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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Rep. Wheeler Applauds Commitment to Statewide Broadband Expansion

Gov. Pritzker Announces $50 Million First Round of Matching Funds in Statewide Broadband Expansion Governor JB Pritzker announced today that the state releasing $50 million in funding for the first…


Monday, April 29, 2019
Injured Aurora Police Officers Honored at Celebration of Courage Recognition Ceremony

Rep. Wheeler presented House Resolution 177 and Certificates of Recognition to all five Aurora police officers wounded during the Henry Pratt Shooting State Representative Keith Wheeler (R –Oswego) presented House…


Thursday, August 31, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 31

BUDGET – EDUCATION FUNDING ·         Historic education funding reform passes.  The new school funding formula moves towards an “evidence-based” model based on practices followed in many other states.  Illinois’ 852…


Friday, June 16, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: June 16

BUDGET ·         Republican Legislators Present Compromise Balanced Budget Plan.  House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Senate Republican Caucus Whip Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), Assistant Senate Republican Leader Jason Barickman…


Friday, June 9, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: June 9

Budget ·         COGFA report shows slight uptick in total Illinois tax revenue.  The monthly report by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) showed State general funds tax receipts…


Friday, June 2, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: June 2

Budget – General Assembly ·         Democrats fail to enact budget.  Here we go again. We’ve reached the May 31st session deadline and once again, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly has failed…


Friday, May 12, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: May 12

Budget ·         Fresh thinking will fix Illinois.  House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno For too long, Springfield politicians have been stuck in the past. They think…


Friday, May 5, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: May 5

Budget – Thompson Center ·         Selling the JRTC a win-win for Illinois taxpayers and Chicago schools.  Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and House Minority…


Friday, April 21, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: April 21

Economy – Unemployment Rate ·         Illinois unemployment rate drops below 5.0 percent.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported this week that the jobless rate dropped 50 basis points…


Friday, April 7, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: April 7

Budget – Stopgap ·         House Democrats advance irresponsible stopgap spending plan.  It is disappointing, but not surprising, that Democrats once again rammed another stopgap spending plan through the House –…