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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Updates from the First Day of the Special Session

The Governor’s emergency rule targeting small businesses with a Class A Misdemeanor was withdrawn. However, Sen. Bill Cunningham has said he plans to file legislation instead. I’ll provide an update…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Weber Glad to See Rule Threatening Small Biz Withdrawn

Following public outcry and pressure from Republicans in the General Assembly about an emergency rule to penalize small businesses with a Class A Misdemeanor, the Pritzker administration withdrew the rule…


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Lake County Authorizes Deferred Property Tax Payments Due to COVID-19

From the Lake County Treasurer’s Office: The Lake County Board passed an ordinance for deferred payment of property taxes without penalties as a result of hardship due to the economic…


Friday, May 8, 2020
E-check Fees Waived to Renew Driver’s License, State ID, Vehicle Registration

In an effort to further encourage online transactions with the Secretary of State’s office at www.cyberdriveillinois.com, The Secretary of State and State Treasurer have worked to waive the payment processor…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Petition – It’s Time for the General Assembly to Get Back in Session

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the nation and our state.   As a co-equal branch of government, the General Assembly has the responsibility to debate the…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Ten Priorities for Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded and the March Stay at Home was put into place, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin took the long view creating an internal Economic Recovery Working…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
House Republicans Propose Safe, Regional Economic Recovery Plan

The next phase of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic is to repair the economic devastation it has wrought in its wake. It is a monumental effort that will only be successful…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.  Workers who believe they may be eligible for new…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Rep. Weber Reacts to Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan

Following yesterday’s announcement by Governor JB Pritzker of a phased reopening plan based on four regions of the state, State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) issued the following statement: “At first glance,…


Monday, May 4, 2020
Rep. Weber Statement on Unexpected Passing of Crystal Lake Mayor

State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa), who represents the 64th District that includes the northern part of Crystal Lake, issued the following statement mourning the unexpected passing of longtime Crystal…