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Harvest emergency declared

In an attempt to assist farmers and grain handlers who are dealing with the fallout of rain-related delays, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a harvest emergency over the weekend.

Special Legislative Inspector General Appointed

Recent calls for the appointment and confirmation of a Legislative Inspector General came to fruition over the weekend as the Legislative Ethics Commission approved the appointment of Julie B. Porter to serve as the Special Legislative Inspector General.

Connelly encourages constituents to submit veterans’ stories, pictures for tribute at Illinois State Capitol

“The men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have answered the call to serve their nation deserve our respect and our gratitude,” said Connelly. “Remember your friends, family and neighbors who have served and say ‘thank you’ this Veterans Day by submitting your tributes to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol.”

Sen. Connelly to host FREE Senior Health Fair in Wheaton Oct. 4

Partnering with local health providers and organizations, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) is hosting a FREE Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the DuPage County Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton.

Connelly appointed Assistant Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.

Connelly joins bipartisan effort to end political gerrymandering

As part of a bipartisan, eight-state effort to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to end the practice of political gerrymandering, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined 65 current and former lawmakers in support of an Amicus Curie brief filed in the Supreme Court this week.

Gov. Rauner signs bill to protect taxpayers from police pension fund abuse

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 418, which prevents retired police officers from opting into the pension system a second time if they return to the force as a police chief or join another municipality’s force.

Connelly statement on Senate Bill 1 override vote

Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) offered the following comments.

Ives, Wehrli, Connelly to Host Town Hall on School Funding Bill

State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) and Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) along with State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the status of the controversial education funding reform bill, Senate Bill 1, and what is at stake for local taxpayers and school districts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 12 at Benedictine University’s Goodwin Business Building's Hall of Leaders (4th Floor), located at 5700 College Road in Lisle.

Illinois enacts new law ensuring life-saving treatment to children with PANDAS

Thanks to legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and signed into law on July 18 by Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois is now the first state in the nation to require all individual and group plans of health insurance to cover life-saving treatments for children who suffer from PANDAS disease (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal).

House overrides Governor's vetoes, budget with tax increase becomes law

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement in response to the House overriding the Governor’s veto to enact a budget, which includes a 32 percent income tax hike.

Sen. Connelly responds to budget plan

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the below statement following the House and Senate passing a budget plan, which includes a major tax increase:

Lawmakers head into Special Session, Sen. Connelly ready to take action

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement ahead of returning to Springfield for special session:

Sen. Connelly provides statement following General Assembly adjournment

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement after the General Assembly ends its spring legislative session:

Sen. Connelly provides statement on Senate Bill 1

State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement in opposition to Senate Bill 1, which passed both chambers on May 31: