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Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. May 15, 2017 In This Issue: Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Urges Senate Action Thank You Teachers Local Firefighters Awarded State’s Highest Honor Local Students’ Art Exhibited in the Capitol We Should Not Abandon Affordable Higher Education Bipartisan Group of House...
The Illinois Department of Agriculture would like to remind northern Illinois residents that the state's scheduled Gypsy Moth treatment began in the morning of Monday, May 8th.   Gypsy moth is an invasive pest that destroys trees and shrubs. The Department, in conjunction with the United States Forest Service, plans to treat...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois, which details IDNR's effort to reintroduce alligator gar to Illinois waters. A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined to be extirpated, or extinct from Illinois...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. District Office 815-748-3494 or E-Mail to bob@pritchardstaterep.com Happy May Day—A Spring Holiday  In This Issue: Marathon Week for Passing House Bills Budget Talks Regain Momentum Action Taken to Restart Prison Nurses Talks Festivals Fuel the State’s Economy Visitors in the...
State law requires that the Mayor of the City of DeKalb at least annually convene a meeting of the Joint Review Board for the City’s Tax Increment Financing Districts. The required annual meeting of the City of DeKalb Joint Review Board is Thursday, April 13th at 8:30 AM at...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. April 10, 2017 In This Issue: State Employee Insurance Plan Could Change Bills Pass Quickly Out of the House Another Stop Gap Funding Measure Passes Computer Science Promoted for Education April Declared Seed Month Gun Owners Rally in the Capitol ...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. April 3, 2017 In This Issue: Crafting a Budget Illinois Comeback Agenda Announced Keys to Job Growth Illinois Celebrates Agriculture Day Recognizing Outstanding Educators Legislation to Watch More Citizens Engaged in Policy Debate Crafting a Budget        ...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. District Office 815-748-3494 or E-Mail to bob@pritchardstaterep.com March 27, 2017 In This Issue: Great News for NIU Bills Proceed Through House Committees New State Cybersecurity Strategy Announced Youth Council Presses Officials New Identification Cards Available for Those with Disabilities Local...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. District Office 815-748-3494 or E-Mail to bob@pritchardstaterep.com March 20, 2017 In This Issue: New Statewide Education Plan Moves Forward Unprecendented Effort to Seek Univeresity Funding, Keep Students Legislative Action Last Week Impacts of Raising Minimum Wage Cancer Researchers Seek...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. March 13, 2017 In This Issue: Go Cubs Go! Bills Proceed Through Committees Revenue Projections Offer Mixed Outlook Legislators Warned about Cost of Healthcare Changes NIU Testifies about Budget Impact Highest Consumer Complaints Involve Debt and Theft Speaker Creates...
DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski, Jr. has announced that he will be accepting applications from interested citizens to be appointed to a seat on the three-member DeKalb County Sanitary District Board. Members of the Sanitary District Board serve for three year (staggered) terms beginning on May 1st. The DeKalb...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. February 27, 2017 In This Issue: Senate Plans to Deal with Bargain This Week AFSCME Takes a Step Closer to a Strike Congressman Michel Gave Useful Example Efforts to Sell the Thompson Center Reignited Variety of Bills Pass House Youth...