State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has signed on as a co-sponsor for legislation that would make it illegal in the state of Illinois to sell, purchase or possess bump stocks—a device attachment for a semiautomatic rifle that allows it to fire faster, operating similarly to a fully automatic rifle.
On Tuesday, January 23, Sen. Connelly visited Travanse Living in Wheaton along with some creatures from the Brookfield Zoo. The visit was part of a program called The Animal Ambassador Program.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) has been appointed to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission, which seeks to provide guidance and recommendations regarding pretrial reform in the Illinois criminal justice system.
In an attempt to narrow the gender wage gap in the work force, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) announces his plan to refile Senate Bill 1039, which would make it illegal for employers to ask their employees or job applicants about their previous wage or salary history.
Illinois takes another step toward reducing recidivism with the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 1607, which makes corrections to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) unveiled legislation today that would ban the retail sale of animals obtained from commercial breeders in DuPage and Will Counties.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Connelly, that substantially reduces startup, annual filing and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) is one of only eight Illinois senators to earn a perfect score on the 2017 Legislative Scorecard released by the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA).
The Illinois Bicentennial Commission kicked off the state’s year-long tribute to Illinois’ 200th birthday at Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier on December 3.
On November 29, 30 students from the 21st Senate District took part in State Senator Michael Connelly’s Youth Advisory Council at the DuPage County Administration Building, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement ahead of returning to Springfield for special session:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement after the General Assembly ends its spring legislative session:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement in opposition to Senate Bill 1, which passed both chambers on May 31:
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