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Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Andrew Chesney Launches 2024 Summer Reading Program

To keep young minds active during the summer break from school, Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is offering first through sixth grade students from the 45th District an opportunity to participate in his summer reading program. “Summer reading is a key factor in the achievement gap between struggling and successful students, and those who do not […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

Senate Advances Legislation to Stop Governments from Charging Property Tax Penalties to Deceased Individuals Legislation that alleviates the financial burdens placed on families dealing with unforeseen property tax penalties in the wake of a loved one’s passing advanced in the Senate last week. I am the leading Chief Co-Sponsor of this bill. Currently, even when […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

Senator Chesney Joins Master Farmer Lou Lamoreux at Award Ceremony At the end of March, I joined Lanark farmer Lou Lamoreux and his wife Sue in Bloomington as Lou was recognized as a Master Farmer by Prairie Farmer Magazine. Of the thousands of farmers in this state, only four are chosen annually for this prestigious […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

Senator Andrew Chesney Welcomes IL Director of Agriculture to First Agriculture Advisory Committee Meeting of 2024 Over 60 leaders from the Northwest Illinois farming and agriculture community gathered at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau building last Tuesday for my 2024 Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting. Jerry Costello, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, was the […]

Senator Andrew Chesney Welcomes IL Director of Agriculture to First Agriculture Advisory Committee Meeting of 2024

Over 60 leaders from the Northwest Illinois farming and agriculture community gathered at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau building on Tuesday for State Senator Andrew Chesney’s (R-Freeport) spring 2024 Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting. Jerry Costello, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, was the keynote speaker. “Agriculture is the top economic driver in the State […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

Stephenson County Board to Consider Non-Sanctuary County Resolution Last week members of the Stephenson County Board’s Administration & Legal Affairs Committee recommended approval of a resolution that would make Stephenson County the first county in Northwest Illinois to declare itself a “Non-Sanctuary County.” If passed, Stephenson County would join other units of local government that […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

As Committee Deadline Approaches, Legislators Vet Hundreds of Bills This Friday is an important week at the Capitol, as all bills must clear a substantive committee by the end of the day on Friday, March 15. As of Friday, March 8, there were still 692 bills that await a hearing before one of the many […]

It’s Time to Eliminate Illinois’ Sales Tax on Groceries

As a public official, I have always fought to lower taxes for my constituents. From my time on the Freeport City Council to my tenure in the Illinois House of Representatives to my current role as the State Senator for the 45th District in Northwest Illinois, lightening the tax burden for Illinoisans has always been […]