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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Safety Tips for Halloween

The celebration of Halloween has been around for more than a thousand years. Originally a religious observance, today Halloween is considered a holiday for dress-up and fun, especially for children. By…


Thursday, October 26, 2023
National Day of the Deployed

God bless all those serving overseas this National Day of the Deployed. Let us honor our nation’s heroes and recognize the sacrifices of our servicemembers and their loved ones during…


Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Women’s Leadership Initiative Midway Luncheon

The Women’s Leadership Initiative continues to foster meaningful connections and promote women’s leadership in our community. The WLI recently held a Midway Luncheon, a special event that provides an opportunity…


Monday, October 23, 2023
Veto Session Preview

Here’s a quick look at some of the issues we are expected to take up in veto session this week.  https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2023/10/19/illinois-general-assembly-veto-sessnuclear-moratorium-rent-control-a-on-illinois-veto-session-agenda/70775342007/


Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Rep Friess’ 3rd Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Contest

Parents, post your goblins, ghouls, witches, or whatever they have decided to be for Halloween this year. The winner will receive a family 4 pack of attraction passes to “The…


Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Rep. Friess Meets with President of Illinois FOP and Menard Correctional Center Officials

Rep. Friess enjoyed meeting with Scot Ward (President of Illinois FOP Corrections Lodge), Rick Hepp (President of Afscme local, Menard CC), and Erin Perry (Secretary at Afscme local, Menard CC)…


Monday, October 16, 2023
National School Bus Safety Week

Nearly every day, millions of children across the United States line up to ride the bus to school. The school bus is one of the safest modes of transportation, but…


Friday, October 13, 2023
Women’s Small Business Month-Celebrating Amy Mills

With it being Women’s Small Business Month, Rep. Friess would like to give a shout out to Amy Mills, owner of 17th Street Barbecue in Murphysboro. Her unmatched culinary skills…


Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Standing with Israel

On Saturday, October 7th, Hamas executed an unprecedented surprise assault on Israel. Thousands of rockets were launched into Israel bombing civilian locations, killing hundreds and wounding thousands of innocent people….


Monday, October 9, 2023
Happy Columbus Day

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Wishing all a happy Columbus Day.