Monday, August 29th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler: Stiffen penalties for nonprofit theft

NORTH AURORA – State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) has filed new legislation to increase criminal penalties for those convicted of theft from a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, signaling a…

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 26

General Assembly – Redistricting ·         Independent Maps referendum language thrown out by Illinois Supreme Court.  The 4-3 decision, which fell along partisan lines, found that the Independent Maps amendment to…

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
In the News: Rep. Wheeler bill tightens penalties for non-profit thieves

By Tony ScottKendall County Record A local legislator and former board chairman for the Kendall County Food Pantry wants those convicted of theft from non-profit organizations punished more severely. Rep….

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 19

Health – Affordable Care Act ·         Aetna withdraws from Obamacare individual marketplace in Illinois.  The withdrawal follows the financial failure of ACA cooperative Land of Lincoln Health, and leaves an…

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Governor Rauner Signs Bills Honoring Gold Star Families, Increasing Services to Illinois Veterans

Governor Bruce Rauner on Sunday took action on several bills as part of Veterans Day at the 2016 Illinois State Fair. The bills strengthen Illinois’ commitment to our veterans and…

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 12

Health care – Zika virus ·         Public health trackers have now counted 46 cases of Zika infection in Illinois.  The report from the Illinois Department of Public Health states that…

Friday, August 5th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler appointed to key state oversight panel

NORTH AURORA – State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) has been appointed to the state’s legislative oversight committee of rules used to implement new and existing laws across all state agencies;…