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Monday, September 25, 2023
Local Police in Their Own Words

Recently, I hosted a Public Safety Roundtable Event with local police officers, County Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and their staff. The focus of the meeting was to hear firsthand from local…

Monday, September 25, 2023
Our Saviors Lutheran School 5th Graders Came to Visit The Capitol

The Capitol is always a home to guests, including this terrific group of 5th graders from Our Saviors Lutheran School! I had a great time talking with the kids about…

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Rep. Coffey Responds to Breeze Airways Joining Springfield Airport

Springfield, IL… Breeze Airways is growing its national network by joining the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Flights to both Orlando and Tampa Florida will be available starting in December. State…

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Summer Reading Program: Pizza Party Hosted by Rep. Coffey

The Summer Reading Program for Kids was a success and they enjoyed the pizza party! Rep. Coffey believes reading is a vital skill to learn early on in education. This…

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Education Concerns from Local School Superintendents

Today, I had the pleasure to meet with local school superintendents at Capital Area Career Center. Our meeting was focused around ongoing concerns about teacher shortages, quality education, and regulations…

Monday, September 11, 2023
American Lives Lost: We Will Always Remember 9/11

American lives would forever be changed after September 11, 2001. It’s been 22 years since the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists in the deadliest attack on…

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Catching Up with Coffey

JOBS Illinois supplements its overall July 4.5% unemployment report with report on metro areas. The follow-up July report breaks out Illinois’ joblessness numbers with numbers from 14 key metro areas…

Thursday, August 31, 2023
Our Notable Veterans’ Need Reliable Support in Illinois

Make Your Voice Heard There are many policy issues that legislators must consider each year that impact veterans. I would be honored to hear from local veterans and active military…

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Improving Public Safety in Illinois

After months-long discussions with stakeholders, including crime victim advocates and law enforcement professionals, our Truth in Public Safety (TIPS) working group introduced measures in the form of legislation that focus on three…

Monday, August 28, 2023
Catching up with Coffey

CRIMINAL LAW Organized retail theft an increasing threat to Illinois bricks-and-mortar retailers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates the cost of Illinois retail theft at more than $4 billion per year….