Friday, May 17, 2013
Dillard said Friday he's pushing for state regulations that would help police investigate residential burglaries in the Chicago suburbs that involve jewelry theft.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 17
By Joe O'Donnell, Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch The Hinsdale home of state Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is among those that have been burglarized this year and the senator says he's pushing for state legislation that will help local law enforcement investigate such burglaries. "I am trying to curtail the number of residential burglaries which has swept through the western suburbs ... and other parts of the city," Dillard said during a Friday morning conference call with media members. Dillard said by talking with suburban police officials he has learned that most of the residential burglars that have victimized residents in Hinsdale and the surrounding area steal jewelry they quickly sell to cash-for-gold businesses. Dillard said those…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Village of Glen Ellyn will receive funding from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to beautify Crescent Boulevard.
The Village of Glen Ellyn was awarded a $73,440 grant, which is will use to make improvements along Crescent Boulevard. The funding was awarded to the village as part of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, which will used to fund projects in State Sen. Kirk Dillard’s 24th District. A total of $923,240 was awarded for projects in the district, according to Dillard’s office. Locally, Glen Ellyn and Oak Brook both applied for funds to be used in streetscape beautification. “Each day approximately 750,000 people travel through DuPage County. These projects help to retain and attract business, while also enhancing the quality of life in DuPage, which remains a premier place to live and work,” Dillard said in a news release. The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno cited the Hinsdale senator's "unique perspective and institutional knowledge" in making her appointment.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will serve as the assistant Senate Republican leader during the new session of the Illinois General Assembly, according to a release from Dillard's office. The 24th District senator, who said after his November re-election that he's mulling a second run for governor in 2014, was asked to be part of Republican leadership by Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), who cited Dillard's years as chief of staff to Gov. Jim Edgar and director of legislative affairs for Gov. James Thompson. “These experiences provide him with the unique perspective and institutional knowledge that will be invaluable to our caucus in the coming years,” Radogno said. “I know Kirk’s ability to work with our …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Laws pertaining to education in Illinois to take effect Jan. 1 address bilingual education, high school math, ethnicity education, religious-related absences and more.
When more than 150 laws take effect in Illinois Jan. 1, seven will address Illinois schools and education. The following laws effective Jan. 1 address education: Bilingual Education (HB 3819/PA 97‐915): Requires the Advisory Council on Bilingual Education to submit a report by Jan. 1, 2013, to the State Superintendent of Education, the Governor, and the General Assembly, that addresses certain questions relating to the modification of bilingual education programs. College Search Committee Financing (HB 5914/PA 97‐0814): Prohibits the use of state funds or tuition revenue to fund a hiring search committee, except for hiring the university president, or in cases where the university president and board of trustees demonstrate a need for …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican incumbent will now travel the state to seek advice on a possible run for governor in 2014.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will serve another term in the Illinois Senate after a convincing win in Tuesday's General Election over Democratic candidate A. Ghani of Oak Brook in the race for Illinois' 24th State Senate District. Dillard won by getting 64,920 of 99,080 DuPage votes Tuesday from the 24th, which spans across the westerns suburbs and includes, among other towns, Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Westmont and Wheaton. Dillard also had 2,429 of 3,209 Cook County votes, with all Cook precincts reporting. The Republican senator has represented the 24th since he was first elected in 1994. "I thank the voters for returning me to Springfield, where I’ll work harder …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Anyone attempting to lure older children traveling to or from school could be charged with a felony under new legislation.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Submitted by State Sen. Kirk Dillard's office As the new school year begins, Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed a new piece of school safety legislation sponsored by State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Introduced at the recommendation of DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, House Bill 5265 allows for the felony prosecution of people who attempt to lure older children into their motor vehicle while the child is traveling to or from school. Dillard said that the new law was co-sponsored by his colleague Sen. John Millner (R-Carol Stream), who previously served as the Elmhurst Police Chief. The Senator explained the bill was introduced in response to a case in DuPage County, where a 17-year-old was on her way to school, and was …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn was in DuPage County Thursday to sign legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Sandra Pihos and Sen. Kirk Dillard.
A bill to create more transparency in state government, which Rep. Sandra Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) co-sponsored was signed into law Thursday. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation, which strengthens the Illinois Open Meetings Act, Thursday during a special ceremony at the DuPage County building council chambers. DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin, along with Pihos and the bill’s co-sponsor Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) attended the event. “This new law will require all entities subject to the Open Meetings Act to provide a certain level of specificity when creating their agendas,” Pihos said in a news release. House Bill 4687 requires public bodies conducting a public meeting to ensure that a copy of the meeting notice and agenda is available …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The district includes all or part of Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oak Brook, Western Springs, and Wheaton.
Updated at 11:05 p.m. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) grabbed more than 60 percent of the vote and beat Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard) for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 24th Senate District in Tuesday's General Primary. The incumbent has served the 24th District since 1993. "I take this as a nice referendum on my leadership style," Dillard said over the phone after the win became official. "It shows that people understand results and want state legislators to work in collaboration without ever giving up their principles." With 100 percent of precincts reporting in both DuPage and Cook counties, Dillard had 19,145 total votes (62 percent) to Nybo's 11,928 (32 percent). Nybo, who has represented the state's 41st House District …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The freshman representative who once worked alongside Dillard in the state senate announced his endorsement in a release Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican Primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard). Hultgren, a Wheaton native and current Winfield resident who was first elected to represent Illinois' 14th Congressional District in 2010, said he supports Dillard based on his first-hand knowledge of the incumbent. "I had the opportunity to work closely with Senator Dillard in Springfield when I served as your Illinois State Senator," Hultgren said in a release Wednesday morning. "Kirk distinguishes himself from other General Assembly members with his skilled leadership qualities combined with his gift of working collaboratively with others." Hultgren also said …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The U.S. Representative said Dillard's "leadership in budget matters" makes him the best choice for voters.
Monday, March 5, 2012
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard). Biggert announced her endorsement in a release sent out Monday morning, citing the incumbent's "leadership in budget matters" as her reasoning. "I can say from first-hand experience that Kirk’s style of government is, 'If you can't afford it, you can't spend it,'" Biggert said in the release. "I like that." Biggert, who is in the midst of her own Republican primary race in Illinois' 11th Congressional District, lives in Hinsdale and is the chairperson of the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial …