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Grant Wehrli

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Grant Wehrli is a lifelong Naperville Resident and former Representative in the Illinois House of Representatives and Naperville City Councilman.

The Local Pulse – Happy New Year

With every new year comes fresh opportunities to become better versions of ourselves. Whether we decide to eat less, exercise more, spend less, or volunteer...

The Local Pulse – Joy to the World

As I read the reactions to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, it became clear that our country and our state are more politically polarized than...

The Local Pulse – The Ultimate Sacrifice

On September 26, my wife Sharon and I walked to the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument groundbreaking ceremony at Veterans Park on Gartner Road....

The Local Pulse – Small business fuel local economy

Over the last 18 months we’ve all become experts at Internet shopping. From groceries, to gifts, clothes, and home décor, it’s easy to scroll...

The Local Pulse – The Riverwalk’s 40th Anniversary

On Labor Day 2021, the City of Naperville will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Naperville Riverwalk. This beautiful walkway along the West Branch...

The Local Pulse – Ethics Reform?

Leading up to the November 2020 election, many of us candidates were singing a familiar tune. We were pledging to reform ethics laws and...

The Local Pulse – The letter of the law and the spirit of the...

Naperville is a wonderful and diverse community filled with intelligent, hard-working, and giving people. Within our city, we are fortunate to have a vibrant...

The Local Pulse – Election Integrity

When I was little, I remember going with my parents to the polls on Election Day. We would walk into a booth, draw the...

The Local Pulse – Recognize opioid crisis

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin recently released some startling information about hard drug use and possession in the county. Whereas he reported 182...

The Local Pulse – April flowers and campaign signs

As predictable as the sprouting of spring daffodils, crocus and hyacinth, not-as-pretty campaign yard signs are popping up all over the place. It’s a...

The Local Pulse – Let it snow

This has been one of the snowiest winters we’ve had in quite a while, and as I glance outside and see yet another snow...

The Local Pulse – New Year, New Focus

I have always looked forward to sharing my thoughts in this monthly column, and even though my title is no longer State Representative Grant...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Reflections of a public servant

This marks the final column I will write as your State Representative. It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Making a difference for Little Friends

Some call it “pork,” and others call it “member initiative” money. Whatever you call it, the FY 2020 budget (7/1/19 – 6/30/20) included funds...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Ethics matters

Ethics matter always. If you know me, you’ve heard me say this. And if you don’t, you’ve certainly seen me write about ethics in...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – RIP RBG

As I write this month’s column, the nation is mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yes, she was a staunch...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Navigating Challenges

As I write this column, I am noticing a gradual uptick in coronavirus positivity rates and hospitalizations for DuPage County. I want to again...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Madigan and Ethics

I have written about the dire need for ethics reform in Illinois many times in this column. The most recent bombshell, which ties House Speaker...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Thank you, Cindi Swanson

I often use this column to highlight greatness within our community. This month I want to acknowledge a tremendous community leader and fierce advocate...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Session wrap up

I try to keep these columns positive, but putting a positive spin on the legislature’s recent four-day session is a challenge. Bad votes and...

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