Friday, December 28th, 2018
New Laws for 2019

Immediately upon ringing in the New Year, 253 new laws will become effective in 2019 that have wide ranging impact. Here are few of those laws families should know about: Children under…

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: December 21

FAMILIES Illinois State Police describe new guidance for families concerning child car seats.  For most families, the most important feature of the new guidance from Illinois law enforcement is the…

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: December 14

GENERAL ASSEMBLY General Assembly takes step to reduce administrative expenses, consolidate operations.  Under the setup in place in Springfield’s Capitol Complex heading into Fiscal Year 2019, the Illinois General Assembly…

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: December 7

PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH Funeral services held, National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.  George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away at…

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler pays tribute to local WWII veteran

State Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, speaks in support of House Resolution 1309 honoring the life of the late Donald Leroy “Don” Thompson of Montgomery, Illinois (1920-2018), a Naval Aviator during…

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 16

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Jim Durkin re-elected as House Republican Leader.  The 57-year-old Durkin has led the House Republican Caucus since 2013. Leader Durkin was re-elected unanimously by his House Republican colleagues…

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 2

BUDGET      State revenue up in October. The monthly report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) monitors State cash flow and economic trends.  The CGFA numbers depict continued healthy revenue…

Friday, October 26th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 26

EDUCATION State Board of Education approves recommendations to expand and diversify highly qualified teacher workforce.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has approved specific recommendations to expand and diversify…

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Rep. Wheeler recognized by Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has presented State Representative Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, with their “Champion of Free Enterprise” award in recognition of his voting record during the 2017-2018 legislative session….

Friday, October 19th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 19

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate matches record low.  The 4.1% unemployment figure reported by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) matches the lowest number ever posted for this figure, a…

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