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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Virtual Applicant Briefings Scheduled for Local Governments, Nonprofits, and Houses of Worship to Apply for Federal Public Assistance Funding

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is working with county emergency managers throughout the state to ensure local governments impacted by COVID-19 have all documents and paperwork necessary to qualify…


Thursday, May 28, 2020
How Soon We Recover Depends Upon Us

As we move into Phase 3 of the “Restore Illinois” plan tomorrow, there are a few things that need to be said. None of us are happy about the pace at which…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Ilinois State Police rule provides that Concealed Carry application will be accepted without proof that renewal training is completed

An emergency rule provides that renewal applications will be accepted without proof that renewal training is completed. You can now submit your application online and bypass uploading your training certificate…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Childcare Policy Changes are a Victory for Working Families

Springfield – Last week, the House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Pritzker urging him to allow all Illinois childcare providers to reopen as regions move to Phase 3…


Friday, May 22, 2020
No Legislation is Forthcoming to Replace IDPH Emergency Rule

Springfield – State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock), a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), has stated that it appears that the General Assembly will not be proposing…


Monday, May 18, 2020
Illinois is Burning, Governor. Stop Fiddling Around.

And, as is often the case, the big news of the week came on Friday afternoon, when the Illinois Department of Public Health issued an emergency rule which, in effect,…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Rep. Reick Added as Co-Sponsor of Fair Business Treatment Act

Woodstock, IL— Amid the economic stress created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, State Representative Steve Reick is co-sponsoring legislation filed by Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) to help…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
State Rep. Steve Reick Urges Governor to Follow Recommendations of McHenry County Council of Governments

Woodstock, IL – State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is advising Governor Pritzker to seriously consider the proposal issued in a letter written by the McHenry County Council of Governments to…


Monday, May 11, 2020
An Open Letter to the People of the 63rd District

To the People of the 63rd District: This week’s announcement by the Governor that McHenry County will be included in the Northeast Region as part of his “Restore Illinois” program…


Friday, May 8, 2020
63rd District Open Letter to Gov. Pritzker

Dear Governor Pritzker: During the past several months, I’ve done my best to give you the benefit of the doubt as you grapple with the damage caused by the COVID-19…