Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record congratulating Carmi-based Elastec/American Marine on their 25th Anniversary.
Jul 28, 2015 Press Release
Parents of children and young adults with disabilities will be receiving help navigating the often overwhelming search for educational assistance, thanks to nearly $250,000 in federal funding announced by Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15).
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported two bills this week that have significant benefits for constituents in central and southern Illinois where coal and agricultural industries are major employers and drivers of economic growth.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supports several efforts aimed at better protecting military personnel serving on bases and at recruitment centers around the United States.
Jul 21, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect local television broadcasters with Joint Sales Agreements (JSAs) that were approved before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sought to prohibit the practice on March 31, 2014.
Feb 24, 2015 Op-Ed
Despite all the president’s rhetoric about middle-class economics, the reality is that the majority of middle-class families pay more and get less as a result of his policies.
Sep 18, 2014 Op-Ed
If we prematurely abandon our commitment to oversee Internet governance, no amount of American power and influence will be able to restore what is lost: the Internet Open and Free.
Apr 30, 2014 Op-Ed
While the shale oil and gas renaissance dominates today’s energy landscape, it’s important that policymakers remember the vital contribution nuclear power makes to our nation’s energy portfolio.
Mar 27, 2014 Op-Ed
Three decades of delays have amassed more than 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel at more than 121 locations across more than 30 states. The American people deserve the central repository they’ve paid for, not more excuses for dodging the law.
Mar 10, 2014 Op-Ed
Freedom-loving countries must aid our Ukrainian friends to stave off Russia.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:30am
Marine Village Hall
320 North Vernon Street
Marine, IL 62061
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
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Shawneetown, IL 62984
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Breese, IL 62230