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Friday, May 14, 2021
LaSalle Veterans; Prairie du Rocher; Bills; Vaccinations; Reimagine

LaSalle Veterans Home This week, the Veterans Affairs Committee held hearings on last fall’s COVID outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. The outbreak, which killed 36 of our veterans, was…


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…


Friday, May 7, 2021
Pritzker Visits WSRC; Secret Rooms; Bridge Phase

Governor Pritzker Visits Sparta On Tuesday, Governor Pritzker visited the district to announce a new mobile vaccination site at the Worldwide Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta. He followed the…


Friday, April 30, 2021
Governor Flip Flops; Congressional Change; FOID Cards

Governor Pritzker Flip Flops on Fair Maps In 2018, then governor candidate J.B. Pritzker was asked, “Will you pledge as governor to veto any state legislative map proposal that is…


Saturday, April 24, 2021
First Bill; Redistricting; Term Limits

First Bill Passes out of the House My first piece of legislation has passed out of the House. HB1755 allows the Kaskaskia Regional Port District, and similar port districts throughout the state,…


Friday, April 23, 2021
Rep. Friess Expands Kaskaskia Port District’s Ability to Apply for State and Federal Grants

SPRINGFIELD…State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) recently passed his first piece of legislation out of the House of Representatives. The legislation allows the Kaskaskia Regional Port District to apply for…


Friday, April 16, 2021
Redistricting; LaSalle Veterans Home; Trailer Fees

Republicans Discuss Redistricting Efforts On Monday, my Republican colleagues, Representatives Avery Bourne and Tim Butler were joined by Congressman Rodney Davis to discuss the ongoing redistricting hearings that are currently…


Friday, April 9, 2021
Hazardous Waste Collection; Fiscal Responsibility; Vaccinations

IPEA to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day The Illinois EPA will host a one-day event at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 22nd from 8 am to 3…


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Metro East GOP Lawmakers Reveal Plan to ‘Reimagine Illinois’

On Monday Illinois State Representatives Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg), and David Friess (R-Red Bud) revealed their House Republican caucus’ new comprehensive platform called Reimagine Illinois. A four-point plan…


Thursday, March 18, 2021
Metro East Representatives Friess, Elik, and Meier to Host Virtual Town Hall

Illinois State Representatives David Friess (R-Red Bud), Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg), and Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host a Facebook LIVE town hall on Wednesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. The Metro…