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Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Andrew Chesney

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Chesney Denounces Rockton Library Board’s Decision to Host Drag Show

On Monday night, the Talcott Free Library Board of Trustees failed to overturn a recently scheduled drag show event at the Rockton Library. The event has been billed as a place for youth to learn about drag queens, and prior to the meeting, a large group of protesters gathered outside to show their opposition or support of the […]

Senator Andrew Chesney Reacts to New Trump Indictment

News broke Thursday evening that former President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges connected to his handling of classified national security documents. In response to the news, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) issued the following statement: “This is a sad day for America. These are serious charges that President Trump will need to defend. […]

Senator Chesney Blasts Democrats’ FY 2024 Budget

On Thursday night the Senate approved a Fiscal Year 2024 budget that spends over $50 billion. After the 34 to 22 vote, State Senator Andrew Chesney, who voted against the budget, issued the following statement:   “This is yet another out-of-touch budget filled with misplaced priorities that cater to the extremes of the Democratic base […]

Chesney Opposes Measure that Threatens Funding for Local Libraries

On May 3, the Illinois Senate passed legislation that would strip local libraries of their ability to receive state funding unless they adopt the American Library Association’s Library “Bill of Rights”, which comes from a little-known national board not beholden to the voters of the 45th Senate District. State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) voted against […]

Senator Chesney Applauds U.S. Court Order to Halt Enforcement of Assault Weapons Ban

On Friday, the U.S. Southern District Court of Illinois issued an order that would prohibit the enforcement of Illinois’ assault weapons ban while the constitutionality of the law is litigated. In response to the order, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) issued the following statement:   “I applaud today’s decision. The order supersedes the U.S. 7th […]

Senator Andrew Chesney Denounces Weaponization of Elected Offices for use as a Political Tool

In response to the approval of legislation in Springfield on Friday that essentially weaponizes the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to go after non-profit pregnancy resource centers that offer counseling on alternatives to abortion, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) issued the following statement:   “Extremism is not a new topic of discussion in the political debate, […]