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Petition: Lower the absurdly high property tax in Vernon Hills

As students at Vernon Hills High School, we personally felt and have heard from others the disastrous effects of the unnecessarily high property taxes in Lake County and Vernon Hills. These property taxes are making it hard to attract new residents and businesses, while also driving people out of the area. Complete petition at www.change.org.

Didech Applauds Passage of Drainage District Consolidation

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is celebrating a victory in his mission to consolidate units of government as both chambers of the General Assembly passed a bill to eliminate unnecessary drainage districts in Illinois. “Illinois has more overlapping layers of government than any other state, and all those layers cost […]

Didech Applauds Passage of Jury Equality Bill

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Representative Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is applauding the passage of a bill that outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ individuals during the jury selection process in Illinois. “Illinois is a fantastic state when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and equality, but fighting discrimination is an ongoing process,” said Didech. “I’m looking forward […]

Didech Celebrates Legislation Protecting Women’s Fundamental Rights

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Following the General Assembly’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) last month, state Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is celebrating Illinois becoming a national leader in protecting a woman’s right to choose. “Illinois stands firmly on the right side of history by passing the Reproductive Health Act,” said Didech. “Illinois […]

Didech Rejects Legislative Pay Raise

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Leading by example to put Illinois back on track, state Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, rejecting a legislative pay raise included in the state budget and will be donating the extra money to local charities. “We did a lot of good work to move our state forward this session, but legislators […]

Didech Joins Fight Against “Double-Dipping on Steroids”

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – In an effort to fight against a practice commonly referred to as “double-dipping”, state Representative Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is sponsoring legislation to prevent county and municipal board members from collecting their pensions until they’ve reached retirement. “What’s happening right now is outrageous,” Didech said. “There is a loophole in the […]

Rep. Didech Speaks at Stop EtO Rally in Gurnee

(Read the original article from the Lake County News-Sun here) Lake County Health Department officials announced Monday that they have completed preliminary plans for outdoor air quality monitoring outside two plants that use ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing gas. The announcement follows a Saturday afternoon protest in Gurnee that drew more than 100 people demanding action […]

Didech Announces Spring Holiday Food Drive

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is collaborating with the Vernon Township Food Pantry to collect canned and non-perishable food donations, including Kosher food for Passover, during the Passover and Easter holiday season. “When our families gather to celebrate this spring, it’s important we remember the less fortunate in our communities […]

Fall Veto Session Ends

The Illinois General Assembly ended its fall veto session on Thursday. Action was focused on overriding vetoes issued by outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner. Several bills of interest to the IFT were considered, though some weren’t acted on in both chambers. The legislative landscape is expected to change dramatically in January when Democrats will hold a […]

Illinois General Assembly wraps up first week of fall work

Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois General Assembly convenes to conclude the first week of its fall session. The House and Senate on Thursday will continue working through consideration of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of legislation from earlier in the year. The Senate worked late Wednesday. It took up and voted to override vetoes […]