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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Child Care to be Phased-In during Reopening Plan

While many child care homes and centers have been open and providing emergency care to the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the majority of licensed…


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Small Business Development Center Receives $7.3 Million to Help Illinois Small Businesses

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Illinois Small Business Development Center…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMV Facilities to Reopen for Limited Services in June

Secretary of State DMV offices will begin reopening on June 1, and through July 31 will ONLY provide services for new drivers, those with expired driver’s licenses or ID cards,…


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Rep. Bourne Provides End of Session Update

After being away from Springfield for 11 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators returned to Springfield last week for a disappointing four-day session to complete the necessary work of…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Opposes Democrats’ Unbalanced Budget, Highlights Lack of Action on Important Reforms

At the conclusion of the 2020 special legislative session, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget and lack of action on important…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
AUDIO: Rep. Bourne Talks About Need to Remove Graduated Tax Question from Ballot

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) is co-sponsoring leislation to remove the graduated income tax question from the November ballot. In the above interview, Rep. Bourne explains why legislators should approve…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Bourne: “Increasing taxes on our small businesses is the last thing we should be doing right now”

With Illinois small businesses reeling from the loss of revenue tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s response, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) is co-sponsoring legislation that would remove…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Bourne Responds to Governor’s Decision to Withdraw 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’…


Monday, May 18, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Shares Goals as Lawmakers Prepare to Return to Legislative Session

As the legislature prepares to reconvene in Springfield this week, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) shared several critical items that should be debated and voted on by the House and…


Monday, May 18, 2020
Session to Reconvene on Wednesday

Over the weekend I became aware of two important issues related to the Governor’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Information about both is still being collected, but I want to…