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Righter: The time is now to fully fund our schools

Springfield, IL – A vocal proponent of fully funding the Foundation Level for public grade schools and high schools, State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says it is refreshing to have Gov. Rauner support the effort as well. The Governor called for fully funding... Read More.

Girl Scouts Celebrate 104th Anniversary, March 6-12

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will join nearly 3 million Girl Scouts throughout America in celebrating the 104th Anniversary of Girl Scouting March 6-12. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will celebrate the 104th anniversary by participating in a variety of local activities and events. Girl... Read More.

Shimkus Backs Pro-Gun Measures

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), who holds a lifetime A rating from the National Rifle Association, voted today for several legislative measures to support and defend Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights. “Too often the federal government gets involved in our lives... Read More.

Phelps Bill to Reopen Hardin Work Camp Advances in Springfield

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, that would reopen the Hardin County Work Camp that was closed by Governor Bruce Rauner, is one step closer to becoming law after advancing through the Appropriations-Public Safety Committee this week in Springfield. “The governor... Read More.

IL Treasurer holding Online Auction for Unclaimed Property

Commemorative coins, stamps, and jewelry are among the 11,000 items worth over $54,000 to be auctioned online January 25 - 29, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.   “Our unclaimed property team works hard to return valuables to their rightful owners,” Frerichs said. “If the property... Read More.

Continuing Lack of Funding Means Changes for SIC

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met in the Rodney J. Brenner Board Room on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. to approve revised mission statements, a modest tuition increase, and reduction of personnel. As part of its strategic planning process,... Read More.