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Senate committee hears testimony on Weaver’s legislation for the future of Peoria’s water system

The Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform held a special hearing on two bills filed by State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) that aim to help Peoria residents learn more about the costs of their water system and the potential for a city purchase of the system...

Senator Weaver statement on Democrat budget

“The other side just passed an absolutely massive tax hike, adding completely new taxes, while refusing to support workers compensation reform or substantive property tax relief for struggling homeowners...

Senate passes pension reform legislation

Springfield – The Illinois Senate has passed pension reform legislation that could save taxpayers well over $1 billion per year, according to State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria)...

Senator Weaver passes 5 common sense bills

The Illinois Senate has unanimously passed five bills sponsored by State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) to help service men and women, improve healthcare, and fix issues with existing state laws...

Senator Weaver invites high school students to take on state government

Around three dozen high school students came to Springfield this week to try their own hands at crafting and passing legislation as part of State Senator Chuck Weaver’s (R-Peoria) Youth Advisory Council (YAC)...

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...