IGOLD, Soft on Crime Policies, Spring Break in Illinois, and more

Law and Order Round Up

This week, I called for the Illinois House to honor the first responders who ran into gunfire to end the horrific Monday school shooting in Nashville. I also stressed that lawmakers MUST support law enforcement in our communities as discussions on Criminal Justice Reform continue at the Capitol and in the courts. Watch below.

Rep. Tipsword: we must support our first responders – YouTube

I was also proud to stand with Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson and law-abiding gun owners from across the state at the Capitol this week speaking out in support of our 2nd Amendment Rights. I join members of IGOLD in strong opposition to Democrats’ unconstitutional gun ban currently making its way through the courts.

Meanwhile, Despite rampant crime as a result of radical Democrat soft-on-crime policies and the people of Illinois understandably worried, Democrats now want to let criminals serving life sentences for violent crime out on parole.



It was wonderful to have the future of agriculture visit us at the Capitol this week, including this FFA group from Pontiac. Thank you for your commitment to feeding our country and the world!

Henry Bridge Inspection

Heads up – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a routine inspection of the Illinois 18 bridge over the Illinois River at Henry begins April 10. The inspection will reduce the bridge to one lane, with traffic controlled by flaggers during the day when workers are present, for four to five days, weather permitting. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.

Zobrist Inducted into Local Hall of Fame!

Congratulations Eureka, IL native and Former World Series Champion with the Chicago Cubs, Ben Zobrist on your Induction into the Greater Peoria Area Hall of Fame!

Chicago Cubs star Ben Zobrist inducted into Peoria Sports Hall of Fame (pjstar.com)

“Spring Breaking” in Illinois

The House has adjourned for two weeks for recognition of Easter, Passover, and other religious celebrations. While children are out of school and families are taking a break as well, I just wanted to put in a good word for “spring breaking” here in Illinois. Our state is home to many breathtaking state parks that make for fun outdoor adventures.