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Saturday, June 1st, 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 24th, 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 27th, 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 27th, 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 26th, 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 10th, 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 27th, 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…

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Rep. Unes: New Law Will Help Gold Star Families

Families of fallen service members now have one less burden when mourning the loss of their loved one.  A new law allows more flexibility to such families in terms of…

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Rep. Unes’ legislation to improve treatment for child sex abuse victims heads to Governor’s desk

Landmark legislation led by State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) to improve access to emergency room treatment for pediatric sexual assault victims cleared the General Assembly. “The effects of a…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Unes Legislation to Help Gold Star Families Heads to the Governor’s Desk

The Illinois Senate approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) today to ensure families of servicemembers do not face additional burdens after losing their loved one in…