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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that his office will suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminder notices to the public due to the lack of a state budget.

According to a news release dated September 28: 

"White encouraged vehicle owners to be mindful of their vehicle registration status to ensure they renew in a timely manner and avoid driving on expired vehicle stickers. He also emphasized that more vehicle owners will be forced to visit facilities to renew their vehicle registration stickers because without a reminder notice they will not have a pin number needed to renew online. However, people who have signed up to receive electronic reminder notices will continue to receive them by email. To sign up for this service, please visit"
FY16 Budget
·         Democrat majority continues piecemeal budget strategy.  Although Illinois is close to ending its third month without a spending plan for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2015, the House session this week did not show any signs of progress.  On Thursday, Democrats on the House Executive Committee passed a $3.8 billion spending bill without specifying a funding source for the monies pledged by the committee to be spent. 

While the House committee’s action cleared SB 2046 for further action on the House floor, the lack of real negotiations on the State budget mean that spending bills of this type are seen by close observers of Springfield as less than serious.  The full House did not take up SB 2046 for debate this week, and did not discuss an overall spending plan or budget agreement.  Gov. Rauner has stated his intent to veto this and other piecemeal budget bills that would overspend anticipated revenues by billions of dollars.      
Rep. Anthony welcomed constituents in LaSalle County to Calico Cafe in Sheridan this morning for coffee and conversation. Rep. Anthony provided an update on legislation he is working on and answered questions from local residents on a wide range of state and local issues.The coffee in Sheridan is the ninth town hall meeting Rep. Anthony has hosted throughout Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle and Will Counties since the beginning of August.
MORRIS – State Rep. John Anthony (R-75th) filed legislation on Monday to designate the section of Illinois Route 47 from Spring Road to DuPont Road in Grundy County as the “Sheriff Terry Marketti Memorial Highway” in honor of the longtime public servant and law enforcement leader who passed away suddenly in 2012. The bill is HJR 98.

The proposal to honor Sheriff Marketti was suggested by Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan and Morris Police Chief Brent Dite.
A great day for agriculture in the State of Illinois; and it happened right here in Grundy County! Rep. Anthony joined Governor Bruce Rauner in Mazon for the signing of an agreement with the nation of Taiwan for the purchase of locally-grown corn and soybeans. The event was hosted by Harford Farm and attended by Philip Nelson, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Our local farmers truly grow the crops that feed the world!

YORKVILLE – Kendall County residents are invited to attend a complimentary coffee and discussion with State Rep. John Anthony (R-Plainfield) and State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18 at Silver Dollars Restaurant in Yorkville, located at 102 Stagecoach Trail (corner of IL Route 47 and IL Route 71).

Constituents are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns. The representatives will provide an update on the current status of state budget negotiations and legislation they are working on.

“It is important for us to hear directly from the men, women and families we represent,” Rep. Anthony and Rep. Wheeler said. “These coffees are an opportunity for local residents to share their questions and concerns with us one-on-one.  We are looking forward to answering their questions and sharing our solutions to help move Illinois forward.” 

No RSVP is necessary. Please call Rep. Anthony’s office with any questions at (815) 416-1475 or Rep. Wheeler’s office at (630) 345-3464.

Rep. Anthony joined representatives from AT&T as they presented a $2,000 donation to benefit Special Connections of Grundy County, an outstanding local nonprofit agency that connects people with disabilities to their community through social interactions, education, recreational opportunities and shared information. The donation is part of AT&T's ongoing "Invest in Illinois" campaign.