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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…


Friday, May 1, 2020
STUDENT VOICES: Resources for Students by Students – Home of the Student Advisory Council​​​​

ISBE’s Student Advisory Council welcomes you, the students of Illinois, to explore resources and ask questions that we can bring to the State Board from a student’s perspective. We are…


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has announced the 2020 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest is now open.  The Treasurer invited youth from across the state, ages 8-18, to submit their…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Steve Reick “Stay at Home” Order Survey

Governor JB Pritzker has extended the stay at home order until May 31st, which includes the following modifications: OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening. A list of…


Sunday, April 19, 2020
The Next Step to Opening Up the Economy

With the announcement of Washington’s three-phase plan to begin opening up the economy after the COVID-19 lockdown, the focus now shifts to determining the extent to which states and municipalities meet certain…


Friday, April 17, 2020
Bill Deferment Programs Available to Illinoisans

The economic hardship caused by the coronavirus is hitting everyone. The Illinois Dept. of Employment Security is being flooded with claims, and unemployment benefits are just now starting to be…