Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that his office will immediately suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public due to the lack of a state budget. Those who want to continue receiving a reminder must sign up to receive electronic notices through the Secretary of State’s web site www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

Click here to sign up, you will need your Registration ID and PIN found on your current registration card. If you do not have a current registration card, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 to obtain your Registration ID and PIN number.

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Please contact my office for more information or if you have any questions at (847) 973-0064 or wheeler@ilhousegop.org
Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives adopted a resolution offered by State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) to honor the memory of McHenry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness. Deputy Maness recently lost his battle with recovery following the Holiday Hills shooting in October of last year that left him severely injured.

“This month has been a very difficult one for the area,” said Wheeler. “Deputy Maness will always be remembered for his desire to do right by the community, something that anyone who knew him would tell you from first-hand experience.”

McHenry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness had served with the McHenry County Sherriff’s Office for nearly eight years, following a 20 year U.S. Army career that involved service overseas in the 1990-91 Operation Desert Storm and designation as an Army Ranger.
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Comptroller Munger: Early Intervention payments will be made. 
IDHS.gifComptroller, DHS agree EI services fall under active consent decree. Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger announced Wednesday that her office is setting up accounts and will immediately begin making payments to Early Intervention providers as soon as it receives vouchers from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Munger learned from her Nonprofit Advisory Council last week that Early Intervention services were "slipping through the cracks" of consent decrees requiring payments during the budget impasse, and she contacted DHS officials to discuss what payment options were available. After looking more closely at several active consent decrees, DHS and the Comptroller agreed that Early Intervention services were covered and they immediately began setting up the processes for making payments to providers.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake), Illinois State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), provided the address by state legislators for Illinois at this year’s annual NFWL conference. The conference in Oklahoma City features women legislators and aspiring young women from around the country. Wheeler’s address provided the conference attendees a look at a legislative success story from this spring’s legislative session.

Wheeler’s address centered around House Bill 3533, recently signed by Gov. Rauner to curb repeat drunk driving incidents, “This year, Illinois enacted House Bill 3533 to ensure that the progress we’ve made in curbing intoxicated driving fatalities over the past few decades doesn’t start to rise again,” said Wheeler during her address. “Too often, repeat [DUI] offenders get around the requirement of their [in-car] breathalyzers by using a family members car instead of their own. To help stop this go-around, repeat offenders will now have to have a BAIID device installed in all their family’s vehicles, at their own expense, to ensure every vehicle they may commonly drive is protected from unsafe use.”
"As information continues to come in about the shooting of another police officer in the line of duty in Fox Lake, I hope we can all remain calm and pray for the officer’s family and the other officers in harms-way right now. Eleven police officers have needlessly lost their lives since Aug. 20th alone in America because of shootings and sadly our communities have been directly impacted today."