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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Pritzker to not hold school funding hostage to his tax hike

In his annual budget address this year, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed withholding $150 million of state funds for local K-12 schools unless voters approve his income tax hike in the November elections….


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Video – Rep. Weber on Budget: Wrong to Hold Ed. Funding Hostage

Following Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address, State Rep. Tom Weber lauded the commitment to address DCFS problems, but expressed serious concerns about the Governor’s suggestion to hold education funding hostage without…


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Weber: Gov.’s Budget Proposal Lacks Necessary Reforms

Today, Governor JB Pritzker gave his Budget Address to a joint session of the 101st General Assembly. State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) released the following statement in response: “Illinois…


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Rep. Weber files AJ Freund Act to Reform DCFS

During a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol, State Representative Tom Weber presented the AJ Freund Act to reform the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Weber, House Republicans Call for DCFS Reform

During a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol, State Representatives Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa), Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) presented several pieces of legislation to reform the…


Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The Weber Wire: New Session, New Legislation & More

Pritzker delivers State of the State address. In an annual tradition, a joint session of the General Assembly listened to the State of the State address by Gov. Pritzker on…


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Weber Holds Meeting to Address Flooding Along Fox River and Chain O’Lakes

On February 7, State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) held a meeting of officials to address high water and flooding problems for communities along the waterway of the Fox River…


Monday, February 10, 2020
Advocacy Groups Sue State Police Over FOID Card Backlog

The lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation was filed on Monday, February 3. Many gun owners have noticed that the State Police is getting slower…


Friday, February 7, 2020
Op-Ed: Property Tax Relief, Combating Corruption & DCFS Reform Vital this Spring

Over the past several weeks, my colleagues and I have been drafting new legislation and determining which legislation filed in 2019 we want to prioritize for the new session. The…


Thursday, February 6, 2020
Weber: Franks Allegation & Culture of Abuse Must Stop

Last Friday, news broke that on January 29 a search warrant conducted by the Illinois State Police (ISP) was sent to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s office to investigate alleged…