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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Legislation Addressing Flaw in Vital Records Act Passes Both Chambers

Springfield, IL… Senate Bill 1688, picked up in the House by Representative Margo McDermed (R- Mokena) passed the House yesterday with a vote of 85-14-1. The bill amends the Illinois…


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Infographic: Meet Rep. Margo McDermed

Monday, May 18, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 18th

There are just two weeks left before the House is scheduled to adjourn. I’m continuing to work diligently to get as much done as I can for the 37th district…


Friday, May 15, 2015
The Caucus Blog of the Illinois House Republicans: Trick bag. No property tax relief in sight

Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers in a trick bag and embarrassing the new Governor. House Republicans…


Monday, May 11, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 11th

May 11th, 2015 With so little time left before the end of the scheduled session, a lot is going on each week down in Springfield. For that reason, I’ve decided…


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
McDermed Releases Statement on Democrats Undermining of the Budget Process

Springfield, IL… Today Illinois House Democrats forced partisan votes on spending bills aimed at undermining the budget process and thwarting the ability of minority legislators to participate. Democrats introduced hundreds…


Monday, May 4, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for May 4th

It seems as though spring has finally sprung, I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this past weekend! Legislative Update          April 24th was the deadline for bills…


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Statement on $26 Million Restoration to Grant Cuts

As a result of the 1.5 billion dollar hole in this year’s unbalanced budget, fiscal year 2015, signed by former Governor Pat Quinn, numerous cuts were necessary to state programs….


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Pass College of DuPage Reform

I wrote a Letter to the Editor urging the passage of HB303, which is now being considered in the Senate. Similar legislation filed by my predecessor, Representative Kosel, also passed…


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
State Lawmakers Tour Pontiac Prison

Pontiac, IL…State Senator Jason Barickman led Reps. Tom Bennett (R-Watseka) Randy Frese (R-Quincy) Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and Sen. Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) on a tour of Pontiac Correctional Facility…