Tuesday, August 15, 2023
New Rules Regarding FFA and F-H Activities

Illinois students can now be covered for missing class for programs like FFA and 4-H under a new law which allows schools to count work-based learning events as excused absences.

Friday, August 11, 2023
Fraud, Corruption Trials and … Vintage Trains!

Legislative Update: What a great time last week at the McHenry County Fair! Thanks to everyone who came out to our open office hours at the fair and said hello!…

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
The Illinois State Fair Starts August 10th!

The Illinois State Fair kicks off on August 10 and features some big names for the Grandstand line-up this year! You can always contact my office for additional information. Follow…

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Enjoy a Local Farmers Market this Week

Farmers Market Week takes place August 6th through August 12th.

Monday, August 7, 2023
Thank you to all our Purple Heart Recipients!

Today we acknowledge, honor, and remember the sacrifices made by our military servicemembers and those who have earned the Purple Heart. Thank you to these brave heroes and their families…

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Orion Samuelson Meeting Hall

I was privileged to attend yesterday’s ceremony dedicating Building D at the McHenry County Fairgrounds as the “Orion Samuelson Meeting Hall.” For over 60 years, Orion was the voice of…

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
McHenry County Fair!

We are at the McHenry County Fair today August 2 hosting our mobile office hours until 4 today! I’ll be at the fair all week, so stop by and say…

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Happy Sweet Corn Day!

Whether it’s grilled, steamed, boiled, or roasted, we love sweet corn in Illinois. Shout out to Illinois’ official state vegetable on this Sweet Corn Appreciation Day!

Monday, July 31, 2023
Mobile Office Hours at the McHenry County Fair!

It’s McHenry County Fair time, I’m going to have a booth right there on the midway. On Wednesday, August 2nd, we’ll be having mobile office hours from 11:00-4:00. Stop on by and…

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Committee Hearings, McRide Tickets, and Meet Me at the Fair!

Legislative Update: Even though the legislature is in recess, last week two of the committees I serve on held hearings. On Tuesday, I attended JCAR’s monthly meeting in Chicago and on…