Press Releases

Dan Ugaste Calls On Opponent To Join Madigan Resignation Chorus

  Dan Ugaste Calls On Opponent To Join Madigan Resignation Chorus GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) today called upon his opponent Martha Paschke to join him in demanding Mike Madigan’s resignation as the Speaker of the House.  Ugaste also encouraged Paschke to seek Madigan’s resignation from all Democratic Party leadership positions. “So far…

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Ugaste Statement on ComEd’s Federal Bribery Charges and Speaker Madigan

CHICAGO—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released the following statement in response to the federal bribery charges officially filed against ComEd, which implicate House Speaker Mike Madigan in these charges, which is part of the ongoing public corruption investigation: “Although he has not been charged, it is clear that Speaker Madigan is involved in this federal…

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Ugaste Legislation Requires Legislative Input in Emergency Response

GENEVA—Due to Governor Pritzker’s continued unilateral response to the state’s coronavirus pandemic, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) filed legislation to require legislative approval on emergency declarations. The legislation, HB5790, provides that if the Governor issues a disaster proclamation, he may extend the proclamation or make an additional proclamation regarding the same disaster, but it must…

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Ugaste Opposes New IDPH Rule

GENEVA—This week Governor Pritzker’s administration issued an additional executive order creating a new penalty, including jail time and up to a $2,500 fine, for businesses who defy the Stay at Home Order and attempt to reopen. State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), who has backed small businesses in Illinois by supporting the Fair Business Treatment Act,…

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Ugaste and Other Kane County Republican Leaders Launch Community Care Package Events this Saturday, May 16

For Immediate Release- May 12, 2020 (St. Charles)- A group of Republican Kane County elected officials and candidates are leading two events this Saturday to distribute free Community Care Packages to people in need at locations in Elgin and St. Charles via a drive-in, no contact, delivery system. The first event will be from 10-12 at the New Life Covenant Church at 2250 W.…

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Ugaste Statement on Pritzker’s 5 Phase Plan

GENEVA, IL – On Tuesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released his 5 Phase plan to reopen Illinois.   This 5 Phase plan broke the state into four regions, and laid out criteria that is needed for each zone to advance to the next phase.  The Governor stated that currently the state as a whole is in…

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Dan Ugaste Demands Review of Illinois Governor Disaster Proclamations

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) is asserting that any Disaster Proclamation by the Governor of Illinois, for which a previous disaster declaration was already made, needs to be approved by the majority of state legislators from both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. Earlier this month, Ugaste made a request for the same…

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Ugaste Urges Governor to Improve IDES’ Response

GENEVA—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is urging Governor JB Pritzker to expand the capabilities of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Hardworking residents were laid off in mid-March, when many small businesses were forced to close their doors due to this pandemic,” said Rep. Ugaste.  “Now, they are struggling…

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Ugaste Proposes Review of Illinois Governor’s Current Disaster Proclamation

GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is proposing that any Disaster Proclamation by the Governor of Illinois, for which a previous disaster declaration was already made, should be approved by the majority of state legislators from both houses of the Illinois General Assembly. “First let’s begin by stating this is in no way a…

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