Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Oct 1, 2015 Press Release
The EPA claims their new standards are meant to limit air pollution, but the only thing they’ll limit are manufacturing jobs and economic growth.
Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Citing the potential creation of more than 450 jobs, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is welcoming the announcement of a $142,500 Economic Development Administration investment in a commercial driver’s license truck driving course in Noble to be operated by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges.
Sep 25, 2015 Press Release
"It is all about sacrificial love. Laying down the vestiges of power for the greater good of the country, the institution, and the Republican Conference."
Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
"He reminded us that the United States is both an immigrant nation and a world leader. That unique position and power, as the Pope said, calls us to be compassionate and helpful."
Sep 24, 2015 Press Release
The district will receive $23,510 under the Operations and Safety category.
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.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
McLeansboro City Hall
102 West Main Street
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Crossville Village Hall
107 West Main Street
Crossville, IL 62827