Friday, October 28th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 28

Budget – Unpaid Bills ·         State of Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills hovers above $9 billion.  As of Wednesday, October 26, the State was in possession of more than $9.1…

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 21

State Government – Cutting the Red Tape Initiative ·         Governor Rauner issues executive order creating Illinois Competitiveness Council.  Governor Bruce Rauner has announced a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth…

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 14

Budget – Debt Refinancing ·         Underwriters agree to help refinance some Illinois debt.  The $600 million in variable-rate bonds that will be refinanced are stapled to a set of “crocodile”…

Monday, October 10th, 2016
In the News: Lawmaker wants tougher punishment for stealing from charities

By Susan Sarkauskas The Daily Herald Tears come to the eyes of state Rep. Keith Wheeler when he talks about how as much as $200,000 is missing, presumably stolen, from…