Monday, July 31, 2023
News from State Representative Dan Ugaste – July 31, 2023

UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD Audit finds Illinois paid out $5.2 billion in fraudulent or excessive unemployment “overpayments” during COVID-19.  An audit report released last week by the Illinois Auditor General revealed that…

Friday, July 28, 2023
Rep. Ugaste on IDES Fraud Report: “We Owe Everybody Answers”

A new Illinois Auditor General report shows the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security paid out $5.24 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims from 2020 to 2022.  “We owe taxpayers answers, we…

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Rep. Ugaste Responds to Auditor General Report of Unacceptable IDES Overpaying $5 Billion in Unemployment Funds – Including Fraud

ST. CHARLES – Following a report from the Illinois Auditor General detailing the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) making billions of dollars in overpayments between Fiscal Years 2020 and…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Rep. Ugaste & Senator DeWitte Host St. Charles District Office Grand Opening

ST. CHARLES – Next week, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) and State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) are hosting a grand opening of their new district office in St. Charles….

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Cash Bail

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced its opinion on the Pretrial Fairness portion of the SAFE-T Act, and by a 5-2 decision, they have ruled it as constitutional. This strikes down a…

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Throwback Tuesday: Lincoln’s Journey

A visitor to Springfield might take some time to stop by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site or Lincoln’s Tomb. Lincoln, after all, spent a big part…

Monday, July 24, 2023
News from State Rep. Dan Ugaste – July 24, 2023

CRIMINAL LAW Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Cash Bail.  The Illinois Supreme Court has announced its opinion on the Pretrial Fairness portion of the SAFE-T Act, and by a…

Sunday, July 23, 2023
Tips for Heat Safety

A stretch of hot weather is expected across Illinois this week. Here are a few tips for staying safe in the heat: Limit outdoor activities Drink plenty of water Wear…

Friday, July 21, 2023
Science under the Stands

With the release of Oppenheimer this weekend, it’s also important to remember Illinois’ place as a leader in science. The atom was first split at the University of Chicago in…

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Throwback Tuesday: Remembering the Great Flood of 1993: 30 Years Later

Earlier this year residents of northwestern Illinois watched with concern as a far-away weather event threatened their communities. As a few days of abnormally warm weather settled in over the…