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Rep. David Welter (second from right) attends GEDC breakfast.

Several state lawmakers discussed numerous different topics at the Grundy Economic Development Council Legislative Breakfast...

A hot button issue discussed at the breakfast was the ongoing problems with the state budget...
Tonight at the LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam Regional Office of Education (ROE) awards reception in Utica, Representative David Welter was able to talk with educators and hear their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on state and local issues impacting education. It was great to be in the company of so many talented educators and support staff.

State Representative David Welter joined State Senator Sue Rezin for a live teleforum with constituents on Monday evening, where hundreds of local residents were able to participate in a phone call with their local legislators to receive a direct update from Springfield on current legislative issues. Constituents were also given an opportunity to ask questions and get them answered by Representative Welter and Senator Rezin.
Proponents of changing the way Illinois draws political maps had their moment Wednesday, but they appear no closer to getting the issue before voters.

Proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would take the remapping process away from politicians and put it in the hands of an independent commission.

Senate leaders allowed proponents of the amendment to make their case at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. However, in the House, the proposals have been locked up in the House Rules Committee and time is quickly running out.

Both the House and Senate would have to vote by May 6 to put the issue on the ballot. The House is not scheduled to be in session the week of April 30 through May 4. Read the rest of the story.


Rep. David Welter stopped over at Immaculate Conception School in Morris to join local 4-H students as they packed food to benefit local pantries. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things we can do to make a difference in the lives of local families in need.