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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Rep. McDermed Receives ‘Friend of Transportation Award

From the Chicago Tribune: Retiring state Rep. Margo McDermed, a Mokena Republican, said she was shocked by results of a poll of her district residents a few years ago. She…


Monday, June 10, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for June 10th

The last week of session was filled with some of the longest debates I’ve seen in my time in Springfield. The final day of session for the House was on…


Monday, May 27, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, an important day for our nation to be thankful and grateful for those that gave their lives for us and this beautiful country. The House was…


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Rep. McDermed Launches Summer Reading Club

State Rep Margo McDermed is proud to announce her 4th annual summer reading club for 1st through 5th graders. This year’s theme is “I Heart Reading” “I’m pleased to continue…


Monday, May 20, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for May 20th

As the spring session winds to a close, expect big developments. The graduated income tax proposal is scheduled to be debated in the House Revenue Committee today. You can watch…


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for May 13th

Cannabis Legalization Legislation Filed Specifics: Illinois residents (21+) could possess up to an ounce (30 grams) of marijuana, and non-residents half an ounce (15 grams). Adults could also have up…


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for May 6th

The Illinois General Assembly is running at full steam from now until scheduled adjournment on May 31st. In the next few weeks we need to pass a budget and we…


Monday, April 1, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for April 1st

Rest assured, despite the date, there are no jokes in today’s Dispatch. Committee Deadline, Bills PassBills not out of House committee by last Friday were automatically referred back to the House…


Monday, March 4, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for March 4th

Last week in Springfield was primarily spent in committees. Time on the House floor was short and mainly spent on the passage of resolutions. I was recently appointed to two…


Friday, March 1, 2019
Rep. McDermed Urges Action on I-80 Bridge and Other Vital Infrastructure Needs