WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 13, 2020 - The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $46.4 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Illinois. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress... Read More.
Trump to Visit Southern Illinois MURPHYSBORO – It seems a rumor circulating late last week about President Donald Trump holding a rally in southern Illinois is going to happen. The President along with Republican Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro will hold a rally Saturday night at... Read More.
Trump to Visit Southern Illinois A representative for U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's reelection campaign has confirmed that President Donald Trump will come to southern Illinois to campaign for the incumbent on Saturday, October 27. Trump's visit is set for 4:30 p.m. at Southern Illinois Airport Hangar... Read More.
By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press Steelworkers in Granite City, Illinois, threw a street party — complete with hot dogs, cold beer and a singer in red, white and blue — when U.S. Steel announced earlier this year it was bringing hundreds of laid-off employees back to... Read More.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved an omnibus spending agreement for fiscal year 2018: "First and foremost, my vote today was to restore our military readiness that was neglected during the previous administration. Our land forces... Read More.
Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) members today urged President Donald Trump to support American farmers by continuing trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico and remaining a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “Trade deals ensure we have a market for our products and... Read More.
The Trump Administration recently appointed William J. Graff as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Illinois Farm Service Agency (FSA). Graff will join the Illinois FSA team on Monday, November 13, 2017. Graff is a long time grain and livestock farmer from... Read More.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) praised today’s final passage of the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The Senate passed the bill on June 6, 2017 and it now heads to... Read More.
Private companies that service college loans will profit at the expense of students because the Trump administration killed commonsense changes to reduce the default rate among college borrowers, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. “Let’s be clear about what President Trump’s changes mean. These... Read More.
Speaker Michael J. Madigan has directed state Rep. Greg Harris, chair of the House Appropriations-Human Services Committee, to hold a hearing Thursday to determine how Medicaid cuts being pushed by the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans will affect children, families and other vulnerable... Read More.