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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Rep. Bourne Denounces Democrats’ Abuse of Process in Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bill

During the final hour of the 101st General Assembly on Wednesday morning, House Democrats pushed through a damaging criminal justice bill that does nothing to make communities safer. In response…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
State Rep. Avery Bourne Sworn in to IL House

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) joined 117 other lawmakers from around the state on Wednesday as they took the oath of office and launched Illinois’ 102nd General Assembly (GA) in…


Monday, January 11, 2021
VIDEO: Bourne urges fiscal discipline, not new unfunded mandates for schools

On Monday, the House approved an education omnibus bill that heaps new costs onto schools without providing funding to assist with implementation. During the bill debate for the concurrence of…


Monday, January 11, 2021
Sign Petition Against HB 163, Madigan Suspends Campaign for Speaker, Inauguration Details

Call to Action: Sign Petition Opposing HB 163 Over the last several days I have heard from hundreds of constituents urging me to vote against HB 163. This bill is…


Friday, January 8, 2021
VIDEO: House Republicans Denounce Governor Pritzker’s Decision to Withhold CARES Funds

This afternoon Republican State Representatives Avery Bourne, Keith Wheeler and Tom Demmer addressed the media and denounced unilateral decisions made by Governor JB Pritzker to withhold federal CARES Act COVID-19…


Thursday, January 7, 2021
AUDIO: Rep. Bourne Discusses Upcoming Lame Duck Session

Monday, January 4, 2021
Lame Duck Session; Inauguration Set for Jan. 13

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois legislature should resolve to make 2021 the year of accountability – accountability for the…


Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Merry Christmas from Rep. Avery Bourne

Be Safe on the Roads During Cold Weather Months Cold, winter weather has arrived, and the snow and wind that is common this time of year often makes travel difficult…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne: “Pritzker and Democrats Own the Unbalanced Budget”

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Bourne on LaSalle Veterans Home COVID-19 Outbreak: “The Pritzker Administration’s Failure is Unconscionable”