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Saturday, September 9, 2017
Bourne’s Bill to Promote Illinois Coal Now Law

Governor Rauner signed legislation today, brought forth and sponsored by State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), that seeks to increase the use of Illinois coal. The new law creates a taskforce…


Saturday, September 9, 2017
Rep. Bourne’s Bill Combating Synthetic Drug Epidemic Becomes Law

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has aggressively been pursuing legislation to curb the synthetic drug problems facing central Illinois. Her latest bill, House Bill 2534, crafted in conjunction with the…


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Rep. Bourne Urging Passage of Landmark Bipartisan School Funding Reform Bill

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Capitol Update: Education Funding Reform Bill Passes House

The Illinois House of Representatives just passed a historic school funding reform bill that will fundamentally alter the way we fund our schools and will improve the lives of millions…


Wednesday, August 23, 2017
New Law Removes Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex Crimes Prosecution

Legislation that removes the statute of limitations for prosecution of felony sex crimes against minors has been signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill’s Co-Sponsor, Representative Avery Bourne…


Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Video From Today’s Special Session Focused on Education Funding Reform

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The 95th District’s Fair Share of Education Funding

There are 16,629 students in the 95th legislative who depend on me to advocate for them at the state capitol. Each one of them deserves the chance to receive a…


Monday, July 24, 2017
Governor Announces Special Session to Address School Funding

Gov. Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield Wednesday to take action on education funding bill CHICAGO, IL (July 24, 2017) – Determined to get children back to school on time, Gov. Bruce…


Wednesday, July 12, 2017
District-wide Traveling Office Hours

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is hosting traveling office hours throughout the district on Mondays and Fridays from July 21st to July 31st.Traveling office hours are held in an effort to make…


Saturday, July 1, 2017
Conor’s Law Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation changing the way intoxicated minors are processed and ultimately released stems from a tragic death of a local young man, Conor Vesper, in 2015.Following his death, family and friends…