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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Response to Exelon’s Announcement of Byron Plant Closure

I am deeply disappointed with today’s announcement that Exelon intends to close the Byron Nuclear Plant in September 2021. The plant is home to hundreds of good-paying jobs and contributes…


Thursday, July 23, 2020
IDES warning Illinoisans of unemployment benefits scam

An individual who has not filed an unemployment claim but has received a debit card or an unemployment insurance (UI) finding letter in the mail has most likely been the…


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Register: Employment Readiness Webinar

Learn how to structure and compile a standout resume. Hear tips on how to ace your next interview. Also, get your questions answered during the Q&A session following the webinar….


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Demmer, Keicher release statement on Project Ventus announcement

DeKalb….State Representatives Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) issued the following statement today upon the announcement that Facebook will build a new data center that will move into a…


Friday, June 26, 2020
House Republicans Appointed to Budget Oversight Commission

Springfield, IL…Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) appointed four members of the House Republican Caucus to the Legislative Budget Oversight Commission. The Commission will monitor budget management actions…


Friday, June 5, 2020
Demmer Calls For Real Small Business Support

When Governor JB Pritzker issued his first stay-at-home order more than two months ago, he told small businesses that assistance was available through the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program administered…


Sunday, May 24, 2020
Video: Rep. Demmer speaks against Democrats’ unbalanced budget, ceding of spending authority to Pritzker

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Allow Local Leaders to Create “Regional Plan” for COVID-19

Across Illinois, private citizens, healthcare professionals, business owners, and government officials are offering thoughts and input on how to address both the public health emergency and the economic crisis we’re…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Changes to the Stay-at-Home Order, Effective May 1

The following is from Governor Pritzker: Lifting mitigation measures is only possible with widespread availability and access to COVID-19 testing, tracing and treatment. The data show that if the state…


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Three Ideas for the Next Phase

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders around the world have been forced to make decisions based on the best information available at that time. Some guidance was common…