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This year, the month of January has ushered in the 100th General Assembly in Illinois, and 191 new laws. Read more about those of which you and your family should be aware at Positively Naperville.

Surrounded by family and friends, State Representative Grant Wehrli Wednesday  took the oath of office to continue representing the 41st House district in the 100th General Assembly. Rep. Wehrli (R-Naperville) pledged during the next two years to continue his focus on passing a balanced, responsible state budget that protects taxpayers and on creating new and better job opportunities for Illinois families.

“These are the main ingredients to getting our budget and our economy back on track. In the previous General Assembly, one man, House Speaker Michael Madigan, stood in the way of compromise.  This week we have a new General Assembly and a chance to focus anew on working together on responsible, compromise solutions,” Rep. Wehrli said.
Local Cubs fans eager to see the team’s 2016 World Series trophy up close will get their wish this Saturday, State Representative Grant Wehrli announced today. The Cubs Trophy Tour, presented by State Farm, is coming to Naperville this Saturday, January 7th, giving fans the opportunity to see and take photos with the 2016 World Series Trophy.

“I, like thousands of other local Cubs fans, have waited a lifetime for this moment,” Rep. Wehrli said. “Growing up, my summers revolved around watching the Cubs at Wrigley or listening to the games on the radio. Seeing a Cubs World Series trophy up close will truly be a very special experience.”

The trophy will be at the Naperville City Hall, 400 South Eagle Street, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, January 7th.

Fans can follow the Cubs on Twitter and Instagram (@Cubs) for specific updates on the Cubs Trophy Tour using the #CubsTrophyTour hashtag. Team updates and fans' social media posts are also available at, along with a tentative schedule, highlights and more information about the World Series Trophy.

As I write this, the election has been over for a week and the first week of the General Assembly’s fall veto session is underway. There’s no question that this has been the most contentious election in recent memory. But it’s over. It’s time to put the animosity behind us and focus on the future because here in Illinois we have a lot of work to do, and to succeed we’re going to need to work together. First and foremost, we must pass a balanced state budget. Read more at Positively Naperville.
 Members of Governor Rauner's staff met in Naperville this week with Rep. Grant Wehrli and members of his Special Needs Advisory Committee to discuss  ideas to improve funding and services to our most vulnerable populations.

" I would like to take a moment to extend my gratitude to everyone who attended  today’s very informative and constructive meeting on behalf of the developmentally and intellectually disabled in our community and throughout the State of Illinois," Rep. Wehrli said. "It is with that dialogue we find both short and long term solutions for a system that frankly is not serving this segment of the population well.  We have made a great first step today and I am committed as is Rep. Patti Bellock to assisting when and where we can with legislative remedies as well as working in a bipartisan way to solve our budget crisis.

In the meantime, those  that represent the departments administering policy and procedures
responsible for the oversight of state services heard many solutions that address bureaucratic inequities for which we can begin rectifying and insure that  we are providing the best service possible."
It’s officially fall in Illinois. That means football, cooler weather, and getting ready for the upcoming Holiday Season. For members of the General Assembly it’s also time to get ready for the Fall Veto Session and to brace for a possible “lame duck” surprise. Read more at Positively Naperville.
State Representative Grant Wehrli was recently awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business in Illinois (NFIB). The NFIB awarded Rep. Wehrli (R-Naperville) a 100% approval rating for his votes in support of small businesses in Dupage County and across the state.

“Small businesses are the very backbone of our community. Strong small businesses create more jobs and provide support for vital local services and I’m proud to do all I can to help them thrive and grow,” Rep. Wehrli said. 

Serving as the voice of small business, the NFIB has over 11,000 small business members in Illinois, all of whom count on state legislators to make for a healthy small business environment.

The designation of Guardian of Small Business was given to Illinois legislators based on key small business votes taken in the 99th General Assembly. Every two years state legislators are given a score based on their votes related to small business matters. In order to earn the Guardian distinction, a legislator must score 80 percent or better on the NFIB voting record.