Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his office is upgrading security features to the Driver’s License/ID card design and expanding the central issuance process for driver’s licenses and ID cards to all applicants. With implementation of these changes, Illinois has moved closer... Read More.
Springfield, IL - The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), and the Illinois Senate Republican caucus are teaming up to honor and remember the sacrifice of the brave servicemen and servicewomen who have passed away. The public is... Read More.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement in reaction to the federal court ruling in favor of the House of Representatives in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration: “Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve known all along – that... Read More.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a former high school teacher, released the following statement in reaction to the Obama Administration’s unprecedented intrusion into local school bathroom policies: “This decree has nothing to do with equality, justice or fairness for students;... Read More.
MOUNT VERNON, IL – May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and the need is greater than ever to find foster parents in the Southern Illinois region - especially for teenagers. Many people are on the fence about being a foster parent. What does... Read More.
Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state. An individual will call and claim to be associated with the ISP or the “Illinois Police.” The caller will then ask... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – Earlier today, Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials joined police officers from law enforcement agencies across the state for the 31st Annual Illinois Police Officers Memorial Ceremony. ISP Director Leo Schmitz and many other ISP officers were present at the ceremony to show... Read More.
Springfield, IL – Numbers from the Illinois State Board of Education show downstate school districts and students would end up on the losing end of an education funding reform plan, to the tune of $120 million. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 231 would direct an... Read More.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Houston, Texas-based Dynergy’s decision to shut down multiple central and southern Illinois coal-fired power plants: “The Democrats’ War... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – Kick-starting the riding season, Gov. Bruce Rauner joined fellow motorcycle enthusiasts and safety advocates today to launch the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) latest “Start Seeing Motorcycles” campaign. To call attention to the need for all roadway users to be especially vigilant... Read More.