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Friday, July 23, 2021
Telehealth; Unemployment Fraud; Deer Season; Blood Donations Needed

2021 Deer Hunting Avid hunters of the 116th District will be gearing up soon for the 2021 deer hunting cycle. An important aspect of this is limited public access to…


Monday, July 19, 2021
LIG Resigns; Violence in IL; Lemonade and Ice Cream

Top Ethics Officer Resigns We legislators are supposed to obey a series of laws and guidelines that govern our work, income, and conduct. Compliance with these laws and guidelines are overseen…


Friday, July 9, 2021
State Finances; Education Guidelines; Drivers’ Licenses; COVID-19

CGFA Updates State’s Finances  June 2021 marked the final month of FY21 in the State of Illinois. The FY21 fiscal year was marked by a sharp upswing in unusual and…


Sunday, July 4, 2021
Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July July 4, 1776, is the day that we celebrate Independence Day, which represents so much about the American story of freedom, bravery, and patriotism. As we celebrate…


Friday, June 25, 2021
Coal; Bills; Vaccine Lottery; U of I Vaccine Policy

More Coal Plants to Shutdown NRG Energy has announced two of their coal-fired power plants located in Romeoville and Waukegan, Illinois, will be soon shut down. These two plants combine…


Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday Session; Illinois Caverns; FOID/CCL Changes; New Holiday

House Holds Session Wednesday The House of Representatives reconvened Wednesday to take up several pieces of legislation leftover from Spring Session. One such piece was a fix for errors found…


Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Rep. Friess Statement on Budget Clean-Up Vote

Springfield, IL…Today Illinois House of Representatives voted to support Governor Pritzker’s amendatory veto of SB2800, the budget bill previously passed just after midnight on June 1st. State Representative David Friess…


Friday, June 11, 2021
HB1755; Phase 5; Map Lawsuit; Session; State Fairs Return

Kaskaskia Regional Port District Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk I filed HB1755 on February 11th to strengthen the Kaskaskia Regional Port District’s role in our state and national economy. The legislation allows…


Friday, June 4, 2021
Friess: Pritzker Breaks Promise on Maps

Springfield, IL… State Representative David Friess offered the following statement regarding Governor Pritzker’s signing of redistricting legislation: “Governor Pritzker, while he campaigned to be our governor, vowed to the people…


Friday, June 4, 2021
Spring Session Comes to a Close

Spring Session Comes to a Close The Illinois House of Representatives came to a close early Tuesday morning. It was another spring of bad policy and poor leadership from the…