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Sen. Connelly, Rep. Wehrli to host Town Hall for Ashbury residents

Do you live in the Ashbury Subdivision? If so, you're invited to attend a town hall hosted by Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville).

Sen. Connelly talks about budget on Chicago Tonight, WTTW

Sen. Connelly applauds Senate on passing repeat gun offender bill

It’s time something is done to deal with the out-of-control gun violence in Chicago, said State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), which is why he negotiated a bipartisan measure that would help get violent, repeat gun offenders off the streets. Senate Bill 1722—which recently passed the Senate with overwhelming support—does just that.

Connelly along with fellow Republican lawmakers speak out against Band-Aid budget

Saying another “stopgap” budget isn’t the answer, Senate and House lawmakers came together on April 6 to once again advocate for a long-term solution for the people of Illinois. The legislators say any real plan will make common sense changes, including a property tax freeze, spending reform and caps, job creation, term limits, fair maps and pension reform.

Sen. Connelly, Rep. Ives host large overflow crowd for their final town hall on their Straight Talk Tour

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke to a large overflow crowd Monday night at Naperville City Hall during the final town hall of their Straight Talk Tour, which provided constituents with the latest information on the budget and their efforts to reform the business climate in Illinois.

Sen. Connelly, Sen. Tracy Announce Statewide Pension Reform Compromise Plan

Senators Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) announced they were filing a compromise statewide pension reform plan, which is modeled after a proposal agreed to on a bipartisan basis last summer.

Sen. Connelly, Rep. Ives host first two town halls of their Straight Talk Tour

Last week, State Senator Michael Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives held their first two town halls in Carol Stream and Wheaton as part of their Straight Talk Tour.

Senate Budget and Reform Package Update

Senate lawmakers adjourned March 2, with negotiations continuing on several critical aspects of a Senate budget and reform package—including education funding and workers’ compensation reform and property tax relief.

Sen. Connelly meets with Benet Academy students

A group of high school students from Benet Academy are getting the chance to learn more about state government through a youth program put on by State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville). The program’s goal is to get young people engaged and involved in public service and the legislative process.

Connelly, Ives to host "Straight Talk Tour"

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) are hosting the Straight Talk Tour, which will provide constituents with the latest information on the budget and their efforts to reform the business climate in Illinois. The Straight Talk Tour will consist of three separate town halls located in Naperville, Carol Stream, and Wheaton.

Sen. Connelly sponsors legislation to provide seniors with property tax relief

On February 17, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) held a press conference in Naperville announcing two new pieces legislation that would provide property tax relief to seniors.

Sen. Connelly reacts to Governor Rauner’s Budget Address

“Governor Rauner once again laid out a clear plan to the General Assembly on how he envisions a budget deal. He stressed the importance of balancing the budget by cutting back on wasteful spending and enacting strong economic reforms that are necessary for Illinois to be able to create jobs.

Governor Rauner to give Budget Address

Governor Rauner's Budget Address will take place Wednesday, February 15 at noon.

Newly filed bills

Several notable bills were filed this week by Senate Republican lawmakers.

Vehicle Emission Testing Network Update

The new Vehicle Emissions Testing Program offers more efficient and less expensive tests. It includes numerous added motorist conveniences, including flexible scheduling, expanded hours on Saturdays, and a new website that offers online submission of applications for waiver, exemption, extension and reciprocity transactions.