Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

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Nov 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that EJ Water Cooperative was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $1.2 million and a loan of $2.615 million.

The funds will be used to replace approximately 43 miles of PVC water main pipes in parts of Effingham and Shelby Counties. The upgrades will increase water pressure to users in this area and enable the entire system to operate at acceptable pressure levels, directly affecting 4,400 users.

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Paris was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $11,000.

The funds will be used to purchase 5 dive suits, including 4 sets of undergarments and storage bags, for the fire department rescue team and replace 5 garage doors on the fire department building.

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Odin Township was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $23,300.

The funds will be used to purchase a Road Grader for the Township of Odin. This Road Grader will replace the Townships existing equipment that is in disrepair, and it will be used to plow snow in the winter as well as repair gravel roads for safe passage throughout the Township. The Township contributed $26,700 for a total project cost of $50,000.   

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.

The funds will be used to purchase two new all-wheel drive police vehicles for the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department to provide public safety to over 18,000 residents in Edgar County. The new vehicles will replace two vehicles that are no longer dependable due to high mileage and costly repairs.

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the City of Grayville was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $19,500.

The funds will be used to purchase a new squad car for the police department. The new squad car will replace an existing vehicle, which is one of three, and is necessary to provide better public safety.

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Herrick was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $1,000,000 and a grant of $540,000.

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Rural Wabash County Water District was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $308,000 and a grant of $85,000.

The funds will be used to pay for the interconnection from the existing rural water system to South Lawrence Water Corp. This will provide another source of potable water to customers of the Rural Wabash County Water District and sufficient potable water with acceptable pressures to customers.

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance, Inc. was awarded a USDA Rural Development loan of $1,607,416.

Rural Development loan guarantee funds will be used for the ambulance service to refinance their current loan and purchase new equipment. ECSSAA, Inc. will purchase 3 new ambulances and other equipment in order to fulfill their new county contract. This project will help to save 21 jobs and create 10 new jobs.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release
The grants awarded to the City of Flora, Village of Oblong, Village of Odin, and the Southeastern Illinois Counseling Center total $78,800.
Dec 30, 2015 Press Release
As Chairman of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee, Shimkus led passage of the rural water bill in November.