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  • WLPO: Kinzinger speaks out on Veterans Home COVID-19 outbreak
    Posted in Latest News on November 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    La Salle Veterans Home is facing a second outbreak of coronavirus. A letter was issued Friday from Administrator Angela Mehlbrech to residents and families. In it, Mehlbrech said the facility has 48 positive residents and 12 positive employees. We are following the latest medical guidance and will work with health officials regarding any possible quarantines. While additional testing is conducted, all visitation is suspended. Congressman Adam Kinzinger who serves in the military expressed deep c... Read more

  • Putnam County Record: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger wins 16th Congressional District
    Posted in Latest News on November 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Incumbent Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) won re-election in the 16th Congressional District. Kinzinger, who has held the seat since 2012, garnered 66% of the vote with 99% reporting, according to the Associated Press. He was opposed by Dani Brzozowski, D-La Salle. By Tuesday night's end, Kinzinger had tallied 209,671 votes to Brzozowski's 107,462. Kinzinger said as results were coming in and it appeared he was going to win: "As far as internal expectations, we've blown that away." He issued a stat... Read more

  • The Herald-News: Kinzinger argues for 'no' vote on graduated income tax referendum
    Posted in Latest News on November 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger urged voters to reject a state constitutional amendment on the ballot that would allow for a graduated income tax. Kinzinger, R-Channahon, released a video on his campaign Facebook page to address the issue. He said in that post he received requests for his thoughts for the so-called Fair Tax amendment. If 60% of voters approve the amendment, it would allow the state to impose higher tax rates on those with higher incomes. The Democrat-controlled state legislature approv... Read more

  • WCMY: Congressman Adam Kinzinger says Tom Kilbride should not be retained on the Illinois Supreme Court and voters can make that happen in two weeks
    Posted in Latest News on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Kinzinger wonders how Justice Thomas Kilbride is able to make independent decisions on the Illinois Supreme Court while allowing House Speaker Mike Madigan to fund his campaign. In two weeks, Kinzinger believes the people of Illinois will vote not to retain Kilbride because of perceived corruption in Springfield. The Illinois Republican Party claims Kilbride’s decisions on the bench have ruled against term limits for state offices, struck down pension reform, and struck down a measure for fair m... Read more

  • Putnam County Record: McNabb, Lostant fire departments get critical equipment through grant
    Posted in Latest News on October 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    McNABB – McNabb and Lostant fire departments recently were awarded Assistance to Firefighters grants from the Department of Homeland Security for their joint grant application to purchase a Life Pack 15 Cardiac Monitor for each department. The equipment totaled $90,000 and allowed each department to replace outdated equipment that is no longer serviceable. Without funding, it would have been a five- to six-year commitment to raise funds to purchase it new. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, ... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Kinzinger introduces bipartisan bill to support democracy in Belarus
    Posted in Latest News on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) last week joined a bipartisan contingent of congressmen to introduce legislation that would support the Belarusian people following the Alexander Lukashenka regime’s political repression in the aftermath of a fraudulent election on August 9. The bipartisan Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020, H.R. 8438, was introduced on Sept. 29 by bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) and cosponsors including Rep. Kinzinger and Reps. Michael Mc... Read more

  • The Herald-News: Kinzinger, task force unveil report on threats from Chinese government
    Posted in Latest News on October 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and China Task Force unveiled a report on the threats posed by the Chinese government and solutions they argue would address the vulnerabilities the U.S. faces. Kinzinger, R-Channahon, had several of his own provisions included in the final report, according to a news release. The report contained more than 400 recommendations after the task force engaged with more than 130 leaders. "The time to act is now and I'm urging my colleagues across the aisle to read this report... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: House Energy & Commerce Committee advances Kinzinger’s bipartisan anti-violence bill
    Posted in Latest News on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    A bipartisan trauma-prevention and anti-violence bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) received approval from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 9. “Without question, we have a violence epidemic here in America, and I believe the community plays a critical role in addressing this crisis,” said Rep. Kinzinger. The Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, H.R. 5855, which Rep. Kinzinger cosponsored in February with bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersbe... Read more

  • WCSJ News: Coal City Fire Protection District Receives More Than $170,000 in Grants From FEMA
    Posted in Latest News on September 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Coal City Fire Protection District received two grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The fire department was awarded $164,861 for the purchase of replacement Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus air packs. These air-packs are used for firefighters to enter areas that would be toxic atmospheres. Many of the air packs being replaced are more than 20 years old. The district is currently evaluating the best option for replacement. The fire department also received $6,637 to supplem... Read more

  • WROK: Congressman Kinzinger Calls Byron Plant Closure a "Gut Punch"
    Posted in Latest News on August 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    The announcement came this week that Excelon would be "retiring" the Byron plant in September of next year and the Dresden plan in Morris in November of 2021. In the aftermath, you've got thousands of Illinois residents wondering what this will mean to them, and the towns that have counted on those plants for economic stability. Right now, as far as I can tell, there have been no concrete answers. For many in the Rockford area, the Byron plant has always been there. I remember being a twelve yea... Read more

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