Monday, July 11, 2016
Legislation Honoring Two Local Vietnam Veterans Adopted

Legislation to commend and honor two Hillsboro Veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was recently unanimously adopted by both, the Illinois House and Senate. The Senate Joint…

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Monster Summer Reading Program

It’s not too late but the deadline is quickly approaching to submit your name and reading list for Representative Bourne’s Monster Summer Reading Program   Everyone who turns in their list by August 5th is invited…

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Stopgap Funding Plan Approved by Legislature and Governor

On Thursday, June 30th, the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner approved a bipartisan stopgap budget less than 24 hours before the new fiscal year was set to begin…

Friday, July 1, 2016
Watch Rep. Bourne’s interview about education funding and the 6 month budget deal

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Bourne Pushes To Fund Critical Human Services; Open Schools On Time

With less than a week left until the State of Illinois begins its second year without a budget, Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and her colleagues are calling for a vote…

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Proposed Gun Regulations Too Intrusive

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) stands in opposition to a bill making its way through the Illinois General Assembly. The legislation, HB1016, is an attempt by anti-gun groups to erode the…

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Bourne: No Pay Increase For Legislators

In an attempt to prevent automatic pay raises from taking effect, Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) sponsored House Bill 6584.  The bill would prevent legislators from receiving their automatic 1.7% cost…

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Synthetic Drug Legislation Passes Both Houses Unanimously

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) are sponsoring Senate Bill 210.  This legislation creates the Bath Salt Prohibition Act and provides for penalties for…

Friday, May 27, 2016
Rep. Bourne sends letter to Governor Bruce Rauner and AFSCME requesting both sides to return to the table for thoughtful, good-faith negotiations.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Representative Bourne “stands up” to Demand Compromise

During the House floor debate on Friday, with only 4 days left in the regular session, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) joined a call for all legislators in the House…