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Friday, December 21, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: December 21

FAMILIES Illinois State Police describe new guidance for families concerning child car seats.  For most families, the most important feature of the new guidance from Illinois law enforcement is the…


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

GENERAL ASSEMBLY General Assembly takes step to reduce administrative expenses, consolidate operations.  Under the setup in place in Springfield’s Capitol Complex heading into Fiscal Year 2019, the Illinois General Assembly…


Friday, December 7, 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…


Thursday, November 29, 2018
Rep. Wheeler pays tribute to local WWII veteran

State Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, speaks in support of House Resolution 1309 honoring the life of the late Donald Leroy “Don” Thompson of Montgomery, Illinois (1920-2018), a Naval Aviator during…


Friday, November 16, 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, November 2, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 2

BUDGET      State revenue up in October. The monthly report from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) monitors State cash flow and economic trends.  The CGFA numbers depict continued healthy revenue…


Friday, October 26, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 26

EDUCATION State Board of Education approves recommendations to expand and diversify highly qualified teacher workforce.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has approved specific recommendations to expand and diversify…


Monday, October 22, 2018
Rep. Wheeler recognized by Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has presented State Representative Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, with their “Champion of Free Enterprise” award in recognition of his voting record during the 2017-2018 legislative session….


Friday, October 19, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 19

JOBS Illinois unemployment rate matches record low.  The 4.1% unemployment figure reported by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) matches the lowest number ever posted for this figure, a…


Friday, October 5, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 5

BUDGET CGFA releases State revenue numbers for September 2018. The Commission on Budget Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) is the nonpartisan budget-forecasting arm of the Illinois General Assembly.  Working with the…