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 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.
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.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today voted to end Operation Choke Point, an Obama Administration scheme to coerce banks and other financial institutions into cutting off relationships with legal businesses the administration dislikes. “While a wide range of industries have been affected,... Read More.
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.
Springfield, IL – To ensure critical funding for universities and community colleges, and students who receive Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) are pushing a comprehensive, affordable proposal that is paid for and will... Read More.
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.
In response to proposals from allies of Chicago-area politicians wanting to place a tax on retirement income for seniors, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, has launched a petition drive to garner community support of his efforts to oppose any new tax. “Many seniors... Read More.
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.
There were at least two separate budget proposals that included essential funding for the Olive Branch relocation project. Those proposals would have helped people affected by the floods in 2011 and would have helped numerous Southern Illinois families and communities in Alexander County recover... Read More.