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Rep. Bos Calls on Pritzker to Stop Running State by Executive Order with Phase 5 Full Reopening

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich), joined by several members of the Illinois General Assembly, sent a letter to Governor JB Pritzker ... As Bos and the signatories of the letter note, Illinois cannot be "Restored" while still being run by executive authority, as it has been for more than fourteen months now.


Rep. Bos: Pritzker Failed by Signing Gerrymandered Map

"Despite pledging several times to veto a partisan, gerrymandered redistricting map as both a candidate and after being elected, Governor Pritzker proved those words meant nothing today," said Bos.


Rep. Bos Honors Fallen Libertyville Soldier

 


Illinois needs to ramp up battle against human trafficking, says Bos

"People are aware that human trafficking is happening around the world but they don’t fully understand that it’s happening right here in our communities,”

“It’s happening right here in your back yard."


Rep. Bos Sponsored Reform Bills for Term Limits & Consolidation Advance to Senate

"I came to Springfield to advance reforms that put the power of government back in the hands of the people, and these two pieces of bipartisan legislation are important steps in making that change a reality." - Chris Bos


Rep. Bos Backed Legislation Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors Passes Unanimously


Rep. Bos Bill Supporting Students with Disabilities Advances

"I'm honored to be the sponsor of House Bill 3359... The fact that not one, but two, public community colleges had prevented a student with developmental disabilities from having his personal support worker with him in class, it didn't make sense."

"This legislation corrects that problem and ensures all students will have access to the support they may need to be successful in the classroom." - Chris Bos


Rep. Bos Tapped for Wind Energy Economic Development Task Force

State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich), who represents the 51st House District, has been tapped by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin to serve on the Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Policy Task Force. The group is tasked with facilitating the development of offshore wind energy projects to diversify the state's energy portfolio.


Bos: Bill would bring 'unthinkable' trauma to victims

"When I consider that under House Bill 3653, a victim, like a child who has been sexually abused and trafficked, could be compelled to face their attacker at a hearing within hours of an assault or from being rescued from a trafficker – I’m frankly at a loss." - Chris Bos

Rep. Bos Rejects Taxpayer-Funded Pension

In one of his first actions since taking office, State Representative Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) declined the state pension provided to members of the Illinois General Assembly. A professional in the non-profit sector, Bos said his decision reflects a personal commitment to fiscal discipline and his conviction that being entrusted as an elected official should be a public service and not an incentive for personal financial gain. "Holding elected office should be about serving the communities you represent, not collecting a lavish taxpayer-funded retirement through a pension system that is already seriously overburdened," said Bos.

Bos' decision to reject the pension is final and irrevocable ...

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“My experience in the non-profit sector has taught me how important it is to operate within your means and Illinois needs to learn to do the same.” - Chris Bos

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Posted on Jan 22, 2021 on Patch.com.


Chris Bos sworn in to represent 51st House District

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) took the oath of office to become State Representative for the 51st District in the Illinois House of Representatives for the 102nd General Assembly. Bos was elected to the House in the 2020 general election.

"First and foremost, I want to thank the residents of the 51st District for placing your trust in me to represent our communities in the General Assembly," said Bos. "Our state is facing many challenges but as I have said from the beginning, I firmly believe we can rise to the occasion by working together and ensuring the voices of local communities are heard. ...

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“There is more that unites us than divides us, and this mentality is what will help us change the status quo, tackle corruption and halt the crushing tax burden that has already driven too many families out of our state.” - Chris Bos

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Submitted to Daily Herald, Jan. 15, 2021.