Press Releases

Chicago Tribune Endorses Dan Ugaste

Republican incumbent Dan Ugaste of Geneva has a good counterpoint to the argument by many Democrats that Michael Madigan should step down as House Speaker and state Democratic Party chairman only if he is convicted of allegations stemming from the ongoing ComEd bribery scandal. “This is not a court of law,” Ugaste says. “This is…

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As Marine Storms Madigan’s Bluff – Ugaste Demands Transparency From Paschke

As Marine Storms Madigan’s Bluff – Ugaste Demands Transparency From Paschke GENEVA, ILLINOIS – More than four days ago, former U.S. Marine and current Democrat Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) announced her candidacy to become the new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, setting up the first challenge from a Democrat to Speaker…

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Dan Ugaste Endorsed By The Illinois Fraternal Order Of Police

Dan Ugaste Endorsed By The Illinois Fraternal Order Of Police GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) has been formally endorsed by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which represents over 33,000 active and retired Illinois police officers.  Ugaste accepted the endorsement and support of the police organization with gratitude and vowed to work…

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Sheriffs of Illinois PAC Announces Ugaste as a “Sheriffs’ Star” Award Recipient

Springfield, Ill. — Sheriffs of Illinois PAC today announce its “Sheriffs’ Star” legislative endorsement for the 101 st General Assembly. The program is further engaging Illinois Sheriffs in the policy-making process. It is now more important than ever that law enforcement have legislators that value the protections and services provided by law enforcement. “Legislators write…

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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

As Marine Storms Madigan’s Bluff – Ugaste Demands Transparency From Paschke GENEVA, ILLINOIS – More than four days ago, former U.S. Marine and current Democrat Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) announced her candidacy to become the new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, setting up the first challenge from a Democrat to Speaker…

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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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