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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Enhanced Restrictions for Metro East

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced enhanced restrictions for Metro East businesses: “I keep hearing from constituents that do not trust the decisions…


Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Meier Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Plan to Close Indoor Dining and Bar Service

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced further restrictions for Metro East businesses this week: “Governor Pritzker must stop punishing bars and restaurants in…


Monday, August 17, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Restrictions for Metro East

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced further restrictions for Metro East businesses: “Governor Pritzker’s announcement to enforce stricter COVID restrictions is a BIG…


Friday, August 14, 2020
Meier named Champion of Free Enterprise by Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise, an award given by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to legislators who have made special contributions…


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…