Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
From the Caucus Blog: New Laws for 2016

In spite of the budget gridlock in Springfield this year, 237 new laws are scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2016 including:  Long-Term Care Facility Electronic Recording (P.A. 99-0430,…

Friday, December 18th, 2015
IDES Posts New Jobs Numbers

The statewide jobless rate has risen to 5.7%.  The increase in November 2015 was a hike of 0.3% from the 5.4% rate measured for the month of October.  Illinois’ production…

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Local Race Track Threatened With Closure

Historically, fans of the sport of harness racing – a track-based racing event in which trotting horses circle a small track while pulling a sulky and driver – could go…

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
Business Advisory Council Meets

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) convened her business advisory council for the second time this year on Tuesday. The council is composed of small business owners from throughout the district….

Monday, December 7th, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for December 7th

Hanukkah started this weekend, happy holidays to all! Leaders Meeting        Last Tuesday the Governor and four legislative leaders met for a highly anticipated meeting. After opening statements…

Monday, December 7th, 2015
IEMA: Winter Weather Preparedness Guide

With the holiday season in full swing, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are offering tips to help people stay safe now and into the…

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Representative McDermed Opposes Advertising Tax

Springfield, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) has signed on to co-sponsor House Resolution 889, filed today by State Representative David McSweeney (R-Cary). The resolution states the House’s opposition to any additional taxes…

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Today is Giving Tuesday!

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, its time for ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ and ‪#‎ILGive‬. #ILGive is a statewide, non-partisan movement to support nonprofit communities in Illinois by increasing individual giving….

Monday, November 16th, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for November 16th

It was a busy week down in Springfield last week for session. The House is next in session on December 2nd and the Senate is not scheduled to meet again…

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Governor Issues Message on Syrian Refugees

Governor Bruce Rauner has issued the following statement regarding Illinois’ acceptance of Syrian refugees after the terror attacks in Paris: “Our nation and our state have a shared history of…

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