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Friday, January 12, 2024
Central Illinois Association of Law Enforcement Meeting

I had the pleasure of speaking with the Central Illinois Association of Law Enforcement Executives this week. We must continue supporting our local law enforcement agencies and remembering the challenges…

Thursday, January 11, 2024
The Gun Ban Registration Still Lacks Clarity for General Public

The Illinois gun ban is officially in effect. Owners of specific firearms, magazines, and ammunition are required to register them with the Illinois State Police (ISP). I’m concerned for constituents…

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Planning underway for America’s 250th Birthday

In less than three years, the United States will commemorate its 250th birthday, or Semiquincentennial, celebration. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, with the nation’s 250th birthday…

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Thank you Police Officers

January 9th is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Be sure to thank your local law enforcement officers for their bravery and sacrifice as they protect our communities! Here are a few ideas…

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking is a billion dollar industry that currently traps nearly 27 million people worldwide, including the state of Illinois. This month let us remember how prevalent this issue is,…

Monday, January 1, 2024
Happy New Year!

My family and I wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year! As we have officially wrapped up 2023, I’d like to reflect back on a few moments in my…

Thursday, December 28, 2023
New Illinois Laws to Know in 2024

In 2024, Illinoisans will see more than 300 new laws take effect. Here are few notable new laws and a list of the entire laws that have been passed: Support…

Friday, December 22, 2023
From my Family to Yours, Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Catching Up with Coffey

JOBS | PENSIONS | VETERANS | ENERGY | FIREARMS JOBS Illinois minimum wage set to increase on January 1, 2024. In 2023, the minimum wage for non-tipped Illinois workers has been…

Friday, December 15, 2023
Bill of Rights Day: Protecting Our Freedom and Liberty

On December 15th, 1791, the United States of America ratified the Bill of Rights, which included the first 10 amendments in the U.S. Constitution. These amendments are the bedrock of…