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Monday, July 20, 2020
Rep. Wheeler, Rep. Welter call for investigation on cost to ratepayers of ComEd bribery scandal

State Representatives Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and David Allen Welter (R-Morris) are calling for a joint hearing of the House Public Utilities and Energy & Environment Committees to investigate the lobbying…


Friday, July 17, 2020
Rep. Wheeler statement on Speaker Madigan and federal bribery charges against ComEd

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois filed bribery charges in federal court against ComEd…


Friday, July 10, 2020
Rep. Wheeler’s 2020 Legislative Review

The first half of 2020 is in the books. While this year’s spring legislative session was cut short by COVID-19, key action was taken on a wide range of issues…


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sen. Oberweis, Rep. Wheeler to host Blood Drive July 21 in Elburn

ELBURN – Citizens wishing to donate blood will have an opportunity at a free “Together We Can Save Lives” Blood Drive July 21 in Elburn hosted by State Sen. Jim…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Statement from Rep. Keith Wheeler

The murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer while he was already in custody is disturbing and sickening to me and demands full justice and accountability.  Charging all…


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…