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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Open Letter from Representative Mike Unes

Today is a sad day in Illinois.  It’s a day in which I take no joy.  Today my thoughts are with the people of my district and across this state….


Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Putting an End to the Budget Impasse and Runaway Spending

If there is one thing that all conservatives agree on, its that the government spends too much money.  In Illinois, years of unbalanced budgets have made Illinois the least fiscally…


Monday, July 3, 2017
Rep. Unes Discusses Importance of Approved Budget

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, May 4, 2016
Illinois House Honors Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Whisenand

Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) led the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday in a tribute to Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Whisenand, who lost his life in the line of…


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…


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Video: Unes says Sham Budget Votes ‘Dysfunctional Government at its Worst!’

Unfortunately, the games continued in Springfield yesterday.  Speaker Madigan’s Supermajority called Budget Votes on the House Floor after filing a budget only hours earlier.  No one from the public, human…


Thursday, May 7, 2015
VIDEO: Unes comments on Worker’s Compensation Committee of the Whole

With very little notice, legislators were notified Speaker Madigan was convening a ‘Committee of the Whole’ on Tuesday regarding Worker’s Compensation. The witness list of who would be testifying was…