaign August 7…

Monday, May 9, 2022
Friess Has Two Bills Signed into Law

Springfield… Through a cooperative and bipartisan effort in Springfield this year, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) led two bills through the General Assembly with wide, bipartisan support. The new…

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Friess Seeks Transparency in Fire Department Hiring

SPRINGFIELD, IL…In response to recent reports of a convicted arson being made chief of a small-town fire department, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) filed legislation to combat this type…

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Governor Lifts Mask Mandate, Rep. David Friess Issues Response

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced plans to remove the mask mandate throughout the state beginning on February 28th with the exception of schoolchildren….

Monday, December 6, 2021
Rep. Friess Hosts 1st Annual Share-A-Toy Donation Drive

RED BUD, IL… As Christmas fast approaches, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) has announced his 1st Annual Share-A-Toy Donation Drive. The drive will benefit families in need, and Rep….

Thursday, October 28, 2021
House Makes Changes to Health Care Right of Conscience Act

SPRINGFIELD, IL… In late-night floor action Wednesday the Illinois House of Representatives voted and passed SB1169, a bill to change language in the Health Care Right of Conscience Act. The…

Friday, October 15, 2021
Chester Food Pantry Takes Home the Bacon

CHESTER, IL… In honor of October being National Pork Month, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) invited representatives to nominate a food pantry in their legislative district for a chance…

Monday, May 10, 2021
Bills on the Move as Spring Session Enters May

SPRINGFIELD… With the first spring session of the 102nd General Assembly quickly heading toward the final stretch, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) is working hard to advance legislation that…