Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Legislative News from Rep. Avery Bourne

All of Illinois Moves to Phase 4 of Reopen Plan On Friday, June 26, all of Illinois moved into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan. While we will…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
OPINION: It’s Time for Hearings, Audits, and Answers

It has been nearly 100 days and 40 Executive Orders since Governor Pritzker issued the first stay home order. The initial intention of the order – to slow the spread…

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
New Grants Available to Support Dairy Entrepreneurship

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) has announced a new grant program that will provide Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses with financial and technical support. This initiative, a joint…

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
ISBE and IDPH Release Rules for Return to In-Person Learning

The Illinois State Board of Education and Department of Public Health have announced guidelines for Illinois schools to safely return to in-person Instruction as the state advances to Phase 4…

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Shares Guidelines for Phase 4 of Pritzker Reopen Plan

All four regions of Illinois will move into Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan on Friday, June 26, 2020. Phase 4 guidelines were designed by the Department of…

Friday, June 12, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Responds to Governor’s Unilateral Decision to Cancel Illinois State Fairs

Today Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois State Fairs in Springfield and Du Quoin will be canceled. Upon learning the news, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) issued the following Statement:…

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Urges Reopening of Local IDES Offices

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) sent a letter to the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security on Tuesday calling on the agency to reopen local offices throughout Illinois…

Monday, June 8, 2020
Legislative News from Rep. Avery Bourne

I couldn’t write a newsletter to you without first acknowledging the heartbreak in our nation. It has been difficult to find the right words. Our nation is hurting. Please pray…

Monday, June 1, 2020
E-Check Processing Fees Waived to Renew Driver’s License, State ID, Vehicle Registration

In an effort to further encourage online transactions with the Secretary of State’s office at, The Secretary of State and State Treasurer have worked to waive the payment processor…

Friday, May 29, 2020
Toolkits Available to Help Businesses Adhere to Phase 3 Guidelines

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has developed a free tool kit to help employers implement the Governor’s Restore Illinois Phase 3, Guidelines for Safely Reopening Businesses….