Category Archives: State Government

Mask Wearing: Lessons from the NBA, NHL and MLB

On Tuesday, I voted as a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to suspend an emergency rule issued by the Department of Public Health (DPH) which adds language to enforce the Governor’s statewide emergency order on face … Continue reading

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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 life is returning to “normal”. We all … Continue reading

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Illinois is Burning, Governor. Stop Fiddling Around.

What a week. . 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, turned small business owners who are … Continue reading

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An Open Letter 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 to reopen the Illinois economy has resulted in a variety of responses from throughout the 63rd … Continue reading

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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 “gating criteria” which show how the rate of … Continue reading

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