Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Mar 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus announced today that the City of Newton was awarded a USDA Rural Development grant of $25,000.
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
"First and foremost, my vote today was to restore our military readiness that was neglected during the previous administration."
Mar 20, 2018 Press Release
"Okawville won its first state title game 59-48 thanks to a record breaking barrage of three-point shots," Shimkus said. "I would like to congratulate the entire Okawville boys' basketball team on a superb end to a great season."
Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due by May 4.
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Schlarman Academy Girls' Basketball Team on their IHSA Class 1A State Championship.
Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) announced today that the Village of Ludlow will receive $10,000, and the Village of Ridge Farm will receive $30,000, to evaluate updates to their water treatment facilities.
Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address:
Jan 22, 2018 Press Release
“No one wins in a shutdown. Thankfully this one is over. The bill I voted for today was exactly the same as the one I voted for last week with a change in the date. Now the government is open, our military is being paid, and children’s health care is paid for and extended for six years. Let’s get to work on a final spending bill and immigration reform. Our constituents expect nothing less.”
Jan 20, 2018 Press Release
Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation today released a statement urging Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to re-open the government by supporting the House-passed funding bill. The Illinois senators supported a filibuster late last night that led to a government shutdown.
Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced his 19 nominations to the military service academies. The congressman nominates, and then the academies themselves make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.