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…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
How Childcare Providers Can Open for Emergency Care

State Representative Mcdermed is working with childcare providers in Will County to ensure that as the state opens up, more childcare providers are allowed to open to serve families that…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) urges those who have questions about their Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card or Concealed Carry License (CCL) to use our website ( or automated phone…

Monday, May 11, 2020
IDES Launches Application Portal For 1099 Workers

IDES has issued new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. A 1099 employee is one that doesn’t fall under normal employment classification rules, such as…

Friday, May 8, 2020
McDermed, Republicans Propose Local Re-opening Framework, Push Petition to Reconvene General Assembly

On Monday, May 4th House Republicans sent Governor Pritzker a framework for re-opening Illinois in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can read that framework here. On Tuesday, May…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Governor Introduces New Regional Approach to Reopening Illinois, McDermed Responds

The Governor announced today that he will be incorporating a regional approach to reopen the state’s economy in a five-phase plan called Restore Illinois. The four regions are Northeast, North-Central, Central…

Friday, May 1, 2020
McDermed Wants General Assembly Involvement In COVID-19 Response

Earlier this week State Representative Margo McDermed and the women of the House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Pritzker outlining the ways in which the state can begin…