Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Apr 30, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Congressmen John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Mike Bost (IL-12) sent a letter to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker urging a plan that would begin a safe, phased reopening of businesses critical to the state’s economy. As noted in their letter, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted different parts of the state in different ways, and a safe and sensible reopening plan must reflect those differences.
Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
After hearing Skaggs' narrative and learning of 50th anniversary commemorative events planned in Ohio, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record.
Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
"After the victim’s vehicle came to a stop, two tractor-trailer drivers parked their trucks around the van to shield it from additional gun fire. I later learned that Caleb Lydick, of Springerton, Illinois, was one of the courageous drivers who placed himself, and his truck, in harm’s way to protect the disabled van," Shimkus noted.
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus released the following statement today regarding the House vote on the Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act.
Mar 19, 2020 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus is encouraging constituents to respond to the 2020 Census online while practicing social distancing and to donate blood if they feel well.
Mar 18, 2020 Press Release
Dozens of federal agencies and departments are taking action in response to the outbreak, and all Americans are encouraged to both visit for the latest information and to follow the president's guidelines to slow the spread of the disease.
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."