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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Meier Encourages Governor to Support Spectatator-Free Racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack

Rep. Meier sent a letter to Governor Pritzker on April 29th encouraging him to support spectator-free horse racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack located in Collinsville. The letter can be found…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Order

With Governor Pritzker’s new executive order taking effect May 1st. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement: “Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘stay at home’ order took effect on March…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Stay-at-Home order extended until May 30 with modifications

A new modified Stay-at-Home order goes into effect on May 1 in Illinois. The new provisions include the following changes to the current order: FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals…


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Rep. Meier and Congressman Shimkus Host Telephone Town Hall April 23

Join Rep. Charlie Meier and Congressman John Shimkus for a special Telephone Town Hall “COVID-19 Edition” on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you do not receive a…


Monday, April 20, 2020
Unemployment Benefits Update for 1099 and ‘Gig’ workers

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applying for and being denied benefits under the regular program can help establish eligibility under the new temporary program. (Yes this sounds odd, but this is…


Friday, April 17, 2020
Meier: Greenhouses, Garden Centers, and Nurseries Can Remain Open

I want to address the confusion concerning greenhouses, garden centers, and nurseries. Yes, you can remain open provided adequate social distancing is in effect. It is clear these essential businesses…


Thursday, April 16, 2020
Meier asks Pritzker to postpone increasing minimum wage to help create jobs

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) sent a letter on April 16th to Governor Pritzker asking for him to support postponing an increase to the minimum wage. According to Rep….


Monday, April 13, 2020
Webinar Today for Small Businesses in Southern Illinois

Today, April 13th from 1:00-2:30 pm DCEO, in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a webinar for small businesses you and members of the General Assembly…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
State Police Extends FOID and CCL Renewals

The Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic. These rules are designed to provide…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Meier Urges State to Work Faster to Process Unemployment Claims

With thousands of Illinois residents still unable to receive and apply for unemployment benefits, State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is urging the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) to “stop…