• 02-15-2018 - Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools Legislative Reception

    I joined Representative Toni McCombie, State Senator Tim Bivins, and Regional Office of Education #47 Superintendent Bob Sondgeroth at the Illinois Association of REgional Superintendents of Schools Legislative Reception.


  • 02-10-18 - Illinois Sheriff's Association Winter Conference

    I was honored this week to be the Master of Ceremonies at the Illinois Sheriff's Association Winter Conference. The 2018 ISA officers were sworn in this year by the Honorable Judge Michael P. Bald. This year's new IL Sheriff's Association President is Stephenson County's own, Sheriff David Snyders! Congratulations Sheriff Snyders!


  • 12-08-17 - Northwest Illinois Criminal Justice Commission

    Representative Toni McCombie and I joined the Northwest Illinois Criminal Justice Commission in Sterling, Illinois. We discussed training opportunities, current issues facing law enforcement, and future public safety legislation.


  • Celebrating Krogman Family Farm's Expansion

    November 29th, 2017 - Krogman Family Farm, Shannon, IL

    Congratulations to Chad & Julia Krogman and family on the opening of their new 2,450 head wean to finish pig barn. Agriculture and livestock production is #1 in Northwest Illinois and my best wishes for a successful operation!


  • Honoring Public Officials Service - Calvary Lighthouse Church

    November 10th, 2017 - Calvary Lighthouse Church, Rochelle, IL

    I was blessed this morning to attend and speak at Calvary Lighthouse Church in Rochelle, IL.  Dr. James Horvath is the Senior Pastor and also attending was Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti,  Representative Tom Demmer, Freeport Alderman Art Ross and Freeport Fire Inspector Robert Bush.  The church honored first responders, farmers and elected officials.


  • 2017 Veterans Day Ceremonies - Freeport, IL

    November 10th, 2010 - Freeport, IL

    I was honored and humbled today to attend Veterans Day ceremonies at my alma mater, Freeport High School.  The faculty and over 1100 students participated and from my perspective and that of my fellow Veterans it was an outstanding program!!  My sincere appreciation to Diane Regan, Principal Beth Summers, and Superintendent Mike Schiffman and all the staff!


  • 2017 Annual 4H Awards and Recognition Banquet

    November 6th, 2017 - Freeport, IL

    Was pleased to attend the Annual 4-H Awards & Volunteer Recognition event yesterday afternoon and speak to our future leaders!


  • NIRW Coffee Talk 11/4/2017

    November 4th, 2017 - Rockford, IL

    It was a pleasure to speak with the Northern Illinois Republican Women at their Coffee Talk at Camp Grant in Rockford, IL. Keep up the good work ladies!


  • Galena Halloween Parade 2017

    October 29th, 2017 - Galena, IL

    15,000 people + Halloween = the best Halloween Parade in the state. The Galena Halloween Parade ! If you missed it last night there's always next year...



  • Congratulations Chad Wienen!

    October 29th, 2017 - Galena, IL

    It was my honor yesterday to congratulate the 2017 Quadcross World Champion Chad Wienen of Galena, Illinois.


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