Friday, June 11, 2021
Phase 5; Map Lawsuit; Session to Reconvene; State Fairs

Illinois Moves into Phase 5 After a year of lockdowns and heavy restrictions, Illinois will now move into Phase 5 of the state’s reopening plan. This is the final phase…

Friday, June 4, 2021
Spring Session Comes to a Close

Spring Session Comes to a Close The Illinois House of Representatives came to early Tuesday morning. It was another spring of bad policy and poor leadership from the House Democrats….

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Maps; SJRCA11; Ethics Reform; Bad Bills

Update on Legislative Maps 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…

Friday, May 21, 2021
IDES; School Choice; Israel; Update from the Farm

Ongoing Failures at IDES 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 the…

Friday, May 14, 2021
Update from the Farm; HJR17; FOID; Reimagine Illinois

Update from the Farm Corn is planted and off to a good start, stands to look great. Hit a stretch of rainy weather. Bean planting is delayed but we hope…

Friday, May 7, 2021
HJR17; Pension Costs; Legislative Maps

HJR17 is Held Up A new report from ABC7 in Chicago has highlighted the worsening situation with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. It has gotten to the point where…

Friday, April 30, 2021
Fair Map Flip Flop; FOID Cards; Bills

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

Friday, April 23, 2021
Redistricting Update; Dem’s Bad Bills; Term Limits

Republican Leaders Talk Dem Hypocrisy On Wednesday, Republican Leader Jim Durkin, and Representatives Spain, Brady, and Butler called into question Democrat’s beliefs in a fair, bipartisan mapping process. Democrat leaders…

Friday, April 16, 2021
Redistricting; EIU; Legislation; President Trump

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

Friday, April 9, 2021
Fiscal Responsibility; Vaccinations; Legislation

House Republicans Push for Fiscal Responsibility. Reimagine Illinois, the comprehensive package of reform proposals issued by House Republicans in spring 2021, calls for responsible fiscal leadership for our state. Illinois…