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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, May 6, 2021
Windhorst Passes Heart Health Awareness Resolution

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) passed HR 126 through the Illinois House this week. The House Resolution acknowledges the importance of heart health and the need…


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Windhorst Legislation Clears Illinois House – Three Bills Head to the Senate

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) announced this week he has successfully passed three bills through the Illinois House. The 118th district State Representative says he is happy to…


Thursday, April 8, 2021
State Rep. Patrick Windhorst Named Public Official of the Year by Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

METROPOLIS – The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police announced this week that State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) has been named one of two “Public Officials of the Year.”  Windhorst…


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Issues Statement on Joppa Coal-Fired Power Plant Closure Announcement

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement today following news released by Vistra Energy regarding moving up the closure date of its Joppa coal-fired power plant…


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Windhorst Committee Assignments Reflect Legal Expertise, Commitment to Ethics Reform

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) is in just his 2nd term as 118th district State Representative, but the sophomore lawmaker is proving to be an integral piece of…


Monday, February 22, 2021
Windhorst: After Pritzker’s Signature, Work Needed to Fix Flaws in Criminal Justice Reform Law

METROPOLIS – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of HB 3653 on Monday. The newly signed law is a…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Welcomes Madigan Resignation, Notes Madigan to Stay as DPI Chair

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature.  “A key promise I made when running for this…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Windhorst – Pritzker’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal Unfairly Punishes Small Businesses

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and Budget Address. “This address…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rep. Windhorst Votes Against House Rules for 102nd General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement today after casting a vote to oppose HR 72, the parliamentary Rules that will govern the business and operations of…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican State Representatives Urge JCAR to Reject New Political Activism Training Requirements for Teachers

Southern Illinois – Southern Illinois Republican lawmakers are sounding off in opposition to new regulations that will require teachers to receive ongoing training and measurement in political activism via new “Culturally…