Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois
 

 

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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.
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 24, 2015 Press Release
The district will receive $23,510 under the Operations and Safety category.
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).