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Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

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

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

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

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 […]

Rescue Pets Find Forever Homes, New Leader for IL Farm Bureau, Shop with a Cop

Senator Andrew Chesney Hosts Successful Pet Rescue Event On December 2, my office partnered with the Friends Forever Humane Society in Freeport for a very successful Pet Rescue Fair. There was a great turnout for the event, and a few animals were connected with new forever homes. Those who attended the three-hour event could interact […]

Senator Andrew Chesney’s Week in Review

Senator Chesney to host Pet Rescue Event on Dec. 2 Tomorrow, December 2, I am partnering with the Friends Forever Humane Society in Freeport for a Pet Rescue Fair. Visitors at the event will be able to interact with pets available for adoption and will enjoy half-price adoptions for cats. The fair takes place from […]

Democrats refuse to act on Invest in Kids; Thousands to Lose Scholarships Mid-Year

Senate Republicans Push for Extension of Invest in Kids Act Democrats refused to take action during the fall Veto Session to extend the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, so thousands of low-income Illinois families will be left scrambling when the program ends on December 31. For most, that means their children, who benefitted […]

Senator Andrew Chesney’s Week in Review

Republican Senators Encouraging Pritzker to ‘Think Illinois’ Senate Republican Caucus members are calling for Gov. JB Pritzker to focus on managing his administration here in Illinois, instead of traveling the country trying to increase his national profile. Members joined a press conference on Nov. 1 to highlight the ongoing concerns regarding the Pritzker Administration’s continued […]

Senator Chesney’s Week in Review

Fall Veto Session gets underway in Springfield State lawmakers were back in Springfield last week for the first three days of the annual fall Veto Session. During the 2023 spring session, more than 550 bills were passed through both chambers of the General Assembly and sent to the Governor for final action. Gov. JB Pritzker signed all but six […]