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Friday, June 5, 2020
Essential workers protected as Governor signs bipartisan workers comp / unemployment insurance changes into law

Governor JB Pritzker signed a bipartisan bill into law on Friday negotiated on behalf of Republicans by Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, during the recent emergency special session…


Friday, May 29, 2020
Rep. Wheeler statement on Governor Pritzker lifting restrictions on places of worship

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement today following news Thursday evening that Governor JB Pritzker has lifted all restrictions on places of worship previously subject…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Wheeler statement on FY21 State Budget

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement today after the General Assembly voted to approve a state budget for FY 2021: “While there was an encouraging…


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…


Friday, April 17, 2020
Share your ideas on how we can get Illinois working again

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families across the state and our country. Jobs, schools, childcare, health care, businesses, really all aspects of our lives, have been affected.  It will take…


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…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Emergency Rules filed for FOID and CCL renewals

The Illinois State Police have filed emergency rules to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic: