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Monday, February 22, 2021
Bourne Outraged that Pritzker Signs Bill, Turns his back on Law Enforcement

LITCHFIELD–Today Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3653 into law. This bill, opposed by every law enforcement organization in the state, will turn suspected criminals back on to the streets…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Bourne Reacts to State Budget Proposal

LITCHFIELD—Today Governor JB Pritzker gave his annual budget address virtually to the 102nd General Assembly. Below is a statement from State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) in response:  “Today the Governor presented…


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Region 3 Moves to Phase 4 in Pritzker’s COVID-19 Plan

Yesterday, Governor Pritzker announced that the Illinois counties included in Region 3 have met all criteria to move to Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan. This includes all…


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…