Friday, December 30th, 2016
“Should Have” Bills That Were Never Allowed Consideration

While many bills were approved and signed into law in 2016, several very worthwhile initiatives failed to receive fair consideration in the House or Senate. House Speaker Mike Madigan controls…

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2017

In Illinois, 191 new laws take effect on January 1, 2017. Here is a preview of 25 new laws that will have a significant impact statewide. Agriculture Education Teacher Grant…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Comptroller Urged To Continue ‘No Budget, No Pay’

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has joined with colleagues from the Illinois House of Representatives urging Comptroller Mendoza to continue supporting the principle of “No Budget, No Pay”.  The Legislators…

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Safe Winter Driving Tips

As snow and ice season approaches, Representative Avery Bourne is teaming up with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) to remind motorists in the…

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has been working with law enforcement and local prevention groups to combat the opioid epidemic here, in central Illinois. Bourne is encouraging constituents to take advantage…

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Litchfield Receives Transportation Grant

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) joined leaders in the community today as they announced that the City of Litchfield has been awarded a grant from the Illinois Dept. of Transportation. The…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Meals On Wheels Serves Community

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) recently had the opportunity to assist Lydia Johnson, Coordinator of Staunton’s Meals on Wheels Program. Representative Bourne fought to have this program funded through the…

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Rep. Bourne Leads Tour Of Graham Correctional Center

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) welcomed colleagues from the Illinois House to join her on a tour of Graham Correctional Center on Monday, October 17th. “Graham Correctional facility is important to the…

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
School Funding Reform Commission Making Progress

Formed in July, the bi-partisan School Funding Reform Commission is tasked with making recommendations to the General Assembly by February 1st, 2017. The end goal is to revise the current…

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Illinois Chamber Presents Champion of Free Enterprise Award to Rep. Bourne

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce today gave the Champion of Free Enterprise – Outstanding Freshman Award to State Representative Avery Bourne. The award is given biennially to state legislators who…

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