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McConchie sponsors legislation following court ruling on legislator pay

In response to a recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other outstanding obligations, State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) immediately filed an amendment to Senate Bill 0989 that would allow greater discretion when issuing salary payments for members of the General Assembly. McConchie said this would allow Illinois’ other fiscal obligations to be prioritized over legislators and Executive Branch officers pay.

McConchie welcomes high school students to Capitol to take part in state government

High school students from across the 26th Senate District traveled to the Capitol March 15 to take part in state government and the legislative process as part of State Senator Dan McConchie’s (R-Hawthorn Woods) Youth Advisory Council.

School Funding Update

Governor Bruce Rauner formed a new commission last summer which was tasked with recommending a comprehensive solution to reform Illinois’ school funding formula. This commission has recently submitted their recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly. This report is currently being used as a guide to form new legislation that will revamp the current school funding formula.

Visit Sen. McConchie on March 11th

Senator McConchie will be attending this year's Business and Community Expo hosted by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. Sen. McConchie is encouraging the public to stop by his booth where he'll be available to answer all your questions.

Sen. McConchie reacts to the State Budget Address

State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) joined fellow legislators in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 15 to listen to Gov. Bruce Rauner address the people of Illinoi

Sen. McConchie: Any ‘grand bargain’ budget deal must start with cutting spending

"Unfortunately, the 'Grand Bargain' negotiations in the Illinois Senate, designed to solve our budget crisis, started in the wrong place. It started with assuming we should dramatically raise taxes by $6 billion before we cut spending. I firmly disagree.

Sen. McConchie: Education funding framework ensures strong education for every child

The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission approved a framework and presented its recommendations today for the General Assembly to create a new school funding formula.

Sen. McConchie reacts to the State of the State Address

Senator Dan McConchie sworn into the 100th General Assembly.

State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) was sworn in as State Senator for the 26th District on Wednesday, January 11. This will be McConchie’s first full term as State Senator.

Sen. McConchie wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Giving back: list of local food pantries in the 26th Senate District

As you gather with your family this week to be thankful and count your blessings, don’t forget to remember those less fortunate by donating to your local food pantry.

McConchie: Automatic voter registration legislation is very problematic

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) says the automatic voter registration legislation that received enough votes in the Senate to override the Governor’s veto would create a situation where the government leads non-citizens to believe they are legally allowed to vote.

Illinois Chamber Presents Outstanding Freshman Award to Sen. McConchie

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce gave the Outstanding Freshman Award to state Senator Dan McConchie. The award is given biannually to state legislators who recognize the importance of free enterprise and who agree with pro-business legislative policies to further economic opportunities for Illinois businesses and their employees.

Sen. McConchie presents Gubernatorial Proclamation to U of I Paralympic athletes and coaches

On October 29, State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) presented a Gubernatorial Proclamation during the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Homecoming Game to honor the achievements of the members and coaches of the U.S. Paralympic team.

Sen. McConchie hosts fall Youth Advisory Council

On October 26, 29 students from the 26th Senate District took part in State Senator Dan McConchie’s first Youth Advisory Council at the Ela Area Public Library which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.