Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Oct 28, 2020 Press Release
"Federal investments like this are critical in rural communities where the capital costs of major infrastructure projects would be all but impossible to finance through other means,” Shimkus said. “I applaud Greenville, Ashemore, and the EJ Water Cooperative on their successful loan applications."
Sep 25, 2020 Press Release
Jack Schurman spent almost a decade as the chairman of the congressman’s Veterans Advisory Committee before declining health led to his move to Mississippi.
Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
Johnson County’s Vienna High School District is receiving $375,000, and Wabash CUSD #348 has $21,248 headed its way.
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."