Syverson on violent weekend: 'Fully prosecute criminals'

A Republican state senator is pushing for a special legislative session in Illinois to address gas prices across the state

A Republican state senator is pushing for a special legislative session in Illinois to address high gas prices across the state.

As of May 12, according to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas statewide was $4.80. In Chicago, the average price has reached $5.17 per gallon. State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Cherry Valley, said his legislation to cap the state’s sales tax on motor fuel at 18 cents per gallon could provide real relief to consumers.

Syverson calls for Cap on the Gas Tax

Last week Senator Syverson held a press conference at the Capitol calling on members of the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker to immediately role back and cap the state’s sales tax on motor fuel.


Families deserve safe neighborhoods. End no cash bail. Back the Blue

Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:57 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 7:03 AM CST
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Cherry Valley) has come out against House Bill 3653, calling it a “dangerous criminal justice reform proposal passed out of the Senate.”

“At three in the morning, Democrat lawmakers throw a 700-page bill on our desks and ask that we vote on a complex criminal reform proposal only an hour later. That’s not feasible and, more importantly, that is not how effective reform is passed.”

“House Bill 3653 might be a new bill number, but it’s the same bad bill that we opposed under House Bill 163. This proposal will put violent offenders back on the streets, put an end to cash bail, endangers our residents and threatens the law enforcement profession in Illinois. It’s unbelievable.”

”The safety and wellbeing of our communities and citizens are at stake here. We cannot afford not to get criminal justice reform right. Unfortunately, those who supported this bill, did not agree.”

“I respect our local law enforcement and value the safety of our communities above all else. This was shortsighted and devastating anti-police legislation that should not have passed. I voted no this morning and vow to continue standing with our police officers.”

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Over 100 gather to discuss state of the I-39 Corridor in Rockford

Over 100 attendees heard from Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson of Illinois’ 35th district and Representative Tom Demmer of the 90th District discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing their constituencies and business community of the the greater Rock River Valley metro region.