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Butler, House GOP Questions Pritzker Move to Vacate Patronage Ban amid Madigan/ComEd Scandal

SPRINGFIELD – In a recent court filing, Governor Pritzker is seeking to vacate a set of court decrees that seek to prevent politically motivated hiring, as well as politically motivated firings or other punishments against public employees known as the Shakman decrees. Against the backdrop of one of the largest patronage scandals in the history…

Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Available at State Fairgrounds in August

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is offering a temporary drive-thru Covid-19 testing site at the State Fairgrounds every Wednesday in August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site will be located the State Fairgrounds, FOOD-A-RAMA PAVILLION. Residents should enter through Gate 6 off Taintor Road. Simple nasal swabs will be used. You…

Petition: End the Silence on Illinois Corruption

Silence is Corruption – Call to Action The stain of corruption plaguing Illinois must end. Governor Pritzker must convene a special session on ethics reform. Illinois House Republicans have proposed a package of ethics reforms. End the silence on Illinois corruption.  Sign the petition and demand that Governor Pritzker call a special session so Illinoisans can have real ethics reforms. Click…

Butler, Davis, LaHood Criticize Governor Pritzker’s New Restrictions on Youth Sports

U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Illinois State Representative Tim Butler (HD-87) today criticized Governor J.B. Pritzker’s new restrictions on youth sports, which cancel competitive fall play for football, basketball, volleyball, and other sports. “There should not be one-size-fits-all regulations for youth sports statewide,” said Rep. Davis. “As Governor Pritzker’s rules currently stand,…

Butler, House GOP Demands Governor Take Action to Fix Systemic Failures and Rampant Fraud at Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois House Republican members State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield), State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) held a Zoom video press conference on Friday to address systemic failures and rampant fraud at the Illinois Department of Employment Security. “For the entirety of the State of Illinois’ pandemic…

Be a Hero, Give Blood on August 5!

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, August 5. To ensure the safety of blood donors in light of COVID-19, donors will need to sign-up for appointments in advance, no walk-in donations will be accepted.

Butler Tapped as Spokesperson for House Committees Critical to Central Illinois

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) has been tapped to serve as the Republican Spokesperson on two House Committees critical to central Illinois. The committees, recently announced for the 101st General Assembly, are the Appropriations-Capital Committee and the Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements Committee. As Republican Spokesperson on these committees, Butler is responsible for leading witness…

Rep. Butler Commemorates Bicentennial of First IL Public Act

Speaking on the floor of the Illinois House, Rep. Tim Butler took a moment to commemorate the bicentennial of the first public act passed by the Illinois General Assembly following Illinois statehood. Butler noted the personal significance and honor for him, and other current representatives, who are decedents of members of that first General Assembly….

Butler Legislation Aims to Make Electoral Vote More Representative of State

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) has filed legislation in the Illinois House to create a more representative method for awarding Illinois’ electoral votes for President. Through House Bill 3109, Illinois would switch from a winner-takes-all format to a proportional format using congressional districts. Under the electoral college process, each state is awarded one electoral vote…