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…

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, September 28th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: September 28

TAXES The Tax Foundation issues mixed rating for Illinois’ tax structure.  The Washington-based nonpartisan study institute monitors the tax laws of all 50 states, and issues comparative rankings based on…

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: September 21

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate matches lowest on record.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Thursday that the unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls…

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

HURRICANE FLORENCE· Illinois prepared to assist states impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Governor Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that Illinois is prepared to provide personnel and other support to states that may…

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

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Mike Marron sworn in as 104thDistrict State Representative.  Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron was sworn-in Friday to serve as the new 104th District State Representative. Marron is…

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 31

AGRICULTURE Ag-boosting measures signed into law.  At the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Industrial Hemp Act, Senate Bill 2298, adding Illinois to a growing…

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 24

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Rep. Helene Miller Walsh appointed to 51st House District seat.  With her business experience, passion for public service, and commitment to fighting for her community, Representative Helene Miller…

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 17

JOBS Illinois’ unemployment rate drops to 4.2%.  The numbers also showed that Illinois’ economy created 3,700 new nonfarm payroll jobs in July 2018.  The new 4.2% unemployment figure approaches the…

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: August 10

STATE GOVERNMENT   New law brings hundreds of state jobs back to Sangamon County.  Gov. Bruce Rauner followed through with his promise to bring state jobs back to the capital…

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