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Thursday, February 8, 2024
This Week in Springfield!

Local leaders from the McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) met with me and fellow State Representatives in Springfield today. We discussed restoring the Local Government Distributive Fund allocation to…


Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Multiple organizations came together in 2015 including C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) to help establish an appropriate day to show our appreciation. We…


Monday, November 27, 2023
Congratulations to the 52nd District’s own Cary Grove High School Trojans Football Team

Congratulations to the 52nd District’s own Cary Grove High School Trojans Football Team which captured the Class 6A title over the weekend! C-G (12-2) won its third state title in…


Monday, November 13, 2023
Lake Barrington Shores Veterans Day celebration

I am proud to have attended the Lake Barrington Shores Veterans Day celebration. We stand on the shoulders of so many who have served and we all benefit from the…


Thursday, November 9, 2023
McLaughlin calls for more transparency on how taxpayers dollars are spent

McLaughlin said he is asking for a zero sum budgeting solution and supports creating the Illinois Commission for Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “As a former mayor, I can’t fathom how…


Friday, October 13, 2023
The Children Are our Future? Prove It!

LAKE BARRINGTON… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) from the 52ND House District released the following statement. Rep. McLaughlin said, “When did the People of Illinois approve of the Governor, and…


Tuesday, October 10, 2023
We Stand With Israel

We strongly condemn the Hamas terror attacks and stand in solidarity with the people of Israel as they defend themselves from this horrific assault.


Thursday, October 5, 2023
Chaos at DCFS After Audit Report Released

State Representative Martin McLaughlin said, “Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith announced he is resigning from his post effective December 31. While new leadership is a first step, it is far…


Wednesday, October 4, 2023
McLaughlin Responds to Invest In Kids Scholarship Misinformation Campaign

LAKE BARRINGTON… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) from the 52ND House District released the following statement on the ongoing controversy over the Invest in Kids scholarship and the misinformation drive…


Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Happy Women’s Small Business Month!

There are over 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. today. This October we celebrate women entrepreneurs and their lasting impact on our economy. Happy Women’s Small Business Month!