Friday, May 29, 2015
Illinois Paves the Way for Police Reform

Springfield, IL… Proving that Springfield is capable of producing bipartisan solutions to the important issues of the day, today the House passed Senate Bill 1304. Responding to recent police controversies…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Rep McDermed Responds to Today’s Budget Votes

Springfield, IL…. The House debated nine amendments to the budget today. Collectively, through bills in both the Senate and the House, the Democrats have, just days before session is scheduled…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 26th

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Session is scheduled to end on May 31st and we are still very far apart on many issues. It’s going to…

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Bruce Ebert Honored by the House

House Resolution 454 mourns the passing of Bruce Ebert, an active and important community member. The resolution recognized his many achievements and contributions to the Frankfort/Mokena area. His family came…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Freshman Republican Representatives call for Term Limits

Springfield, IL… House Republican freshmen, four months on the job, came together in the Capitol today to express their frustration with the partisan political atmosphere that has engulfed Springfield.  The…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Legislation Addressing Flaw in Vital Records Act Passes Both Chambers

Springfield, IL… Senate Bill 1688, picked up in the House by Representative Margo McDermed (R- Mokena) passed the House yesterday with a vote of 85-14-1. The bill amends the Illinois…

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Infographic: Meet Rep. Margo McDermed

Monday, May 18, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 18th

There are just two weeks left before the House is scheduled to adjourn. I’m continuing to work diligently to get as much done as I can for the 37th district…

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Caucus Blog of the Illinois House Republicans: Trick bag. No property tax relief in sight

Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers in a trick bag and embarrassing the new Governor. House Republicans…

Monday, May 11, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 11th

May 11th, 2015 With so little time left before the end of the scheduled session, a lot is going on each week down in Springfield. For that reason, I’ve decided…