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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Rep. Wheeler statement on Pritzker emergency rules criminalizing non-compliance with executive orders

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement today following news that Governor JB Pritzker filed new emergency rules on Friday that would make criminals of certain…


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Rep. Wheeler, colleagues propose action to level the playing field for small businesses during COVID-19

Amid the ongoing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, announced today that he will sponsor legislation to help support small businesses in…


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…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Bill Payment Deferment Programs Available

COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown has caused economic hardship for many Illinoisans. If you are facing tough economic times please know you are not alone and there are programs out…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Wheeler, Keicher Call for Immediate Remedies to Unemployment Failures at the Department of Employment Security

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, and State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, are calling on Governor JB Pritzker and state officials to rectify the failed unemployment system in Illinois…


Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act means to Illinoisans

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals, local…


Monday, March 23, 2020
Low-Interest Bridge Loans for Small Businesses on deck

Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic. The state treasurer’s office will make…


Thursday, February 13, 2020
Rep. Wheeler files bill to allow expectant mothers in third trimester to use handicap designated parking spots

State Representative Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, has filed new legislation to allow expectant mothers in their third trimester to obtain a free placard for their vehicle valid for 90 days permitting…


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Rep. Wheeler reaction to State of the State

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement today in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the…


Friday, November 8, 2019
Rep. Wheeler calls on General Assembly to act now on sweeping ethics reform

State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) signed on to co-sponsor a package of sweeping ethics reform legislation introduced by House Republicans this week to address recently-revealed corrupt behavior by members of…