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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Reps. Jacobs and Ford Team Up on Bipartisan Effort to Stop Catalytic Converter Theft

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Alarmed by the rise of catalytic converter thefts around Illinois, State Rep. Dr. Paul Jacobs, R-Pomona and State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago have advanced legislation that…

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Jacobs – Madigan Indictment Shows Urgent Need for Corruption Reforms

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) says he is not surprised by Wednesday’s indictment of former House Speaker Michael Madigan on federal racketeering charges, and urged his Democrat colleagues…

Sunday, February 27, 2022
The Jacobs Journal – February 27, 2022

Dear Friend, The Illinois House of Representatives’ Spring 2022 Legislative Session is entering its busiest phase since the year began. This week, dozens of House bills moved from 2nd to…

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Jacobs Bill Aimed at Curbing Catalytic Converter Theft Passes House

SPRINGFIELD – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) earned unanimous support on legislation he is sponsoring that aims to curb a recent rash of thefts involving catalytic converters from personal…

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Rep. Jacobs: Legislation Targeting Catalytic Converter Theft Clears Committee

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) successfully passed legislation through the Illinois House Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee that seeks to cut down on a…

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Jacobs: Pritzker Has No Authority to Mandate Masks at Schools

SPRINGFIELD – Following a Monday decision by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to block a new emergency rule that would require masks in schools, State Rep. Paul Jacobs…

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Jacobs: Pritzker’s Mask Mandates Must End in Schools

POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) is sounding off after Governor JB Pritzker announced his plan to end indoor mask mandates for public places and gatherings starting Feb. 28….

Monday, February 7, 2022
Rep. Jacobs: Glad to See End to COVID-19 Mandates for Schools

POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) says he is pleased with the ruling by a Sangamon County judge that at least temporarily ends mask, vaccine, testing, and quarantine mandates…

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Rep. Jacobs – Governor’s Budget Built on One-Time Gimmicks and Federal Bailout Money

POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs is sounding off following Governor JB Pritzker’s combined Budget and State of the State Address on Wednesday. Jacobs says Pritzker’s budget proposal spends more…

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The Jacobs Journal – February 1, 2022

Dear Friend, This Wednesday, Governor Pritzker will be making his annual State of the State and Budget Address. Lawmakers were set to return to the Capitol for in-person Session for…