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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Wehrli Updates Constituents on Third Special Session Day

While we all were hoping that the General Assembly would be able to complete its work on Friday, it was announced in the early afternoon that we would be in…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Wehrli Summarizes Second Special Session Day

The primary issue coming out of the second day of our special session in Springfield was approval of a massive expansion to Illinois’ vote by mail system. As a member…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Softening of Restore Illinois Rules Highlight First Session Day in 11 Weeks

Yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives convened at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield to resume the 2020 spring legislative session that was paused for nearly 11 weeks…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Grant Wehrli Co-sponsors Resolution to Remove Graduated Income Tax Question from November Ballot

Calling it the “worst possible time” to heap more taxes on small businesses, State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) is co-sponsoring a resolution that would remove the graduated income tax question…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Wehrli Reacts to Withdrawing of Emergency Rule

An emergency rule that would have provided for criminal penalties against business owners who reopen in violation of Governor Pritzker’s executive orders was abruptly removed from the agenda of Illinois’…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Wehrli Seeks to Decrease Lawmaker Pay in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) has signed on as a Chief Co-sponsor of legislation that would eliminate lawmakers’ automatic cost of living increase for the next General Assembly year and…


Monday, May 18, 2020
Wehrli, House Republicans Urge Pritzker to Consider Mental Health Ramifications of Long-Term Social Isolation

State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) joined 39 House Republicans today in sending a letter to Governor JB Pritzker, urging him to consider the “human toll” of the COVID-19 crisis is…


Sunday, May 17, 2020
Rep. Wehrli Responds to IDES Data Breach

On Friday it was learned that personal information belonging to an unknown number of Illinois 1099 workers was made public through a massive data breach at the Illinois Department of…


Sunday, May 17, 2020
Rep. Wehrli Denounces Pritzker Rule that Criminalizes “Non-Essential” Businesses that Reopen

Late on Friday, Governor JB Pritzker quietly issued an emergency rule that would allow for criminal penalties, including jail time, for small business owners who reopen their doors while the…


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Legislature to Reconvene on May 20, other Legislative News

House Republicans have been asking for weeks that the General Assembly reconvene so our voices can be part of the COVID-19 response discussion. Today we finally received word that we’re…