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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Illinois Becomes Purple Heart State

Senate Joint Resolution 57 was unanimously adopted recently by the Illinois House and Senate.  The Resolution designates Illinois as a “Purple Heart State”, honoring our combat wounded veterans for their…


Thursday, January 12, 2017
Inauguration of Historic 100th General Assembly

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) was sworn-in as Representative for the 95th District of Illinois on Wednesday at a ceremony that marks the historic 100th General Assembly. The Inauguration ceremony…


Friday, December 30, 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 29, 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 21, 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 6, 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 18, 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 28, 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 25, 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 21, 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…