Statement of Rep. Wehrli on Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Attempt to Block State Employees' Pay for the Remainder of the Budget Stalemate:

“Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s attempt to intervene in and influence the ongoing budget negotiations by blocking state employees’ pay does nothing to help us reach a resolution…in fact, it only throws gasoline on the fire. Halting employees’ pay will not move us closer to a solution. It just turns uncertainly into a full-blown, immediate financial crisis for tens of thousands of families throughout the state.
 
Since she’s basing her argument for this budget intervention on the State Constitution, I would also like to know why she has stood by silently for her entire tenure as Attorney General while previous General Assemblies and Governors have passed unbalanced budget after unbalanced budget in direct violation of that same Constitution.”
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 www.cubs.com/trophytour, along with a tentative schedule, highlights and more information about the World Series Trophy.