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State does not have resources to bail out Chicago, Rep. Ugaste says

In case you missed it: Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) reasons that state lawmakers can be expected to do only so much to help the City of Chicago out from under its growing pension liability. “It would be great if the state of Illinois had the funds to help out the city in a…
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IRS data shows state’s outmigration losses at more than $310 billion, Wirepoints reports

A new Wirepoints analysis of Internal Revenue Service data concludes that Illinois’ ongoing outmigration crisis has caused the state at least $310 billion in adjusted gross income since the start of the new millennium. By comparison, Florida gained nearly $1 trillion in adjusted gross income over the same period while Texas added $250 billion, with…
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Rep. Ugaste laments pension crisis after another report ranks Illinois near the bottom

Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) believes the findings of a new Tax Foundation report that ranks the state almost last in the country for funded ratio of pubic pensions speaks to the policy change that’s desperately needed in Springfield. “Something has to be done and until that happens we will not get businesses coming…
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It’s Petition Passing Time

With the March Primary right around the corner, it is time to circulate petitions for my Re-Election campaign. You can download the petition by clicking here. You can click here to view and download instructions on how to circulate petitions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY

Hi there – We are down to the wire. If you want to voter early – today is the last day – you have literally just a few hours to early vote today. Early voting locations At 7pm tomorrow polls will close and voters will have made their decisions on all the races across the…
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EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY

Hi there – We are down to the wire. If you want to voter early – today is the last day – you have literally just a few hours to early vote today. Early voting locations At 7pm tomorrow polls will close and voters will have made their decisions on all the races across the…
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3 Ways To Vote This Week

Election day is next Tuesday, November 6th, where voters will choose our next Governor, Attorney General, Congressman, and a host of others offices including State Representative, the office I am seeking. Turnout is critical for every election so I wanted to make sure you were aware of different ways to cast your vote this week.…
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A Special Message from Karen McConnaughay

October 30, 2018   Dear Friends,   It has been my privilege and honor to serve as your state senator for the past six years. Although I am moving on, representation in our community is something I remain concerned about. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Dan Ugaste and for me, it’s about…
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EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

As of Monday, October 22, you can now VOTE EARLY for the November 6, 2018 General Election. What do you need to Early Vote? Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot vote on Election Day. Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question…
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