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Saturday, February 10, 2024
Super (Bowl) Snacks from Illinois Farmers

Frito-Lay makes some of the most popular chips in the American marketplace and Illinois farmers play a huge role in the production of these beloved snack foods.  https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/02/big-game-crunch-starts-with-illinois.html


Friday, February 9, 2024
Budget Priorities, School Safety Officers, Bringing Smiles to Hospitalized Children, and More

Budget Priorities House Republicans have laid out our priorities for the new state budget that we will adopt before we adjourn this spring. With hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars…


Thursday, February 8, 2024
Tipsword Discusses Business in Livingston County

This week Rep. Tipsword was pleased to attend the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council annual forecast dinner. The event showcased local workforce highlights, and Rep. Tipsword was able to…


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tipsword Sponsors “School Safety Officer” Legislation

Rep. Tipsword is sponsoring legislation this spring making it easier for schools to engage school safety officers to help protect students and staff from harm and help students build a…


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Happy Birthday President Reagan!

On this day 113 years ago, President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois. Happy birthday, President Reagan! Learn more about Illinois’ native son: https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/02/remembering-ronald-reagan-illinois.html


Friday, February 2, 2024
Another Proposed Blow to Public Safety, Port Henry Planning Survey, Eureka College Grant, and More

More Dangerous Criminal Justice “Reform” Just when you think the liberal left can’t cripple our law enforcement anymore, the above legislation was just introduced in the House by a Representative…


Thursday, February 1, 2024
Celebrate Freedom Day!

Happy Freedom Day! On February 1st, 1865, Illinois became the first state in the union to ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. 


Wednesday, January 31, 2024
New Criminal Justice Bill Further Endangers our Communities

Rep. Tipsword, who also serves as Chief Deputy in the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department, today discussed how dangerous a new Democrat-sponsored criminal justice “reform” measure could be for our communities….


Sunday, January 28, 2024
Migrants, Ethics, February Festivals, and More

Chicago plans to stop building migrant shelter space As part of its overall drive against city of Chicago homelessness, in 2023 under Mayor Brandon Johnson the city had said it…


Saturday, January 27, 2024
Never Again…

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, let us all take time to remember the victims of the Holocaust, share the stories of survivors, and strengthen our resolve to…