To show appreciation for veterans and their sacrifices, Sen. Connelly is joining the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus in teaming up with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to showcase their legacy of service. They are encouraging everyone across the state to submit a photograph and written story of any veteran, which will be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Capitol Rotunda from November 5 to November 16.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin today announced proposed legislative changes to strengthen “Failure to Appear” (FTA) laws. Noting the significant increase in the number of people not showing up to court, Connelly and Berlin said their proposal is an effort to ensure individuals, who are out on bond, are appearing in court when ordered.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) continued his support of pro-business legislation during the 100th General Assembly, and for that, he received the “Champion of Free Enterprise” award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for the fourth straight General Assembly.
State Senator Michael Connelly releases the a statement regarding the passing of former Naperville Mayor George Pradel.
State Senator Michael Connelly joins ten other DuPage Area State Representatives and Senators through the entire month of September to help Loaves & Fishes obtain personal care items.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) have two upcoming Coffee and Conversation events at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Naperville. Connelly and Wehrli invite all constituents to attend one of these events that works best for their schedules.
Partnering with local health providers and organizations, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin are hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, August 15.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed House Bill 5123, sponsored by Sen. Connelly, allowing affected county clerk’s offices to absorb the functions of their now-separate county election commissions.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) will be hosting a series of Coffee and Conversations around the 21st District throughout the month of July. Connelly invites all constituents to attend one of the events closest to them.
Legislation allowing high school students to participate in registered apprenticeship programs passed the General Assembly ahead of the May 31 session deadline. State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), Chief Co-sponsor, says House Bill 5247 will help students get a head start on good paying jobs here in Illinois.
On June 8, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) applauded Governor Rauner for signing his legislation, House Bill 138, which improves independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois.
After months of bipartisan negotiations, the General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a balanced budget that cuts spending and does not include a single tax increase.
Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, the Illinois Senate approved significant reforms to the Legislative Ethics Commission on May 31. State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), who is a member of the Legislative Ethics Commission, said House Bill 138 incorporates the suggestions and input of members of the Legislative Ethics Commission and has received support from the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) issued the below statement after the Senate passed a state budget for fiscal year 2019.
Students representing more than 100 schools across Illinois traveled to Springfield May 10 as part of the annual TECH 2018 program at the Capitol.
In response to the growing automotive theft epidemic in the Chicagoland area, State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has sponsored a public safety measure to help law enforcement to detain suspects of carjacking, which received unanimous support on the Senate floor on May 2.
In an effort to crack down on individuals threatening violence against schools on social media, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) sponsored Senate Bill 563, which passed the Senate unanimously April 26.
Over the past 10 years, state government spending has grown 25 percent faster than taxpayer income, with many claiming the government is spending faster than Illinoisans can afford.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and members of the League of Women Voters Illinois April 18 during a press conference in Springfield calling on Illinois lawmakers to take politics out of Illinois’ legislative map-drawing process.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) to introduce Senate Bill 2670, which would allow voters in counties under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL), the states property tax cap law, the ability to reduce their property taxes via referendum-something only voters in counties not subject to PTELLs tax caps are allowed to do.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said several Senate Republican legislators today during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), who recently filed Senate Resolution 1590, which opposes a constitutional amendment to allow for a graduated income tax rate.
27 students from across the 21st Senate District traveled to the Capitol April 12 to take part in state government and the legislative process as part of State Senator Michael Connelly’s (R-Naperville) Youth Advisory Council.
Nearly 20 years of annual overspending exacerbated by the lack of job-creating, economic-stimulating reforms have contributed to a fiscal crisis that is stymying employment opportunities and driving residents out of Illinois. In response, Sen. Michael Connelly has sponsored a measure that would place a cap on state spending, while also linking state spending growth to economic growth.
Several suburban Republican senators are calling for legislative action on a bill that would put stricter consequences on those who are behind the bothersome robo-calls and scam calls, which seem to keep cell phones ringing non-stop.
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