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Stan Bond Memorial Scholarship Available to Western Township Students

The Western Kane County Republican Organization is offering a scholarship in honor of former chairman Stan Bond who passed away in 2019. Stan was also a Montgomery Village Trustee and the State Central Committeeman for the 14th Congressional District, and was engaged in his community in many ways. The scholarship was first offered in 2019. The scholarship is open to high…
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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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Local leaders voice concerns about “Restore Illinois” plan

Local government leaders are voicing concerns about Gov. JB Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan to gradually bring the state out of quarantine and back to normal. The plan divides the state into four “health regions,” which will move through the five phases independent of one another based on COVID-19 data and health care capacity within the…
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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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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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Ugaste Launches ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ Program to Help District 65 Residents

GENEVA—In response to the ongoing and growing COVID-19 pandemic, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is launching a program to help those in need in his 65th District.  The program, called “Neighbor to Neighbor,” asks residents in good health to deliver groceries and needed items to those who cannot leave their homes to get them.  The…
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