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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
House Committee Approves Legislation to Help Revitalize Vacant Hanna City Work Camp

    Photo courtesy of Matt Dayhoff / Journal Star The former Hanna City Work Camp stands deserted in 2003 near Hanna City. Today, the House Executive Committee approved legislation…


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….


Friday, February 23, 2018
District Update – February 23, 2018

Proud to Support Local Fire Fighters Last weekend I was proud to support the Northern Tazewell Fire District’s Annual Chili Supper with some of my family. As always, the food…


Thursday, February 15, 2018
District Update – February 15, 2018

Peoria/County legislative breakfast Last Friday, I participated in the Peoria City/County legislative breakfast with many local officials and a few of my colleagues; we then provided an in-depth Springfield update…


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…


Friday, February 9, 2018
District Update – February 9, 2018

House takes moment of silence in honor of George Shadid   Before the House of Representatives on Tuesday we held a moment of silence in honor of George Shadid. Peoria…


Friday, February 2, 2018
District Update – February 2, 2018

Welcoming Mid-West Truckers Association to Peoria I was proud to welcome the Mid-West Truckers Association to Peoria for their annual conference. It was nice to see so many familiar faces…


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…


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…