(Springfield, IL) - The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its 2018 Environmental Scorecard this week. Representative Steve Andersson has been honored with a perfect voting record. A total of 61 state representatives received an award for their voting record during the 2018 legislative session. 

“Representative Steve Andersson demonstrated a commitment to environmental issues in Springfield this session,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling.

The 2018 Environmental Scorecard included numerous legislative measures. Specific priorities from the Scorecard include:

SB2298: Industrial Hemp Act

○ This bill brings new opportunities to farmers as well as benefits to soil by opening new initiatives for sustainable agriculture.

SB2773: Renewable Energy Financing

○ This measure enhances the property-assessed clean energy (PACE) program by allowing Illinois to help communities access fund for clean energy projects.

HB4790: Use of Compost

o This legislation increases the use of compost in transportation projects and helps create a market for compost use in Illinois.

“Representative Steve Andersson voted 100% of the time with the environmental community on nine pieces of key legislation,” added Walling. “The IEC is honored by Representative Andersson’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”

IEC releases its scorecard in August of each year.
Special thanks to ComEd for sponsoring
this year's Shred Event!
State Representative Steve Andersson held a successful paper shredding event over the weekend at the Carillon Community in Pingree Grove.

Rep. Andersson has hosted an annual paper shredding event for his constituents to help prevent residents’ personal information from being stolen and used for fraud or identity theft.

The event drew a crowd of area residents, who dropped off documents to be safely shredded and discarded on site.

“Residents were grateful to have the opportunity to access such a necessary service, and I was happy to provide them with it in a convenient manner,” said Andersson. “This event is the best opportunity to help people recycle while providing 100 percent peace of mind that their personal documents are securely shredded.”

If you are concerned about identity theft and feel your information has been compromised, the Illinois Attorney General has created an identity theft hotline. You can call the hotline number, or visit the website for more information on identity theft in Illinois here.

The Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 129, tentatively scheduled for April, 2019. In order to be considered for Cadet Class 129, the Merit Board must receive a completed application and required documentation by August 15, 2018. 
You can apply online at: https://www.illinoistrooper.com.   

The Illinois State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for integrity, service and pride since its inception. Their functions include protecting life and property, enforcing both criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws, responding to emergencies and disasters and providing a myriad of diverse specialized services to both the public and the criminal justice community.

To find out more about the recruitment process, you can access their recruitment video here.

State Representative Steven Andersson (R-Geneva) was recently named a joint-recipient of the 2018 Landmarks Illinois Richard Driehaus Preservation Award for Legislator of the Year, as well as the President’s Choice Award.

Rep. Andersson was recognized along with State Sens. Pamela Altoff and Steve Stadelman, and Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth. All four of these lawmakers have been champions of historic preservation and instrumental in helping to enact preservation legislation in the State of Illinois, most recently the new State Historic Tax Credit overwhelmingly approved by the legislature on May 31st. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law on July 27, 2018, expanding the existing River Edge Redevelopment Zone and creating a statewide historic preservation tax credit for Illinois – a major accomplishment for the state and preservation community!

Representative Andersson is a co-chair of the Illinois Historic Preservation Legislative Caucus and has worked hard to advocate for historic preservation in his 65th district, and across Illinois.