Springfield…Today, State Representative Jerry Long (R-Streator) voted against HB 4117, which contained language that would have made many law abiding gun owners into felons while hurting the local economy.

“This piece of legislation had broad language that did not just include trigger modifications,” stated Rep. Long.  “Any law abiding citizen who replaced even a spring in their gun could find themselves slapped with a heavy fine or jail time. On top of its effect on the people of the 76th District, it would have negatively affected our local economy. Gun manufacturers like MMC Armory in Putnam County, as well as private and public shooting ranges throughout the district, would have seen a loss in revenue.”

The bill failed in the House with only 48 of the required 71 votes. For more information regarding this legislation please contact the office of Rep. Long at (815)-510-9689 or via email at long@ilhousegop.org.



Ottawa…Representative Jerry Long (R-Streator) and the Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) are hosting a free, cost-saving clinic on Friday, October 13th from 11am to 1pm to help consumers analyze gas, electric, and telecom bills to save money. The Utility Cost Savings Clinic will take place at Village Hall in Ottawa, 301 West Madison Street. Rep. Long would like to extend this invite to everyone in his district who is not on municipal electric. 

“I am partnering with CUB to bring this cost saving event to the district,” said Rep. Long. “For over thirty years, this nonprofit organization has been working statewide to save consumers money and I am excited to have them host an event locally. Remember to bring your most recent copy of your utility bills!”

Since 1984, CUB has been working to lower rates and better service from the state’s investor-owned electric, gas, and telephone companies. They have saved consumers more than $20 billion by blocking rate hikes and winning consumer refunds.

Please RSVP to this event, as seating is limited. Those who would like to attend should call Rep. Long’s district office at 815-510-9689.