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Friday, August 12, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 8/12/2022

Energy Bills Proposed to Stop Blackout Threats State Representative Dave Severin is sponsoring legislation that would dismantle the “Green New Deal” law passed by Chicago Democrats and signed by Gov….

Friday, August 5, 2022
MoDOT Shortlists Four Teams for Chester Bridge Design-Build Project

SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation has received Statements of Qualification from potential design-build teams for the Chester Bridge project, which will replace the Route 51 bridge over the Mississippi…

Friday, July 29, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 7/29/2022

Annual Red Bud Senior Fair – Tuesday, Aug. 2nd Tuesday morning, Senator Terri Bryant and I will once again hosting our annual Red Bud Senior Fair. This event provides an…

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Edgar Fellows Program Welcomes 10th Class

URBANA — Forty emerging, public policy leaders from across Illinois have been selected to be part of the 10th annual Edgar Fellows Program and will gather in Champaign August 7…

Monday, July 25, 2022
Rep. Friess and Sen. Bryant to Host Senior Fair in Red Bud on August 2

Red Bud…As part of an ongoing effort to reach seniors in the community, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) and State Senator Terri Bryant will host a free senior health…

Friday, July 15, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 7/15/2022

Eight Children in Eight Months Eight children have died since December while cases of neglect or abuse were under investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services. The DCFS director…

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Route 51 in Perry County Reduced for Chester Bridge Rehab

SIKESTON—Work to rehabilitate the Chester Bridge will soon get underway. The bridge spans the Mississippi River, connecting the cities of Perryville, Missouri and Chester, Illinois via MO Route 51/IL Route…

Friday, June 17, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 6/17/2022

Illinois Pays Out $2 Billion in Fraudulent Claims Fraudsters stole more than half the money paid out by the state from a special pandemic unemployment fund, pilfering nearly $2 billion…

Friday, June 10, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 6/10/2022

Gas Prices Continue to Rise Illinois is one of ten U.S. States currently sitting at gas rates of over $5/gallon. The dismal news, already familiar to many motorists, was made…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
MoDOT to Hold Community Briefing on Chester Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a community briefing to discuss future plans to replace the Chester Bridge. The bridge over the Mississippi River will be replaced using the…