Thursday, July 6, 2023
National Independent Retailer Month

The month of July is dedicated to celebrating small and locally owned businesses! Small businesses are the backbone to our local economies–they drive growth in our communities and add character…

Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Happy 4th of July

Independence day commemorates the day that our nation was born, the day that commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776,…

Saturday, July 1, 2023
July is Ice Cream Month!

The average American eats roughly 20 pounds of ice cream per year, which equates to 4 gallons! With that much ice cream being eaten, the month of July is now…

Friday, June 30, 2023
Infrastructure Update: Illinois 84 closes in Jo Daviess County July 10

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that, weather permitting, construction on Illinois 84 in Jo Daviess County will begin on July 10. The work zone is located a mile…

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Save the Date: Senior Fair July 12th

State Representative Tony McCombie is hosting an upcoming senior fair at DeKalb High School, 501 Dresser Road, on Wednesday, July 12th.  The event is free, open to the public, and…

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Bill to Lift Ban on Nuclear Energy Waiting for Governor’s Signature

Illinois lawmakers worked to lift the 36-year ban on new nuclear energy construction permits this spring, with Senate Bill 76 receiving bipartisan support and headed to the Governor. State Representative…

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Agrichemical Container Recycling Events This Summer

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is hosting a free agrichemical container recycling program and encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to participate! The program has dates available throughout the summer—with…

Monday, June 26, 2023
In the News: “McCombie Connects with Alton Residents”

While visiting Alton last week, House Minority Leader Tony McCombie gave a recent news interview, where she commented on her leadership role and the end of legislative session in the…

Saturday, June 24, 2023
7th Annual Summer Reading Program Underway

With summer officially underway, House Minority Leader Tony McCombie is urging students in her district to continue reading throughout the summer. She has launched the 7th annual summer reading program,…

Friday, June 23, 2023
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