Prior to the adjournment of the General Assembly’s spring session, two bills were introduced by House Republicans .The bills will eliminate budgeting gimmicks, promote financial stability and ensure the doors of our academic institutions open on time.
Today Representative Sosnowski and the Attorney General's office hosted seminars at the Heritage Woods residences in Belvidere and Rockford.

The seminars provided insightful information on fraud alerts, common scams and how to protect your personal information if you believe that you are a victim of consumer fraud or identity theft.

"Arming yourself with knowledge is the best protection from consumer fraud,” stated Representative Joe Sosnowski. “Many of us have received scam calls or mailers from impostors and it is important to familiarize ourselves with how to appropriately handle these potentially dangerous situations.”
Dear Friends,

Many Illinois K-12 schools will not open this fall unless we do something to get them the funding they need. There is a stopgap bill that could be brought to a vote which would provide emergency funding to schools to ensure that they open on-time. Please sign my petition to draw attention to House Bill 6583 and get our schools the money they need to open their doors in the fall.

Please follow this link and show your support for Illinois K-12 schools.
Thursday, June 30th, Representative Joe Sosnowski will host a Coffee Talk where residents are encouraged to ask questions about the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois.

The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m at Sophia's Restaurant, 5467 Bridge Street, Roscoe, IL 61073. If you would like more information, please contact his district office by phone at (815) 547-3436 or email at

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Aging Healthy Living Expo. I appreciated the time to meet you and address your questions about state government.

Special thanks to the Boone County Council on Aging. The organization provides extraordinary resources for our community.

State Representative Joe Sosnowski
This week, Representative Sosnowski talked with the community at Greenview Estates regarding our budget gridlock in Springfield and issues surrounding the Illinois economy. "It was a great discussion about our state's current situation and where we need to go from here," Sosnowski said. He continued, "I had a nice time and I would like to thank them for the great questions and opportunity to address their concerns."
Today, Mercyhealth had a Groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their future Rockford facility. The project will create over a thousand construction jobs and four hundred permanent healthcare positions. The hospital will be the first in the region to provide sub-specialty services that are currently unavailable in the region. "Today I want to thank everyone who helped out with this," said Representative Sosnowski. He continued, "This will be a great economic engine and save lives Northwest Illinois."
Doty Park's newest attraction the Splash Pad opened today. With help from Representative Sosnowski, the Belvidere Park District was able to secure funding through a legislative grant and used the funds to create an aquatic playground for kids.

"The Splash Pad adds value and entertainment for the families of Belvidere," said State Representative Joe Sosnowski. He added, "The kids are going to love it."

Governor Rauner spoke earlier today in Rockford highlighting the need for a comprehensive balanced budget for Illinois. Springfield leaders have continued for too long to ignore the need for reforms to grow our economy, support education, and promote jobs. It's time for Springfield leadership to stop trying to tax the state into prosperity, and begin working together to help grow Illinois.