• 05/15/2015

    Today, I voted to freeze property taxes when the House debated and voted upon Floor Amendment #1 to House Bill 695, which was crafted from proposals in Gov. Bruce Rauner's Turnaround Agenda. The legislation called for a permanent statewide property tax freeze for all units of local government in order to provide suburban homeowners with immediate relief from skyrocketing property taxes.

  • 05/09/2015

    I'd like to wish all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts and guardians a very Happy Mother's Day. It is an important job to raise children in a kind, loving and instructive manner. Thank you for what you do and may you enjoy this day in your honor.

  • 05/01/2015

    As of today, my full-time constituent service office has moved to a new convenient location within our community. If you are seeking assistance or want to stop by to share your opinion on a state issue, you can now find us on the second floor of the Vernon Hills Park District's Laschen Center, located at 294 Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills. Of course, you can still communicate with me via email at RepSente@gmail.com or by phone at 847-478-9909 at any time.

  • 04/25/2015

    This week, I co-hosted a bipartisan dinner for freshmen legislators that was a huge success. This is an activity I initiated because of all the questions I had when I came to Springfield and sought a more collegial atmosphere, where new members could ask these questions and discuss effective ways to represent their constituents. While both parties do some training of members early in session, we have found that there is an important need for continual education. Our goal with these dinners is to mentor the new legislators, share some of our "pearls of wisdom" and most importantly, encourage w

  • 04/17/2015

    It has been another interesting week in Springfield, as bills have started to gain momentum in the House/Senate due to the rapidly approaching deadlines. Budget committees have also begun meeting in small working groups to review appropriation requests line-by-line and develop a budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on July 1, 2015.