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Friday, July 26, 2019
Legislative Update 7-26-19

Friends — I hope your summer is going well. Many of the farmers in Illinois had to fight the flooding and high levels of rain and now we are facing…


Thursday, July 25, 2019
Webinar: Next-Gen Economic Development

Here is a recorded webinar that you may find helpful if you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, chamber of commerce director, or local elected official interested in economic development…


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Rep. Bailey Fights to Repeal New Limit on Trade-In Credits for Cars, Trucks, SUV’s and Mini-Vans

State Rep. Darren Bailey is working on legislation to repeal a new law that will to go into effect January 1, 2020 and will limit the amount of the ‘Trade-In…


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Rep. Bailey Supports ‘Cork & Pork Festival’ in Sainte Marie to Encourage Tourism for the Southern Illinois Region

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) attended the annual “Cork & Pork Festival” held the second Saturday in July at Picquet Park in Sainte Marie. In addition to pork nachos, pork…


Thursday, July 18, 2019
ALERT! Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

The entire state of Illinois is under either a heat advisory or an excessive heat warning for the next couple of days. It is important that local residents take steps…


Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Governor Signs Rep. Bailey “School Bus Safety” Bill

State Rep. Darren Bailey announced that Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1873 last week and now becomes law to double the fines for people who violate the ‘no passing’…


Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Rep. Bailey Welcomes Ruritan National President to Illinois

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) welcomed Ruritan National president Larry Cassell and his wife, First Lady Nelda Cassell to Illinois this month at the Ruritan breakfast in Mt. Erie. Ruritan…


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
‘Traveling Office Hours’ Set for July

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) announced the next dates, times and locations for his ‘Traveling Office Hours’ program to bring state government to his constituents who may not be able…


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Rep. Bailey Slams Gov. Pritzker’s “Pot” Law: Local Communities Encouraged to ‘Opt Out’

State Rep. Darren Bailey is disappointed in Governor Pritzker signing into law today the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Illinois beginning January 1, 2020. Rep. Bailey voted NO…


Saturday, June 22, 2019
75th Anniversary of the “G.I. Bill of Rights” Celebrated June 22, 2019

Officially the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, the G.I. Bill was created to help veterans of World War II. It established hospitals, made low-interest mortgages available and granted stipends covering…