From the Desk of Senator Brian W. Stewart (Jan. 11): “A Week of Firsts and the Oath of Office”
This was a week of firsts. It was the first full week of 2019. It was the first time I took the oath of office in the Illinois Senate Chamber, or the Illinois State Capitol building for that matter. It was the first time I voted on legislation as your State Senator in the 45th District.
Senate Week in Review: January 7-11, 2019
Illinois lawmakers gathered in Springfield during the week to convene the 101st General Assembly, Senator Bill Brady was elected Senator Minority Leader, and Governor Bruce Rauner issued a progress report in the last week of his Administration.
LISTEN IN: Senator Stewart takes Oath of Office January 9
Senator Brian Stewart joins the Capitol Report podcast January 9 to discuss the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly, and what the challenges and opportunities are for lawmakers.
101st General Assembly: New challenges, opportunities
Senator Brian Stewart of Freeport was sworn in as State Senator for the 45th District during inaugural ceremonies in the Senate Chambers, as the 101st General Assembly convened January 9.
From the Desk of State Senator Brian W. Stewart (Jan. 4): “Inauguration of the 101st General Assembly”
What’s your favorite fable? Most of us grew up hearing Aesop’s Fables, though there have been countless others written and rewritten over the years.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, friends, and all the best in 2019!
From the Desk of State Senator Brian W. Stewart (Dec. 31): “Build A Better Illinois”
I’m familiar with obstacles. The military uses them to train recruits, at least I know the Army used them to train me when I was a recruit. Police Academies use them to train new officers.
Senate Week in Review: News laws for 2019 (Part 3)
When the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 253 new laws will take effect in the state of Illinois.
From the Desk of State Senator Brian W. Stewart (Dec. 21): “Happy New Year and a good place to start something new”
As 2018 wanes, I am reminded of the words of poet Edith Lovejoy Pierce who wrote, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
News laws for 2019 (Part 2)
As Illinoisans from Cairo to Chicago celebrate the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect on January 1.
From the Desk of State Senator Brian W. Stewart (Dec. 14): “Celebrating Advent and the Christmas Season”
As we countdown to Christmas it is important to remember the significance of the countdown itself.
News laws for 2019 (Part 1)
As citizens throughout Illinois toast the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect. From public-safety laws to fighting human trafficking and celebrating our state’s rich history, these new laws cover a wide range of topics.
From the Desk of State Senator Brian W. Stewart (Dec. 7): “December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…”
“December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was right when he uttered those words to Congress asking for a Declaration of War.
45th District State Senator Brian Stewart, 89th District State Representative Andrew Chesney officially sworn in
Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Andrew Chesney were sworn in Wednesday, December 5, at the Lincoln Douglas Debate Square in Freeport, Illinois, by the Honorable Michael P. Bald, Presiding Judge of Stephenson County.