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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Guidelines for School Re-opening Announced

Today the state announced guidelines for Illinois schools to safely return to in-person Instruction as the state advances to Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan. GUIDANCE FOR K-12…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Phase 4 Set to Begin Friday, New Guidelines Announced

Illinois is preparing to move into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan on Friday, June 26th. Phase 4 allows for the reopening or expansion of several key business segments…


Thursday, June 18, 2020
New State Grants, Expanded Programs

LIHEAP/CSBG PROGRAMS EXPANDED The state has increased funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs to help families impacted by the pandemic. Applicants for…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Rep. McDermed, House Republicans Urge Governor to Consider Re-opening Plan

State Representative Margo McDermed, along with a number of House Republican legislators, today sent a letter to Governor Pritzker urging him to adjust the timeline of his re-opening plan. The…


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
McDermed Hosting Post Stay-at-Home Order Food Drive

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is hosting a community food drive this month to help out families still pinching pennies in the wake of Illinois’ stay at home order and…


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
SOS Facilities to Open, Limiting Service

Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that driver’s facilities will begin re-opening on June 1st and 2nd. However, due to expected volume, they will only be servicing new drivers…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Governor Changes Course on Phase 3, Introduces Looser Restrictions

As part of the Governor Restore Illinois plan Illinois will move into Phase 3 on May 29. Phase 3 means the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable or declining….


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
McDermed and House Republicans Call Upon Governor to Consider Greater Human Toll of Pandemic Response

State Representative Margo McDermed and other members of the House Republican Caucus are imploring Governor Pritzker to consider the devastating effects his stay-at-home order is having on the mental and…


Monday, May 18, 2020
An Open Letter to the 37th District: Temper Expectations as General Assembly Reconvenes Amid Pandemic

The following is an open letter to residents of the 37th District from State Representative Margo McDermed: The phone and email and contact button on my website have been blowing…


Monday, May 18, 2020
McDermed, House Republicans Urge Governor to Increase Childcare Availability

As the State prepares to re-open, Rep. McDermed and other House Republican members have asked the Governor to alter his re-opening plan to accommodate more childcare centers. There are mounting…