Monday, May 28th, 2018
Representative Halbrook’s Capitol Update–May 28, 2018

BUDGET Budget negotiations continue as clock ticks down to May 31 deadline. With less than a week left before the scheduled end of session, the House and Senate continue to…

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Representative Halbrook’s Capitol Update–May 21, 2018

CRIMINAL LAW   Governor Rauner proposes major public safety package to reinstate death penalty and extend 72-hour wait to all guns. Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the Illinois General Assembly…

Monday, May 21st, 2018
New Economic Opportunity Zones Include Areas in Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby Counties

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) reported that Governor Bruce Rauner announced 327 Opportunity Zone Census tract recommendations submitted by the State of Illinois have been approved by the U.S. Treasury…

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Welcomes Sullivan High School Students and Faculty to the Capitol for TECH Day

On Thursday, State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) welcomed students and educators from Sullivan Community Unit School District #300 to the Capitol for TECH Day 2018. In addition to seeing the…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Resolution Would Name Section of I-57 ‘Congressman Tim Johnson Highway’

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) announced the passage of House Joint Resolution 104, naming a portion of Interstate 57 in Champaign as the ‘Congressman Tim Johnson Highway.’ “I am proud…

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
50,000 FOID Card Renewals Expected: Start Your Application Early

Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz is urging Illinois firearms owners to file paperwork early as the first wave of the 10-year Firearm Owners Identification cards come due for renewal….

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Welcomes Philo Troop 2119 on Their Visit to State Capitol for ‘Girl Scout Day’

Pictured (l-r) in the Illinois House Chamber Gallery are Rep. Brad Halbrook, Troop 2119 members Abigayl Ray, Kiersten Reasor, and Hayleigh Clemmons and Troop Leader Andrea Ray of Philo. (Not…

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Rep. Halbrook Bill Corrects ‘Open Meetings Act:’ Notices Apply to Special Meetings; Courts Could Nullify Actions

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) reported that his legislation to clarify the ‘Open Meetings Act’ has passed the House. The changes include special meetings and emergency meetings of public boards…

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Central Illinois Pharmacists Testify in Illinois House

Pictured (l-r) State Senator Chapin Rose, Trent Moore, David Falk, Cindi Reed, and State Rep. Brad Halbrook. Thank you to the pharmacists who traveled to the State Capitol recently to…

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
British Consul General Addresses Illinois House

British Consul General John Saville with Rep. Brad Halbrook on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives. Mr. John Saville was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General for Chicago in November…

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