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Friday, May 15, 2020
Rep. Bourne Joins Panel of Lawmakers on Chicago Tonight

In an interview with WTTW’s Carol Marin, State Representative Avery Bourne joined Senators Dan McConchie, Kimberly Lightford, and Cristina Castro to discuss expectations for the legislative session that will resume…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
House Republicans to Push for a More Localized Approach to Re-opening Illinois’ Economy when Session Reconvenes

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) joined House Republicans from Central Illinois on Thursday for an online press conference where they discussed their caucus’ priorities for next week when the legislature…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Independent Contractors and 1099 Workers Can Begin to File for Unemployment TODAY: Monday, May 11

Independent contractors and all who receive 1099 tax forms can finally apply for out of work benefits beginning today. Even though the funds, made available through the federal CARES Act,…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Legislative News from State Rep. Avery Bourne

Late last week, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), which handles unemployment claims for the state, reported that more than one million Illinoisans have lost their jobs since March…


Monday, May 11, 2020
House Republicans Create List of Priorities that will Aid Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and the March stay home order was put into place, House Republicans created an internal Economic Recovery Working Group. Chaired by Deputy Republican Leader Dan…


Monday, May 11, 2020
House Republican Reopening & Recovery Framework Balances Public Safety with Getting Illinoisans Back to Work

A comprehensive economic reopening and recovery framework created by House Republicans (HGOP) was shared with Governor Pritzker prior to the unveiling of his own recovery plan. Even though he had…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Independent Contractors and 1099 Workers Can Begin to File for Unemployment on Monday, May 11

Independent contractors, sole proprietors, gig workers and those who receive 1099 tax forms, who up to this point have not been eligible for jobless benefits, can apply for out of…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Explains Purpose behind House Republican Women’s Caucus Letter to Governor

In a recent radio interview, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) talked about the content in a letter she and the seven other female members of the House Republican Caucus recently…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Rep. Bourne: I had a constituent call IDES 157 times before she could successfully certify her unemployment benefit

This week State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) gave a radio interview where she explained the ongoing failures within Illinois’ IDES (unemployment) system. She mentioned one constituent, who kept track and…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Central Illinois CDL Facility Reopens to Assist Commercial Truck Drivers

The Secretary of State’s office has opened three Commercial Drivers License (CDL) facilities to meet the overwhelming demand being placed on commercial and agricultural enterprises engaged in delivering and producing…