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Monday, January 25, 2016
Rep. Wheeler: Governor acts to modernize Illinois’ Information Technology

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego), a 25-year small business owner of an information technology consulting firm, applauded Governor Bruce Rauner’s action today to create the new Illinois Department…


Friday, January 22, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: January 22

FY16 Budget ·         University of Illinois: declining State credit levying a cost on taxpayers.  Illinois is ranked 50th of 50 in terms of its financial probity and ability to repay…


Friday, January 15, 2016
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: January 15

Budget – Illinois Bond Sale ·         $480 million in new State debt sold on Wall Street.   Proceeds from the package of borrowings, or “tranche,” will be dedicated to the physical…


Thursday, January 14, 2016
Get Involved! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

This coming Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Serve Illinois, the state’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, is encouraging Illinoisans to get involved and make a…


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Rep. Wheeler tours industrial machine facility

Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) recently toured an industrial machine facility in Itasca, whose new distributor is Machine Tool Diagnostics in Montgomery, Illinois; right here in the 50th District. Rep. Wheeler spoke…


Monday, January 11, 2016
VIDEO: Get to know Rep. Keith Wheeler

Get to know State Rep. Keith Wheeler in this legislator profile from the Illinois News Network.


Friday, January 1, 2016
2016 Ushers In New State Laws

237 new state laws took effect on Friday, January 1 in Illinois. Unfortunately, a balanced budget is not among them. Several of the new laws affect children, veterans and the…


Friday, December 11, 2015
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: December 11

FY16 Budget ·         Legislative leaders meet with Governor Rauner for second round of budget talks.  The second week of budget talks took place behind closed doors in Chicago on Tuesday,…


Friday, December 4, 2015
Week In Review: December 4

FY16 Budget ·         Governor Rauner, legislative leaders hold budget summit; December cash flow affects talks.  The summit, which included House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, was held on Tuesday, December 1…


Thursday, December 3, 2015
Illinois News Network: House passes measure to free local funds; Unemployment Insurance measure passed

By Greg BishopHouse passes measure to free local funds and more A measure to provide money to local governments, winners of the Illinois Lottery and funds for veterans homes across…