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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
SAFE-T Act Challenged

Another state’s attorney has expressed concerns over dangerous provisions in Democrats’ SAFE-T Act and challenged the constitutionality of the law. More information at the link below. https://foxillinois.com/news/local/vermilion-county-states-attorney-suing-gov-pritzker-over-safe-t-act


Thursday, September 1, 2022
I-PASS Transponder Expiration Dates Extended

I-PASS transponder expiration dates have been extended for drivers with devices expiring between 2020 and 2026. The extension will last for two years. Individuals will be receiving instructions by mail…


Monday, August 22, 2022
State Rep. Martin McLaughlin Appointed to the Kidney Disease Prevention and Education Task Force

This past week, State Representative Martin McLaughlin was appointed to the Kidney Disease Prevention and Education Task Force. This team was established with the goal of studying Chronic Kidney Disease,…


Tuesday, June 21, 2022
State Rep. Martin McLaughlin Calls Out IDES for Shocking Failures

This past Friday, Auditor General Frank Mautino’s office released a statement with shocking statistics regarding fraudulent Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) benefits being paid out. The Auditor General’s report…


Saturday, April 9, 2022
Rep. McLaughlin Votes No on Democrats’ Election Year Budget

SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) voted no on the Budget Implementation Bill (BIMP) and the FY 2023 budget. Rep. McLaughlin said, “I voted no on the Democrats’ budget…


Friday, April 8, 2022
Rep. McLaughlin’s House Bill 4772 Heads to Governor’s Desk

SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) said, “Now is absolutely the time we start making fiscally responsible decisions for the taxpayers that allows us to do more with less.”…


Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Rep. McLaughlin Slams Reckless Fiscal Malfeasance by House Democrats

SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) said, “Another day in Springfield another speech from the Democrats about fiscal responsibility.  I continue to witness the same old gamesmanship and political…


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Republicans Win on Override of Pritzker’s Executive Authority

The IL Dept. of Public Health re-filed an emergency rule on Monday, Feb. 14, to require the expired school masking mandate to go back into effect. This issue was taken…


Thursday, February 10, 2022
McLaughlin, House Republicans Call For Governor to Halt School Mask Mandate

February 9, 2022 Governor J.B. Pritzker Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 cc: Attorney General Kwame Raoul Dear Governor Pritzker, We are pleased to see you…


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Rep. McLaughlin Issues Grimm Outlook for Illinois Families

BARRINGTON HILLS… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) had a strong reaction to hearing Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest budget proposal on Wednesday. Rep. McLaughlin issued the following statement. “As I…