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Shimkus Welcomes Safety Grants for Area School Districts

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is congratulating two local school districts for securing grants to improve school safety from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program.  Johnson County’s Vienna High School District is receiving $375,000, and Wabash... Read More.

Shimkus Warns Workers About Payroll Tax Deferral

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today has a word of caution for workers and a reminder for non-tax filers related to recent federal actions.On August 8, President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing employers to defer some Social Security payroll taxes... Read More.

Statement from Congressman Shimkus

Collinsville, Illinois – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement today regarding the House vote on the Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act:"The needs of my constituents are still great. This bill addresses some of the major concerns that I have heard... Read More.

Shimkus Moving His Art Competition Online

WASHINGTON – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has adjusted the submission guidelines for his 2020 Congressional Art Competition.Entries for the contest, which is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District of Illinois, are still due by May 4.... Read More.

Shimkus: Farmers Want Trade

As trade talks dredge on, Illinois’ senior Republican House member says farmers in his district are pushing for the federal government to move on a deal with Mexico and Canada, but he suspects politics are getting in the way.The agricultural community has been pushing... Read More.

Shimkus Staff In Area Next Week

Shimkus Sending Staff to McLeansboro, Grayville Next WeekHarrisburg, Illinois – An aide to Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) will be available in Hamilton County and White County next week to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies.On... Read More.

Shimkus Announces Academy Nominees

 Shimkus Announces Academy NomineesCongressman John Shimkus recently announced local nominees for the military academies, including West Point and Annapolis.From left to right, the nominees with me above are: Anna Freeland of Mount Carmel, Gianna Vacca of Iuka, Marvin Abernathy of Ashmore, Will Schleper... Read More.