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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.  Workers who believe they may be eligible for new…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Eli Lilly Offers Insulin for $35

In response to the crisis caused by COVID-19, Lilly is introducing the Lilly Insulin Value Program, allowing anyone with commercial insurance and those without insurance to fill their monthly prescription…


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
American Diabetes Association Providing Support to Individuals Affected by Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is providing support and guidance to constituents impacted by diabetes, who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. You can access helpful resources,…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Loans Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state’s eligibility for disaster assistance loans for small businesses facing financial hardship in all 102 counties due to COVID-19. Eligible businesses can…


Thursday, March 7, 2019
Rep. Meier’s bill to eliminate extra fee for U.S. Air Force license plates clears committee

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) recently passed a bill out of committee to remove an additional twenty dollar license plate fee imposed on Illinois residents seeking a U.S. Air Force…


Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Meier Co-Sponsors Bill Opposing Pritzker’s Graduated Income Tax Hike

The Illinois House Republican Caucus stood united in opposition to Governor Pritzker’s unfair tax hike plan this morning at the state capitol. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) including all 44…


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Meier receives GOP leadership post on three House committees

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was chosen by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to serve as Republican spokesperson on three key House committees. According to Rep. Charlie Meier,…


Friday, February 22, 2019
Town Hall Presentation Held February 21 in Centralia

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meier: Governor’s Tax Hike and Budget Fails to Fix Illinois’ Spending Problem

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker presented his first budget address to members of the House and Senate today, including a proposal to increase income taxes to generate more revenue for state…


Friday, February 15, 2019
Meier speaks out against $15 Minimum Wage