Sep 14, 2020 Press Release
Shimkus also reminded individuals who do not typically file tax returns that they must register with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive their Economic Impact Payment if they have not already done so.
Sep 11, 2020 Press Release
The Minuteman missile outside the former Chanute Air Force Base will remain in Rantoul thanks to the efforts of local leaders, veterans, the U.S. Air Force, and the Office of Congressman John Shimkus.
Aug 21, 2020 Press Release
The federal money will allow the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies for Charleston firefighters.
Jul 31, 2020 Press Release
In May, Illinois Republicans sent a letter to Governor Pritzker requesting information about the process for smaller units of local government to obtain federal funding sent to the state and how much funding was sent to smaller units of local government. No information was provided in response to that letter.
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
“Illinoisans are sadly no strangers to corruption in our state’s politics, but simultaneous federal criminal investigations into both the Speaker of the House and the Governor are truly unprecedented. Today’s developments in the ongoing bribery investigation against Speaker Madigan and the property tax fraud investigation against Governor Pritzker are disturbing. We fully support U.S. Attorney John Lausch and other federal officials in their important work to bring those who violate the public’s trust to justice. The people of Illinois deserve better than Illinois Democrats’ embarrassing, systemic corruption.”
Jul 10, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing St. Joseph-Ogden softball standout Bailey Dowling, who recently was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Illinois.
Jul 7, 2020 Press Release
"This year's tax filing deadline is July 15," Shimkus said. "So if you haven't filed yet, I strongly encourage you to file electronically – especially if you're expecting a refund."
Jun 29, 2020 Press Release
"On April 3, 2020, Mitch Stanciu, Bob Schafer, Jim Geldert, and Brock Cook were out on a service call when the customer, a veteran from the Vietnam War, collapsed to the ground," Shimkus noted. "The team rushed over, and Schafer and Stanciu, who both knew first aid, rendered assistance."
Jun 22, 2020 Press Release
"With many previously scheduled blood drives cancelled due to the pandemic, the Red Cross continues to face a shortage of blood," Shimkus said. "Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood."
Jun 9, 2020 Press Release
“America’s inland waterway systems are vital supply chains for energy resources and agricultural commodities,” said Shimkus. “This federal investment will help keep those goods moving efficiently to and from the St. Louis region.”