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State Representative Steve Andersson was recently featured in the House Republican Caucus Podcast, "Have All Voted Who Wish." The podcast series gives insight into legislators thoughts on state issues, but also a look into their interests outside of government.

Click below to listen to Rep. Andersson's thoughts on transparency in state government, mental health issues, clean energy, and more!

The City of St. Charles is warning residents of a current phone call scheme that is targeting area residents.

The St. Charles Utility Billing Office has received reports from local residents who have received phone calls from people claiming to be representatives of the city. In the calls these scammers demand immediate payment for utility bills. Callers have also been known to leave voicemails stating, “Electric bill is overdue, here’s your reference number. You need to call immediately.”

The phone numbers used by the scammers show up on Caller ID as “City of St. Charles,” but City Spokesperson Lisa Garhan has confirmed that this is a hoax. Garhan has reassured that residents are never asked for immediate payment over the phone for such bills.

St. Charles residents should be aware that this is a scheme to get your credit card information. If you do receive a phone call as described, DO NOT call back the number provided and do not give any personal information over the phone.

St. Charles city officials have noted their willingness to work with residents, should they have concerns or further questions on this issue. Residents are also encouraged to contact the St. Charles Police Department to report phone calls of this nature at, 630-377-4435.

 At the start of the New Year, 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois. 

Click below to look through the following compiled list of the new laws in Illinois starting January 1st. 

State Representative Steve Andersson recently visited the Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, to learn more about their services and take a tour of the facility.

Rep. Andersson met with lead physician and founder, Dr. Giambordino, and several key contributors to have a meaningful discussion on the health and the larger scope of the healthcare field.

The Representative enjoyed hearing more about this unique part of the healthcare industry, and gaining more perspective on the future of healthcare in Illinois—and nationwide. “Hearing from medical professionals and physicians who are in the healthcare field was an exceptional opportunity. I gained greater insight on the complex field of healthcare not only in our community here, but also on a larger scale,” said Andersson.

The Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center has over 25 years of experience providing surgical care to area residents. The center offers same day surgery across a wide variety of specialties. They pride themselves on their expertise of their respected surgeons who utilize advanced technology to provide personalized care. Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center is extremely patient-focused and holds a hassle free environment to further put patients at ease throughout their visits. They strive to provide the highest quality care that is sometimes lost in larger hospital settings.

The surgical center specializes in short stay surgeries, and short-stay care. Because of their specific focus of medicine, they are able to increase the level of individual attention on each patient. They offer patients convenience, comfort, and cost effect alternatives to hospitals.
State Representative Steve Andersson was back in the classroom this week to meet with students studying government at Batavia High School. He spent time speaking to two different classes about the nature of the legislature in Springfield, and the role of a State Representative.

Visiting schools and talking with students has always been important to Rep. Andersson, to help provide students with added insight into state government—especially while they are studying it in school.

“Today we were able to discuss meaningful aspects of serving as a state lawmaker, and it was encouraging to hear their thoughts and questions, but most importantly to help create an open dialogue, so they know their Representative is available to them,” said Andersson.

The conversation focused on producing good government—starting from the election process, and continuing to bipartisanship in the legislature. The students were eager to ask questions about all aspects of governing, and the Representative was impressed with their engagement.

Representative Andersson prefers to keep the dialogue going with students, and looks forward to some of them participating in the General Assembly’s Page for the Day program during spring session in Springfield.