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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Governor Signs ‘Cocktails to Go’ Bill Sponsored by Rep. Weber

Among the legislative victories of the special session was the overwhelming support of legislation to allow bars and restaurants to sell pre-made cocktails for pick-up or delivery as part of…


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Vehicle Emissions Testing Resumes

Emissions testing resumed June 1 at most Illinois Air Team testing locations. Vehicle registration expiration dates have been extended without penalty for at least 90 days. In order to manage traffic…


Tuesday, June 2, 2020
SBDC Receives $7.3 Million to Help Illinois Small Biz

Last week the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Illinois Small Business Development…


Monday, June 1, 2020
Child Care Phased-in Reopening

While many child care homes and centers have been open and providing emergency care to the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the majority of licensed…


Friday, May 29, 2020
The Weber Wire: Reviewing the Historic Special Session

For the historic four-day special session, the House convened at the Bank of Springfield (BoS) Center in downtown Springfield, and the Senate met at the Capitol. We wore masks, practiced…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Driver Services Facilities to Reopen in June

The Secretary of State will be begin opening Driver Services facilities on June 1 with a phase-in plan. Services in June and July will focus ONLY on new drivers, customers with expired…


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Toolkits to Help Businesses Reopen

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has developed a free tool kit to help employers implement the Restore Illinois Phase 3, Guidelines for Safely Reopening Businesses. The business toolkit includes signage,…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Video – Rep. Weber Calls Out Contradictions of “Restore Illinois” Plan

Speaking during debate on House Bill 2135, Rep. Weber joined Republican colleagues in calling out the contradictions of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan and for Democrats in the legislature to…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Rep. Weber Bill Provides Property Tax Relief to Seniors & Veterans

SPRINGFIELD – As the Illinois House of Representatives holds a special session in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) has filed legislation to provide property…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Weber, Republicans Demand Answers to IDES Data Breach

State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) and several House Republicans send letter seeking answers to data breach at the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). “On Friday, May 15, the…