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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…


Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Rep. Friess on Passing of FY22 Budget

Springfield, IL… State Representative David Friess offered this statement on the Democrat’s state budget passed Monday on a party-line vote: “The FY 2022 State budget that was just rammed through…


Sunday, May 30, 2021
House Urges IDES Offices to Reopen

Springfield, IL… On Saturday, the Illinois House of Representatives approved House Resolution 226 calling upon the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) to reopen their public-access public employment offices to…


Saturday, May 29, 2021
Maps; SJRCA11; Bad Bill of the Week

Legislative Maps Pass the House This past week, we saw a lot of activity surrounding the drawing of the new legislative districts. Democrats dropped the first map late afternoon on…


Friday, May 21, 2021
IDES; HB4082; Maps; COVID

IDES and Governor Pritzker’s Failure On Thursday, my colleagues, Reps. Ugaste, McLaughlin, Elik, and Sosnowski held a press conference to highlight the continued failure of the Pritzker Administration to fix…