Chicago Tribune Endorses Keith Wheeler

Endorsement: Chicago Tribune

Honored to be endorsed by the Chicago Tribune From the Chicago Tribune: If Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, shows up on your doorstep, be prepared for a lesson in budgeting. But don’t fall asleep. This is important. Decades of bad budgeting is how the state got into its financial mess. An appropriations committee on which Wheeler sits[…]

Daily Herald Endorses Keith Wheeler

Endorsement: Daily Herald

Honored to be endorsed by the Daily Herald From the Editorial Board: In two terms in Springfield, Republican Keith Wheeler, of Oswego, has staked out clear territory in the camp of General Assembly conservatives. He has a strong record fighting for spending controls, pension reform and property tax relief. At the same time, he also[…]

CUB Utility Bill Clinic in Montgomery

Rep. Keith Wheeler Hosted Utility Bill Clinic with CUB in Montgomery

State Representative Keith Wheeler hosted a clinic to help residents lower the costs of their utility bills on Thursday, August 23 at 10:30am. The clinic aimed at reducing the costs of their gas, electric, and phone bills to the clinic. Attendees should brought their most recent utility bill with them to the Montgomery Village Hall[…]

State Representative Keith R. Wheeler appointed to GOP Conference Chair

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin appointed Rep. Keith Wheeler of Oswego to serve as House Republican Conference Chair. The appointed is extremely rare for a legislator in only their second term as a state representative. Wheeler released a statement saying, “This role will enable me to be an even more effective voice for Fox[…]

Revenue Estimate - IL Taxpayer Protection Team

Wheeler Attacks Speaker Madigan on Budget Process

Rep. Keith Wheeler penned a scathing op-ed printed in the Chicago Tribune today. He criticized Speaker Madigan and his Democratic majority in the legislature for failing to adopt a revenue estimate in this year’s budget negotiations. Wheeler was sworn in as a legislator in 2015 and the Illinois General Assembly has not met the constitutional[…]

Blue Collar Jobs Act

Representative Keith Wheeler Introduces Blue Collar Jobs Act

Rep. Wheeler introduced HB5864, known as the Blue-Collar Jobs Act, which would give tax incentives to construction projects in Illinois. Wheeler was instrumental in uniting representatives from the business community, manufacturing, and organized labor to support the initiative. Since his time in the Illinois legislature, Wheeler has been a leading voice for bringing economic development[…]

Freeze Illinois Property Taxes

High Property Taxes Drive the Exodus from Illinois

A simple Facebook post about Illinois’ high property taxes draws impassioned responses from frustrated Illinois homeowners who have had enough.  My high school classmate and neighbor wrote: I wish my taxes were $4100 😒 – our entire extended family are considering leaving Illinois soon. Our parents cannot continue to pay a “mortgage” for their taxes[…]

IL State Constitution Balanced Budget Requirement

Rep. Wheeler calls on Attorney General Madigan to force legislators to comply with the balanced budget requirement

The Illinois General Assembly has ignored the balanced budget requirement of the Illinois Constitution for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  The balanced budget requirement really shouldn’t be in dispute.  The language in the Illinois Constitution is fairly clear: Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available[…]