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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.

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Five Key Issues Remain as Final Month of Spring...

Lawmakers are back in Springfield for the final four weeks of the spring session. While we’ve been meeting regularly since mid-January, I’m again puzzled...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Town Hall Meetings in April

In a democracy, all voices are considered equal, and while that is not always the case here in the Land of Lincoln, I work...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Pritzker Promised a Truly Balanced Budget and Failed to...

The General Assembly recently heard Governor Pritzker’s budget address, which serves as the blueprint for budget discussions for the next fiscal year. Leading up...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – House Rules Channel Greater Power to Majority Party Lawmakers

On January 9, members of the new 101st General Assembly took the oath of office. Inauguration was followed by receptions, where Republicans and Democrats...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Working together

On January 14, J.B. Pritzker will become Illinois’ 43rd Governor. His swearing-in puts the final ingredient in place for Democrat super-majorities in the House...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Welcome to Naperville, Laughing Lincoln

Holiday season is about making dreams come true. Yes, that mostly applies to children who find a special wished-for item under the tree on...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Giving thanks for George Pradel

Like many of us, in November I like to take stock of the many blessings for which I am grateful; chief among them are...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Fair elections are fundamental

The fall season is upon us … and so is early voting. No matter what party or political philosophy you adhere to, fair elections are...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Pro-business can be environmentally-friendly

Let’s face it, reading or watching most news outlets today can be a bit depressing. It appears that we are irreparably divided on so...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – What’s so great about Illinois?

One of my Republican colleagues in the House likes to start out each day’s activity on the floor by telling us something good about...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Here’s the scoop on the new state Budget

Finally, this year the General Assembly’s spring legislative session concluded with good news for Illinois families and businesses – a bi-partisan budget agreement reached...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – That’s nice, but what about the budget?

Readers here are used to my frequent criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who has ruled the chamber with an iron fist for...

Independent Maps = Fair Elections in Illinois

Above / From his office in the Stratton Building in Springfield, Representative Grant Wehrli helps readers understand where he sits in the State Capitol....

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – We Need to Get Off the Debt Merry-Go-Round

For most families and most governments, finances are a bit like a roller coaster ride. There are ups and downs and some twists and...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Start the gun discussion where we can agree

Another horrific mass shooting has again brought the gun reform discussion to the forefront of our agenda in Springfield. It’s a discussion that needs...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Let’s get to work!

With the Governor’s State of the State address behind us, the General Assembly’s spring session is now in full-swing in Springfield. Bills are being...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – New Year, New Laws

Happy New Year! As it does each year, the start of the New Year also ushers in hundreds of new laws in Illinois. This year,...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Holiday Greetings Old and New

For me, the holidays are always a time for reflecting on the things for which I am grateful, and my hopes for good things...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – The best ‘Bump Stock’ ban options are still on...

Some of the best times in my life have been spent in our great outdoors, many with a fishing rod or a shotgun in...

Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – The facts on school funding reform

There has been quite a bit of information circulating about the new education funding compromise adopted and signed into law last month. The new...

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