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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rep. Windhorst Wants Governor to Implement Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

METROPOLIS – On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a 30-day extension of a disaster declaration beginning May 1 that includes a continuation of most stay-at-home orders. However, the governor…


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – January 11, 2020

Dear Friend, Since taking the oath of office as State Representative of the 118th district in January 2019, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in Illinois…


Thursday, October 1, 2020
Rep. Windhorst Responds to Vistra’s Plan to Close Remaining Coal-Fired Power Plants

METROPOLIS – Earlier this week, energy company Vistra announced a six year plan that will result in the eventual closure of several coal-fired power plants across Southern Illinois, including the…


Monday, September 28, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – September 28, 2020

Dear Friend, This week’s Windhorst Weekly recaps a busy last week of news. Despite the legislature not returning to action until Veto Session, there are still many issues to keep…


Thursday, September 17, 2020
Windhorst Provides Information on Second Round of Business Interruption Grants Announced by DCEO

METROPOLIS – 118th District State Rep. Patrick Windhorst is encouraging businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown to apply for a piece of $200 million in Business Interruption…


Monday, August 24, 2020
Illinois House and Senate Republicans Demand Meetings of Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform Resume Immediately

ZOOM, IL – The Republican Legislative Delegation to Illinois’ Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform held a Zoom video press conference on Monday morning demanding that Ethics Commission chairs take…


Friday, August 14, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – August 14, 2020

Dear Friend, This week’s Windhorst Weekly has information and statements on various items from a jam-packed news week. Let’s get right to it. VIOLENCE, LOOTING STRIKES CHICAGO’S MICHIGAN AVENUE OVERNIGHT…


Thursday, August 13, 2020
House Republican Joint Ethics and Lobbying Commission Members Rep. Grant Wehrli, and Rep. Patrick Windhorst React to Democrat Ethics Reform Package, Reiterate Call for Special Session to Address Corruption

SPRINGFIELD –State Representatives Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) and Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis), who serve on the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform, are offering their reaction to a press conference held by…


Monday, August 10, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – August 10, 2020

Dear Friend, Before I get to this week’s update, I want to express to you my utter disgust and anger at the out of control violence happening in the city…


Saturday, August 1, 2020
Windhorst Weekly – August 2, 2020

Dear Friend, July 2020 has come and gone, and it will certainly be a month to remember. This edition of the Windhorst Weekly will tackle three major points of interest…


Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Windhorst’s Summer Reading Program Starts Today!

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) kicked off his 2020 Summer Reading Club on Tuesday. Windhorst says this year’s summer reading club, like almost everything else, is a little…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Windhorst: Ethics Commission Should Meet to Finish Work, Finalize Report

METROPOLIS – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) joined the other three Republican members of the General Assembly of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform in issuing a letter…