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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Sosnowski statement on House vote to expand vote-by-mail

State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) issued a statement following passage of an expanded vote-by-mail program for the November 2020 General Election by the House of Representatives today: “The Democratic majority…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Sosnowski sponsors bill to withdraw Graduated Tax from November ballot

State Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) is Chief Co-Sponsor of legislation introduced on Monday to withdraw the referendum from the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot supported by Governor Pritzker that…


Friday, May 15, 2020
Lawmakers: counties should defer property tax bills and waive late fees/penalties for minimum of 90 days

To relieve one of the largest financial pressures on families during COVID-19, a bipartisan group of state representatives are calling on every Illinois county to follow the lead of Kane,…


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Despite the Hyperbole, Facts Don’t Support Misleading Definition of Winnebago County as a COVID-19 “Hot Spot”

You can’t take everything you read at face value. A headline in the May 6 edition of the Rockford Register Star is a case in point. “Deemed a ‘hot spot’…


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Summer Reading Program open to K – 6th grade students

State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, has launched his 10th Annual Summer Reading Program for kindergarten through sixth grade students who live or attend school in the 69th District in portions…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Ten Priorities for Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded and the March Stay at Home was put into place, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin took the long view creating an internal Economic Recovery Working…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Petition – It’s Time for the General Assembly to Get Back to Springfield

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the nation and our state.   As a co-equal branch of government, the General Assembly has the responsibility to debate the…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Rep. Sosnowski calls on Winnebago County to release more accurate daily COVID-19 death statistics

State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, is calling on the Winnebago County Health Department to release complete and accurate COVID-19 fatality statistics in their daily report that distinguish between:  Individuals who…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Sign the Petition: Stop Governing Illinois by Executive Order

We call on Governor J. B. Pritzker to stop governing by executive order, involve the legislature in decision making, and reopen Illinois safely on a regional basis.  The Time is…


Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Northwest Illinois Legislators Demand Pritzker Re-Open State Regionally

Legislators representing Northwest Illinois had strong words for first-term Democrat Governor JB Pritzker’s handling of the COVID pandemic in Illinois on Wednesday, with Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) going so far…