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[…]

National Small Business Week

Welcome to National Small Business Week! Small business has been called the backbone of the American economy for good reason.  Small businesses create more than 2/3 of the net new jobs and employ more than half of the country’s workforce. Unfortunately, the environment for small business and entrepreneurial growth was filled with uncertainty.  That resulted[…]

Rep. Keith Wheeler files bill strengthening penalties on non-profit theft

State Representative Keith Wheeler filed HB6599 to increase penalties on those convicted of stealing from not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Wheeler said “We need to stiffen the criminal penalties for anyone convicted of misusing funds or in any way stealing from a nonprofit organization. These nonprofits do so much incredible and important work in the community, serving[…]

Support our local police

With the recent event in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Milwaukee, the law enforcement officers who serve and protect – to keep our families safe – have been under unprecedented pressures. We believe that the men and women who serve our communities deserve special respect.  That’s why we created our “Support Police” campaign.  Here’s how it[…]