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Friday, April 29, 2022
State Rep. David Friess’ Weekly Update – 4/29/22

Discussion about the Pierre Menard Home Today I met with Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director Natalie Finnie to discuss the Pierre Menard home in Randolph County. The historical site…


Friday, April 22, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 4/22/2022

Session Adjourned The Illinois House and Senate held its final week of the scheduled 2022 spring session and then adjourned in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 9. The…


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Friess to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Event

On Monday, April 18th, Rep. David Friess (R-Red Bud) will be hosting a Prescription Drug Drop Off in partnership with the Sparta Police Department. This FREE event will take place…


Monday, April 11, 2022
Budget is Nothing More than Smoke and Mirrors

State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) released the following statement after the Illinois Democrats passed a $45 billion budget late Friday night: “Last year when I was sworn into office,…


Friday, April 1, 2022
Rep. David Friess’ Week in Review – 4/1/22

Budget Update As Democrats continue negotiating how to spend taxpayer dollars for the coming fiscal year, Republicans say millions of their constituents across Illinois are being snubbed. The spring session…


Friday, March 18, 2022
Rep. David Friess’ Week in Review – 3/18/22

DCFS The purpose of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is to care for kids in Illinois and they have continually fallen short in that purpose. Governor…


Friday, March 11, 2022
Rep. David Friess’ Week in Review – 3/11/22

Session Update This past week saw limited floor action as bills have begun to arrive from the Senate. These bills must move through their respective committees before moving to the…


Friday, March 4, 2022
Rep. David Friess’ Weekly Update – 3/4/22

Session Update Friday marked the deadline for the 3rd Reading of House Bills. One of the busier weeks each spring, the House was in session until 11 pm Thursday. Friday…


Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Former Speaker Madigan Indicted on Corruption Charges

Springfield, IL… Wednesday afternoon, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan. In response, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) offered the following…


Friday, February 25, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 2/24/2022

Session Update This past week saw a lot of floor action in the House. Legislation from both sides of the aisle passed and now await for arrival in the Senate….