Thursday, December 21st, 2017
New Laws for 2018

A number of new laws will take effect beginning with the new year. Some of the major pieces of legislation include:Providing for taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for state employees and Medicaid…

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Governor Launches Opioid Abuse Hotline

A statewide helpline has been launched to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances. The telephone service line, 1-833-2-FINDHELP (1-833-234-6343), will be operated through the…

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Rep. McDermed Tours Local Reservoir, Continues to Push for Quarry Regulation

When the Chicago River was reversed in 1900, the city’s sewage was directed away from Lake Michigan, the city and surrounding suburbs’ main drinking water source. However severe flooding leads…

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
McDermed Encourages Constituents to Shop Small

This Saturday, November 25th is Small Business Saturday. The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping time of the year and this new, unofficial holiday encourages people to shop small and support…

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Rep. McDermed Appointed to Task Force Tackling Sexual Harassment

Today State Representative Margo McDermed received an appointment to the House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment. She was appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. The task force is…

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Rep. McDermed Hosting Second Annual Holiday Diaper Drive

Frankfort, IL… Following up on last year’s incredibly successful drive, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is proud to announce a second holiday diaper drive beginning next Monday. This month long drive will…

Monday, November 13th, 2017
The McDermed Dispatch for November 13th

Last week the Illinois House met to finish votes on bills vetoed by the Governor. In his first two years in office the governor was only overridden once. This year,…

Monday, November 13th, 2017
The McDermed Memo: Veto Session Week 2
Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Flag Program

This Saturday is Veteran’s Day. In honor of the occasion and in recognition of their service, State Representative McDermed is sponsoring a flag exchange program to allow veterans to obtain a new…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Rep. McDermed Honors Local Brewery on the House Floor
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