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Senator Weaver statement on passing of Congressman Bob Michel

“Bob Michel remains an inspiration for statesmanship and cooperation. His dedication to his community, his country, and his principles will be sorely missed...

Senator Weaver statement on budget address

“Governor Rauner has outlined what a budget proposal needs to contain for him to sign it into law, and I believe he made it clear that the current ‘Grand Bargain’ plan in the Senate simply isn’t ready yet...

Senator Weaver statement on Caterpillar announcement

State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) released the following statement after Caterpillar cancelled the construction of a new global headquarters in Peoria and announced the relocation of some leadership positions to Chicago:

Senator Weaver statement on Governor’s “State of the State” address

“I think Governor Rauner has done a good job of laying out the major issues that have plagued our state for years. And he was right to point out that we have made some accomplishments in the last two years, including record funding for our schools. We have also however...

Weaver named lead Republican on Education Committee

State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) will now serve as the top Republican on the Illinois Senate Education Committee, as he has been appointed the Republican Spokesperson for the panel...

Potential budget framework moving forward

After nearly 18 months without a full budget, a broad ranging bipartisan package of reforms, spending and revenue was unveiled in the Senate. Legislators from both sides of the aisle hailed the legislation as the first step toward ending the state’s historic budget impasse...

Senator Weaver statement on swearing-in of 100th General Assembly

“It is an amazing honor to be entrusted to continue representing the people of the 37th Senate District in Springfield. This is an immense responsibility, and one that I do not take lightly..."

New Laws for 2017

Despite Speaker Madigan’s refusal to allow common-sense reforms that can keep jobs in our state, members of the Illinois General Assembly were still able to come together to pass nearly 200 bills in 2016. A significant number of the new laws...

Sen. Weaver: Lawmakers shouldn’t go home without budget progress

Despite a looming deadline to pass a full-year budget, Speaker Madigan decided to end the first week of the fall veto session a day early, according to State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria). That leaves the General Assembly with only three days left in the fall veto session...

High school students propose new legislation to Sen. Weaver

More than three dozen high school students have developed a new understanding of both state government and what it takes to be a an effective leader, thanks to State Senator Chuck Weaver’s (R-Peoria) Youth Advisory program...

Senator Weaver named “Friend of Agriculture”

Noting his strong commitment to Illinois’ largest industry, State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) has been named as a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Illinois Farm Bureau...

Senator Weaver appointed to panel studying at risk students

State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) has been appointed to the Illinois General Assembly’s Advisory Council on At Risk Students, a panel charged with finding ways to improve educational opportunities and access for disadvantaged students...

Senator Weaver invites students to take part in Youth Advisory Council

High school students have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the lawmaking process as part of State Senator Chuck Weaver’s (R-Peoria) 2016 Youth Advisory Council...

Senator Weaver honored as Guardian of Small Business

Praising his work in protecting Illinois’ entrepreneurs and small owner-operators, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) as a Guardian of Small Business...

Senator Weaver appointed to JCAR

The 37th Senate District has a stronger voice in state government now that Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) has been appointed to the bipartisan, bicameral committee that oversees the administrative rules used by state agencies...