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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Unes Legislation to Help Gold Star Families

On Wednesday, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation to ensure families of servicemembers do not face additional burdens after losing their loved one in service to our country….


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Statement on Governor Rauner’s Budget Proposal for FY 19

Governor Bruce Rauner revealed his annual budget address today during a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate. State Representative Mike Unes (R-Pekin) released the following statement: “Today, the…


Monday, November 6, 2017
State Rep. Unes Reviews Dangerous Intersection with IDOT; Secures Project for Traffic Lights

In response to another devastating accident on IL Rte. 24 and Cameron Lane on October 12th—this time involving a young mother and her toddler, which resulted in the mother’s loss…


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
House Approves Resolution Designating Section of Illinois Route 78 ‘Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway’

On Wednesday, the Illinois House of Representatives adopted a resolution designating the section of Illinois Route 78 from Canton to Farmington as the “Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway”. The resolution…


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Statement on Caterpillar’s Announcement to Relocate Global Headquarters

“I am disappointed to learn about Caterpillar’s decision to relocate its Global Headquarters from Peoria to Chicago.  Undoubtedly, the impact of this transition will be significant, presenting the Central Illinois…


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Unes Selected by House Minority Leader Durkin to Serve as Assistant Republican Leader

State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) was appointed today to serve as an Assistant Minority Leader for the 100th General Assembly.  There are only six positions of this kind that…


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Rep. Unes to Receive “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) will be receiving the “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award on Friday, December 2 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino.  The presentation of the award…


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Peoria County Farm Bureau Presents Rep. Unes with “Friend of Agriculture” Award

State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) is honored to announce that he is the recipient of the 2016 “Friend of Agriculture” award from the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), which was…


Friday, August 12, 2016
Governor Signs Unes Bills to Benefit Illinois Schools

Today, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law two bills sponsored by State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) that benefit Illinois schools.  The first bill, HB 4675, ensures that federal pass-thru…


Saturday, May 30, 2015
VIDEO: Unes Blasts Unbalanced, Unconstitutional State Budget

Unfortunately, Speaker Madigan pushed through a self-admittedly, unbalanced state budget today. It spends billions of dollars more than is anticipated to be coming into state coffers. Unfortunately, this is nothing…