Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Statement from Rep. McDermed on the End of Session

Responding to the end of scheduled legislative spring session, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the following statement: “It is unbelievable and incredibly disappointing that after months of spring session…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
5 Things You Need to Know About the Illinois Budget Crisis

Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but ensuring more social services and state programs…

Friday, May 27th, 2016
From the Caucus Blog: House Republicans Call On Members To Stay and Work on a Balanced Budget

From the Caucus Blog: During the House floor debate on Friday, with only 4 days left in the regular session, Rep. Ron Sandack called on all legislators in the House…

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Rep. McDermed Responds to House “Budget”

Springfield, IL…State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the statement below following the House’s passage of Senate Bill 2048, a $40 billion dollar State budget: “If there was ever any proof…

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
The McDermed Dispatch for May 23rd

My office will be closed next Monday for Memorial Day. Spring session is scheduled to conclude at next Tuesday, but it remains to be seen whether that will be the…

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
McDermed’s Bill Seeks Transparency for Research Dogs and Cats

Springfield, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) has filed legislation to ensure that there is better accountability and transparency at public research facilities that use dogs or cats. House Bill…

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Secretary of State Announces New IDs

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office announced new changes to Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards designed to protect against identity theft and to bring Illinois into compliance with the…

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Rep McDermed Recognizes Gray Day to Raise Awareness for Brain Cancer
Monday, May 16th, 2016
The McDermed Dispatch for May 16th

There are just 13 scheduled session days before the General Assembly is to adjourn for the summer.  Human Services Stopgap             The House and Senate…

Monday, May 9th, 2016
The McDermed Dispatch for May 9th

Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! Constitutional Amendment Deadline Passes          Saturday was the cutoff date for constitutional amendment proposals to pass the General Assembly…

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