Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Happy Birthday, Illinois!

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Friday, November 16th, 2018
FFA, 4-H & Junior Horsemen’s Council Students Invited to Help Name the IL State Fair Coliseum in Springfield: Deadline December 14th

The Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation is hosting a naming contest for participation by eligible Illinois young adults. Current members of three groups — Illinois 4-H, Illinois FFA (Future Farmers of America)…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Winter Assistance Applications Begin for Seniors and Disabled Residents

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s Office of Community Assistance announced today that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin scheduling appointments and accepting applications for…

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Bill Becomes Law: Water Districts May Remove ‘Negligent’ Trustees

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) announced that the governor signed into law House Bill 4253 on Tuesday that will now allow the body that appointed a trustee in a water…

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Says Over $108,000 in Fire Safety Grants Includes Three Counties in 102nd District

State Rep. Brad Halbrook is pleased to announce that the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grants announced this week include $108,424.25 for communities in his district. Tolono Fire Protection…

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Opposes New Attacks on Second Amendment Rights in Illinois!

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) opposes the two new gun restriction bills signed into law on Monday. These pieces of legislation put additional regulations on Second Amendment rights. Rep. Halbrook…

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Federal approval of plan to protect $3.5 Billion for Rural Hospitals Ensures access to quality health care for 3 million Illinoisans

Recently it was announced that the federal government has approved the state’s plan to protect safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more…

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
STOP School Violence Grants Available: Application Deadline July 23

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School…

Friday, June 15th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook: Department of Agriculture Announces Funding for Ag Programs

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) along with Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture Raymond Poe today announced the release of $16 million in agriculture grants at Stremsterfer Farms in…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Halbrook Speaks at American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State 83rd Annual Session

It was a pleasure speaking at the American Legion Premier Boys State yesterday evening at Eastern Illinois University. Christopher Benigno does a fantastic job chairing such a wonderful program that…

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