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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…


Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rep McDermed Visits Pontiac Corrections

Representative McDermed toured Pontiac Correctional Center on her way to Springfield today. This ia a maximum security prison with just over 2000 prisoners. The prison system is in need of…


Friday, April 24, 2015
McDermed Wants to Separate Schools and Strip Clubs

Springfield, IL…. Filed by Representative McDermed (R-Mokena), House Bill 3983 passed out of House today with a vote of 68-23-3. HB3983 would make clear the state’s rules concerning where adult…


Friday, April 24, 2015
Tribune Editorial: No More Secret Buyouts

The Chicago Tribune writes about Representative McDermed’s House Bill 303, banning secret severance agreements, which recently passed the House. The editorial argues that the bill should continue moving forward and…


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Will Connects 2040, Will County’s Department of Transportation long range transportation plan has scheduled four Open House meetings. The Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates:  April 28th, 4-7PMJoliet…


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Rep. McDermed Invites the Public to Open House

Frankfort, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is extending an invitation to the residents of the 37th district to attend her District Office Open House on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:30am…


Monday, April 20, 2015
The McDermed Dispatch for April 20th

The legislature is back from Spring Break and ready to hit the ground running until the end of session. There’s plenty of work to be done, but as always it’s…


Friday, April 17, 2015
Office Ribbon Cutting

On Monday the Frankfort, Mokena, and New Lennox Chambers of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate my new district office. About 100 people celebrated with us including the local business…


Thursday, April 16, 2015
HB 303 Passes the House

Springfield, IL…. State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena)’s bill to address runaway severance agreements passed the House on Wednesday with a vote of 114-2. HB303 amends the Illinois Freedom of Information…