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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Rep. Meier: Pritzker’s Emergency Rule to Require Businesses Enforce Employees and Customers to Wear Masks Approved

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s emergency rules to first warn, then fine businesses that do not adhere to a mandatory mask requirement for employees and customers was approved today by the…


Monday, August 3, 2020
Meier Urges Special Session to Remove Madigan as House Speaker Following Allegations of Corruption

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is calling for a vote to remove Mike Madigan as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.Two weeks ago ComEd agreed to pay a $200…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Rep. Meier to Attorney General Barr: Freeze Madigan’s Campaign Funds

OKAWVILLE – State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) forwarded the following letter to United States Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday regarding Speaker of the House Michael Madigan’s $20 million in…


Monday, July 20, 2020
Rep. Meier Cautions: Do Not Activate Unemployment Benefit Cards if Received by Mistake

OKAWVILLE – State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) says his office has received an alarming amount of phone calls from Illinoisans that have received unemployment benefit debit cards without having applied…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
New Grants Available to Support Dairy Entrepreneurship

From the Illinois Department of Agriculture: The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) is a newly announced program that will provide Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses with financial and technical…


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Rep. Meier Disappointed with Cancellation of American World Trapshooting Championships in Sparta and State Fairs

Governor Pritzker has been busy this month canceling events important to southern Illinois. It began on June 12th with the cancellation of the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs this…


Monday, June 1, 2020
Meier: House Republicans Call on Auditor General to Audit of Illinois Department of Employment Security

State Representatives Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) and Mike Marron (R-Fithian)) held a zoom press conference on Thursday to highlight failures at the Illinois Department of…


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Patron Free Racing at Horse Racetracks

Horse racing can return to Fairmount Park Racetrack this summer. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) made the announcement that…


Sunday, May 24, 2020
Meier: Emergency Session Ends with Pay Raise for Lawmakers, Unbalanced Budget and No Plan to Reopen

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was disappointed with the Illinois General Assembly’s action following the emergency session which ended after midnight on May 24th in Springfield. The legislative session ended…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Rep. Meier: Childcare Centers Can Reopen May 29

Childcare centers are allowed to reopen Friday, May 29 thanks to child care advocates, State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), and State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville). More childcare centers will now…