SPRINGFIELD – Due to a special session of the Illinois General Assembly that has been scheduled for Thursday, July 27, Representative Tony McCombie and Senator Neil Anderson will not be in attendance at a “Coffee & Conversation” event that is scheduled for Thursday in Rock Falls.

While Anderson and McCombie will be in Springfield for session and unable to attend in person, Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott, as well as representatives from Rep. McCombie and Sen. Anderson’s offices will be on hand to address any concerns that constituents may have.

“Coffee & Conversation” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls located at 2200 1st Avenue. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the public.

Staff from Rep. McCombie’s office will be on-hand to provide assistance to constituents seeking help with issues related to a number of state government agencies, including veterans’ issues and concealed carry applications.

Thank you to Greg Sandrock for allowing us to use your office for traveling office hours to discuss the issues affecting the residents in Tampico, the birthplace of President Reagan.  

I sat down with Jim Mertens on The Cities and discussed the budget, education funding, and what we expect to happen next.

I had a great time meeting with constituents at the Prophet Hills Country Club at the Coffee and Conversation with Senator Neil Anderson. Please join us for one our Coffee and Conversations or at Traveling Office Hours! 

"There's no way on God's green earth I can put Chicago kids before my own," Rep. McCombie said. "This process is supposed to be fair and equitable. Let's make it fair and equitable."

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Savanna…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) will be hosting traveling office hours at the Moline Township Activity Center on Monday, July 24, and at the Cornerstone Agency in Tampico on Tuesday, July 25.

Rep. McCombie’s traveling office hours in Moline will be held at the Moline Township Activity Center on Monday, July 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm located at 620 18th Street, Moline, IL.

Office hours at the Cornerstone Agency in Tampico will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 10:00am – 1:00pm located at 107 S Main Street, Tampico, IL.

If you live in the area and have concerns, suggestions or problems related to state government, residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with Representative McCombie or a member of her staff.

McCombie will continue to hold traveling office hours in communities across District 71 to hear the needs of constituents. Constituents may schedule an appointment by calling (815) 632-7384.


Springfield Update:

Yesterday was a high energy and emotional day in Springfield. Several of my colleagues (on both sides of the isle) voted yes to pass a budget. I will not judge and disrespectfully criticize any of them for their votes but I had to represent my district and could not vote yes to support either the spending bill or the revenue bills presented by the majority party. The bills brought to the table were not fully negotiated, comprehensive budget bills that will best serve the people of Illinois. As defined, negotiations are discussions aimed at reaching an agreement. The budgeteers had been meeting and negotiating over several days and had not yet reached an agreement. It is not only disrespectful but it is irresponsible to present budget bills that do not include input from those at the table. Today, I will start my day with hope that Representative Greg Harris and the Democratic Party will follow through as stated in our debate yesterday… As stated, negotiations will continue on the Education Funding Bill (SB1), Pension Reform, Worker's Comp Reform, Consolidation, and Property Tax Relief.

Watch me question the sponsor of the spending bill below: