Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Letter: Higher Education Funding

To the Editor,On January 28th, the House voted on an amendment to Senate Bill 2043. The appropriations bill, which strangely did not go through the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, appropriates…

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Rep McDermed: State Address a Good Start to the Legislative Year
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Statement on Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

I was pleased with the forward thinking message of Governor Rauner’s address today and his resolve to stay the course in his efforts to change Illinois for the better. He…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Rep McDermed Praises Governor Rauner’s Decision to Launch New Agency

Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-01 yesterday to create the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The new state agency will transform and consolidate the state’s information…

Monday, January 25th, 2016
The McDermed Dispatch for January 25th

I hope you all had a lovely holiday. Session is back this Wednesday and Thursday. House off to a Stuttering Start           House session was cancelled…

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Information on Real ID and IL Licenses

After push-back from local governments around the country, the Department of Homeland Security acted on Friday to extend the Real ID compliance deadline until January 22, 2018. This means that…

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Bill Seeks to Reign in Local Government Travel Expenses

Springfield, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) has signed on to cosponsor a bill which aims to help local governments curb their expenditures by requiring them to more tightly control…

Monday, January 4th, 2016
Local Government Task Force Releases Final Report

The Task Force on Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates, led by Lt. Governor Sanguinetti and created early last year through executive order 15-15, has released their final report. The task force was created…