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Bos on Illinois unemployment rate: 'Our state continues to lag behind'

Rep. Chris Bos voiced his concerns about Illinois’ unemployment rate.

“Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in June, but remains higher than the national average,” Bos wrote on Facebook. “Our state continues to lag behind the rest of the country as we work to recover from the pandemic.” ...


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Posted on July 26, 2022 in Lake County Gazette

Bos Bills Supporting Child Victims & Ensuring Hospital Visits Signed

HB 4593 removes a loophole to hold child sex abusers accountable. SB 1405 ensures no one is forced to die alone in a healthcare facility. 

LAKE ZURICH – Today, the Governor signed two pieces of legislation into law carried through the Illinois House of Representatives by State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich). House Bill 4593 removes a loophole to hold those who sexually abuse children accountable. Senate Bill 1405 ensures a family member may be by the side of their loved one in their final moments while in a healthcare facility, even during a pandemic. ...


"The unanimous passage of House Bill 4593 in both the House and Senate says to victims in a unified voice that we see you, we hear you and we will not let your abusers off the hook for their depraved actions." - Chris Bos



Rep. Bos' Office Helps Constituents Recover $3 Million from State

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) and his staff have helped constituents in the 51st House District recover more than $3 million held by the state's ICash program since 2021.

Four pieces of legislation sponsored by State Representative Chris Bos Become Law

"Far too many kids in our state are being let down by the countless number of problems at DCFS," said Bos. "There is no single cure-all that will fix DCFS overnight, but through these bipartisan changes that are now law, we are taking some important steps in the right direction."

Rep. Bos Offers Free Summer Reading Program for PreK-5th Graders

Students who read eight books over summer vacation will receive an official IL House Certificate of Recognition and ice cream.

Bos on Democrats delaying gas tax increase: 'It will be followed by 2 gas tax increases next year'

State Rep. Chris Bos criticized Democrats for delaying an increase on gas taxes originally scheduled for July, and the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association is planning to sue the state over the gas pump sticker mandate.

Bos: Madigan indictment long overdue

“Time and time again, we’ve seen where indictments have come close but never came through for one reason or another,” Bos said. “This has been  a long time coming and this moment is long overdue.”

Editorial: No one should have to die alone

... So we hail the bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 1405 on Wednesday, as sponsored in the Illinois House by state Rep. Chris Bos, R-Lake Zurich, and the Senate by Minority Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, ensuring that what happened throughout Illinois (and beyond) in the spring of 2020 (and beyond) does not happen here again ...

Rep. Bos Advances Bill to Ensure No One is Forced to Die Alone

Standing Up for Child Victims of Exploitation, Rep. Bos Bill Unanimously Passes IL House

SPRINGFIELD - Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation filed by State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich), House Bill 4593, to hold those who sexually abuse children accountable.

"Yesterday, the House took an important step to stand up for underage victims of sexual exploitation," said Bos. ...

WATCH: Rep. Bos Responds to Pritzker Budget Proposal

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s joint 2022 State of the State and Budget Address:

Bos advocates for 'doing everything that we can' to support Illinois small business owners

LISTEN: Bos Joins Have All Voted Who Wish Podcast to Reflect on First Year in Office

State Representative Chris Bos discusses his first year in the Illinois General Assembly and working to pass legislation supporting students with disabilities, cutting trailer registration fees and expanding access to telehealth services. He also discussed a lack of action to address major problems to substantively reform Illinois’ ethics laws, lower property taxes and reform the state’s ailing pension system.


Bos commends Illinois State Police as new task force combats Chicago's surge in carjackings

“Thank you for the work you are doing to combat this surge in carjackings and the work you do every day to keep our communities safe.”

Rep. Bos Sponsors Opportunities to Support Community Needs This Holiday Season

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) is joining with various partners to sponsor a Season of Giving Blood Drive and a Spread Good Cheer Collection Drive this holiday season ...

No simple solution: Bos calls for defined contribution plans to tackle Illinois pension shortfall

Bos: Citizens Deserve Better than Broken Redistricting Promises

LAKE ZURICH – State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) issued the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker signing the second set of gerrymandered redistricting maps passed by majority party Democrats despite calls against it from several advocacy organizations:

Rep. Bos to Serve on Human Trafficking Task Force

"The fact is, human trafficking is modern day slavery, and its perpetrators come in all shapes and sizes. These people will target anyone they think they can exploit for profit, whether it's the young for sex work or the unsuspecting for forced labor." - Chris Bos

Rep. Bos Bill Supporting Students with Developmental Disabilities Signed into Law

"I'm honored I was able to serve as the lead sponsor for this bipartisan legislation and see it signed into law by the Governor." - Chris Bos

Rep. Bos Picked for Critical Task Force Assignments

State Representative Chris Bos was recently selected by Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin  to serve on two state task forces. The Route 53 Expansion Land Alternative Use Task Force, which was created through HJR 6 with Bos serving as a chief House sponsor, and the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force.