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Monday, September 16, 2019
Unes Statement on Retirement of Edwards Power Station

Vistra Energy has announced that they have come to a legal settlement to retire the Edwards Power Station at the end of 2022. Edwards is located just south of Bartonville….


Monday, August 12, 2019
Unes Bill Reduces Government Costs

Representative Mike Unes is pleased that Governor Pritzker signed his 6th bill of the year into law today. SB1381 streamlines local government by eliminating an unfunded mandate regarding the installation…


Monday, July 29, 2019
Illinois Citizens Wondering How Gas Tax Benefits Them

(Reprinted from Rep. Unes’ Op-ed in the Peoria Journal Star on Sunday, July 14th, 2019.) Illinois drivers are finding the pain at the pump to be especially uncomfortable this summer. For…


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Closing Out Spring Session

The parade of radical legislation brought to the House floor this week was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in Illinois; a $3 billion dollar tax increase, expansion of abortion, further…


Friday, May 24, 2019
Unes Successfully Advances Anti Human Trafficking Legislation

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of legislation offered by Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) which will assist in the ongoing battle against human trafficking in the…


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
House Passes Unes Legislation to Offer Posthumous High School Diplomas to Fallen Soldiers

Today in Springfield, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) that would allow Illinois high schools to award posthumous diplomas to…


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
State Rep. Mike Unes Announces Traffic Lights at Route 24 and Cameron Lane to go Active March 26

State Representative Mike Unes wants the public to know that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has confirmed that the traffic lights at Rte. 24 and Cameron Lane will go…


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Rep. Unes Named Legislator of The Year

State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) was named Legislator of The Year by the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) at their annual convention held in Peoria September 20th-September 23rd. The Award…


Friday, August 10, 2018
Landmark Legislation for Child Sex Abuse Victims Becomes Law in Illinois

For the first time in Illinois history, victims of sex abuse in Illinois will soon be receiving the better care they deserve under a new law initiated by State Rep….


Friday, July 27, 2018
New Law Clears a Path for Hanna City Work Camp

State Rep Mike Unes’ bill (HB 4319) to help redevelop the former Hanna City Work Camp has officially become law. The legislation paves the way for redevelopment of this blighted…