Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Jan 13, 2020 Press Release
"Since its beginning in 2008, Valentines for Heroes has continued to grow, year after year," Shimkus said. "It has gotten to the point where people can't wait to get started. We begin to get calls immediately after the New Year, wanting to know when we will be collecting. The answer is now."
Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
The congressman opposes both articles of impeachment.
Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the dedication on Monday (November 11, 2019) of an Illinois State Historical Society marker for the War Emergency Pipeline, which began near Texas oil fields and ended in Norris City following its 1943 completion during World War II.
Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
"Don has submitted soybean samples for nutritional analysis for seven years," Shimkus noted. "His 2018 sample of Stine Seed Company variety 38LE02 yielded a composite feed value of $347.40 per ton, putting him in the top 15 growers in Illinois for feed value."
Nov 8, 2019 Press Release
Students, political scientists, and historians will have easy access to research the long tenure of Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) following the completion of his 24-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nov 4, 2019 Press Release
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; Ecclesiastes 3:1
Oct 31, 2019 Press Release
"Democratic leaders know they are not able to impeach President Trump using open and fair procedures," Shimkus said. "They simply are drawing out the illegitimate process they have created in order to keep 'impeachment' in the headlines and damage the President as much as possible.
Oct 3, 2019 Press Release
The college will receive $449,995 through September 30, 2020 and is expected to receive a total of $2,249,961 over the next five years.
Sep 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) hosted Rev. Kyle Wright II as the Guest Chaplain to lead the opening prayer for the House of Representatives on Thursday, September 12th.

Aug 30, 2019 Press Release
"I will leave the political field knowing that I have served honorably and, with the help of many, accomplished a lot for my constituents, our state, and our nation."