News

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Unes-Sponsored Bill to Assist High School Building and Trades Program Passes House

Today, a bill that would greatly assist high school building and trades programs by allowing them to employ a licensed realtor to sell homes constructed as a part of their…


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…


Thursday, April 28, 2016
Rep. Unes to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

PEKIN, IL – State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) will be hosting a free paper shredding event this Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to Noon.  The event will take…


Thursday, April 21, 2016
Unes Bill Offering ACT Test Option to Illinois School Districts Passes House

With broad support from area school districts, a bill sponsored by Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) requiring the State of Illinois to provide the ACT test to any school district…


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
House Passes Unes Legislation to Release Federal Dollars to Community Colleges in 112-0 Vote

Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives provided essential long-term assurance to community colleges in the state by passing HB 4675, which would ensure that all future federal dollars distributed to…


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Unes Bill Offering ACT Test Option to Illinois School Districts Passes Education Committee

With broad support from area school districts, a bill sponsored by Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) requiring the State of Illinois to provide the ACT test to any school district…


Monday, March 7, 2016
Unes Intervenes for the City of Canton in Case of Unpaid State Prison Utility Bills

After learning that the City has been fully subsidizing the water bill at the State prison in Canton during the ongoing budget impasse, Rep Unes (R-East Peoria) got directly involved…


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Representative Unes opposes “irresponsible and unfeasible” college appropriations bill

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) today voiced frustration in the irresponsible political posturing that continues to take place in Springfield, resulting in an unsustainable approach to the…


Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Representative Unes Files Bill to Require ACT Test as Option for Illinois School Districts

State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) filed HB 4362 yesterday afternoon: A bill that would require the State of Illinois to provide the ACT test to any high school junior…


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Unes introduces new Legislative Aide, Tiffany White

Pekin, IL … Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) announces the hiring of his new Legislative Aide, Tiffany White, a Pekin native and experienced constituent casework manager. Tiffany White will be…