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Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

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Senator Chesney Delivers over 3,200 Valentines On February 14 and 15, my staff and I delivered more than 3,200 homemade valentines to seniors living in nursing homes and assisted living centers in the seven counties that comprise the 45th District. The deliveries were part of the Senate Republicans’ annual Valentines for Seniors program. This year, […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

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Senator Chesney Welcomes 4-H Students and Leaders to the Capitol Last week was a very busy week in Springfield, but I enjoyed seeing a sea of green shirts in the halls, as 4-H students and leaders were in town to meet and talk with legislators about 4-H programming and all the benefits it has to […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

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Chesney Files Resolution in Support of Federal Impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Immigration reform must take place at the federal level, and we need a Homeland Security Secretary who acknowledges the national crisis and commits to solving it. Last week I filed Senate Resolution 746, which expresses Illinois Senate support of the U.S. House of […]

2024 Session Kicks Off with Chesney Press Conference on the Migrant Crisis

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2024 Legislative Session Kicks Off with Chesney Press Conference The Illinois General Assembly kicked off the 2024 regular session on January 16, and lawmakers spent much of the week in meetings with constituents and other lawmakers, and drafting legislation that will be filed. However, less than an hour before the Senate gaveled in, three of […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

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Illinois to Launch New Intake Center, Shelter Site for Migrants Arriving in Chicago Illinois has been under some form of a gubernatorial disaster proclamation for most of the past four years, giving Governor Pritzker sweeping emergency powers to spend taxpayer dollars with little to no transparency or input from the legislature. Earlier this month the Governor issued his 18th […]

Senator Chesney Launches Valentines for Seniors Program, Migrant Crisis Intenesifies

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Senator Chesney Hosts “Valentines for Seniors” Card Drive With the new year comes a new opportunity to help make seniors feel special and appreciated. Between now and February 5, my office is collecting cards, notes, and drawings that will be distributed to local nursing homes, assisted living centers, and long-term care facilities in the 45th […]

New Year, New Laws, Part I

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The year is coming to a close, and I am spending this last week before Christmas visiting with constituents and meeting with community leaders. I am also finalizing my legislative agenda for 2024. It is filled with legislation that promotes the conservative values of the people living in the 45th District. I had a wonderful […]

Rules for Enforcement of “Assault Weapons” Ban Remain in Flux

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Lawmakers Hear Testimony on AWB Rules Members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) met December 12 to hear testimony from the Illinois State Police (ISP) on their proposed permanent rules for enforcement of the state’s so-called “assault weapon” ban (AWB). For now, ISP’s temporary emergency rules remain in effect since action on the proposed […]