Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
The McDermed Dispatch for January 30th

State of the State                 Despite the current political climate, Governor Rauner gave an optimistic State of the State to the entire Illinois General Assembly last week.  In his third…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Rep. McDermed Rails Against Speaker Madigan’s Undemocratic House Rules on the Floor
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Statement from Rep. McDermed on Today’s House Rules Vote

Springfield, IL… The Illinois House of Representatives voted 63-53 to approve the House Resolution 46, legislative rules brought forth by Speaker Madigan. Below is a statement from State Representative Margo…

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
The McDermed Dispatch for January 17th

Welcome to 2017! I hope you had an enjoyable holiday. Inauguration           The 99th General Assembly met for a final two days before we said goodbye to…

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Historic 100th Illinois General Assembly Sworn In

The 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives were sworn in at noon at the University of Illinois in Springfield

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Friday, January 6th, 2017
Good Bills From the 99th General Assembly That Died

The arrival of the new year brought with it almost 200 new laws, yet over 6,000 bills were filed in the 99th General Assembly. Many of these bills were widely…

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
New Year, New Laws

With the onset of the new year, 191 new laws are now in effect. Here are 26 Illinoisans should know about:Social media right to privacy Public Act 99-610, House Bill 4999Amends…