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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Rep. McDermed Wants the Illinois Tollway to Stop Oversharing

Springfield, IL… In an effort to protect individual privacy, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) recently filed legislation to prevent the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority from frivolously giving out personal…


Monday, January 13, 2020
McDermed Bill Would Stop Nurses and First Responders Being From Denied Life Insurance for Narcan Prescriptions

From The Center Square: “After hearing reports of first responders losing life insurance coverage after getting anti-overdose drugs for work, an Illinois lawmaker wants to prohibit such cancellations.  State Rep….


Thursday, January 9, 2020
McDermed: On Madigan, Democrat Women Need to Put Up or Shut Up

Frankfort, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the following statement in response to yet another appalling revelation about Speaker Madigan’s inner circle: “Ghost payrolling is one thing, but to use…


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Op-ed From Rep. McDermed: Property Tax Task Force Sees Disappointing, but Not Unexpected Results

I told you so. I’m a mom, so that’s a phrase I hate to have to use.  But it’s what I am thinking given the results of the property tax…


Thursday, December 19, 2019
With Ethics Commission Set to Meet, McDermed Files Bills

Springfield, IL… In response to the news that the recently formed Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform will hold its first meeting, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is urging…


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
New Laws Effective January 1st

On January 1st, 256 laws are set to become effective in the State of Illinois. New laws typically take effect either at the beginning of the next fiscal year, July…


Tuesday, December 3, 2019
McDermed, Republicans Demand Speaker Madigan’s Resignation

CHICAGO— Reform-minded legislators Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), Randy Frese (R-Paloma), Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), and Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) today demanded Speaker Madigan resign amid FBI investigations and harassment cases that have tainted…


Monday, November 18, 2019
The McDermed Dispatch for November 18th

The General Assembly met last week for the final three days of veto session. That was the end of scheduled legislative action for the year. The House and Senate are…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Rep. McDermed Responds to Today’s Ethics Reform Votes

Springfield, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) issued the following statement in response to the two milquetoast bills presented by House Democrats under the guise of comprehensive ethics reform: “If…


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Rep. McDermed Kicks Off 3rd Annual Holiday Diaper Drive

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is excited to once again continue her holiday campaign to address the difficulty many young moms and families face in affording diapers. “In this season of…