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Open House to Honor Bob Pritchard

Open House to Honor Bob Pritchard’s Public Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore, IL Please...

Our New State Representative for the 70th District

With the backdrop of an old red barn (circa 1837), on Tuesday, July 17th,  former Judge John Countryman administered the Oath of Office to...

What is wrong with NIU?

I was asked to write about the recent appointment of Bob Pritchard to the NIU Board of Trustees. After some reflection, I have decided...

Pritchard’s Perspective 9/1/17

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. September 1, 2017 In This Issue: · Historic School Funding Reform Becomes Law ...

Pritchards Perspective 4/18/16

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. April 18, 2016 In This Issue: Budget Talks Commence Legislation Moves Forward Educating about...

Pritchards Perspective 2/23/15

In This Issue: Darkest Before Dawn Focus on Results Committees Begin Hearing Bills Governor Targets Criminal Justice System For Reform Reducing Cost of Local Governments Video Gaming Influences Revenue Hearing Reviews...

Pritchard’s Perspective 8/25/14

In This Issue: Workshop tomorrow for businesses to qualify for state work Two new laws focused on safety and accident insurance Money management is an important life...

Pritchard’s Perspective 7/28/14

In This Issue: Standardizing Grant Process Adds Accountability More Efficient Oversight of Growing Distance Learning Programs Senior Health Fair Connects Providers and Potential Clients DeKalb County Gains a...

NIU Survey Records Citizen Attitudes

If elected officials aren’t listening to voters, the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies provides an annual survey of citizen opinions on a...

Governor Rolls Out Reform Plans

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. Governor Quinn met his self-imposed deadline for announcing Medicaid and pension reforms last...

Budget is No April Fools’ Joke

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. An observer in the House chamber last week might have thought April Fools’...

Pritchard’s Perspective on State Government

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. January 9, 2012 In this Issue: · Quinn’s First Multi-Year Budget Causes Gasps · Fiscal Issues...