News

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Co-Sponors “Farmland Assessment Seminars” with Farm Bureau

Many of the farmers in our area have asked about the multi-year reassessment that is currently under way in Illinois. Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at the Effingham Farm…


Monday, January 13, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Families to Apply Jan. 15th for “Tax Credit Scholarships” for Private/Parochial Students

Learn more and apply HERE. State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is reminding families of the recently established scholarship program for non-public school students that is taking applications for the…


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Teachers of ‘Biodiversity’ Grants Deadline Jan. 31

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is joining with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to remind the teachers who are interested in applying for the “Biodiversity Field Trip”…


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Effingham Chamber Hosts White House Advisor at Luncheon

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) joined the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Garrett Ziegler back home to Illinois on Friday. Ziegler, an Altamont native, is currently serving…


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
New Laws in 2020 Impact Families, Taxpayers & First Responders

In addition to the first bill signed into law sponsored by Rep. Blaine Wilhour in the 101st Session that allows deputy fire chiefs to use emergency lights when responding to…


Monday, December 23, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Speaks at South Central Middle School: Students Learn About Constitution & State Legislature

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) accepted an invitation from 8th grade student, Grayson Hays to speak to his school about what it’s like to be a state representative and…


Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Pension Fund Consolidation A Step In Right Direction

The following is a “Guest Column” provided by Rep. Wilhour published in the December 6, 2019 edition of the Effingham Daily News: The path to financial stability in Illinois begins…


Thursday, December 5, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Announces Conservation Scholarships: Application Deadline is March 1, 2020

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) announced today that the Illinois Conservation Foundation is offering Conservation Achievement Scholarships to help promote the value of our natural world and encourage the…


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Leads Push for Special Session to Deal with Corruption in Illinois

State Representative Blaine Wilhour was joined this morning by his colleagues to request Governor Pritzker to call a Special Session of the General Assembly to specifically deal with the growing…


Friday, November 22, 2019
Join Rep. Wilhour in Celebrating National Adoption Day this Saturday, Nov. 23rd

Saturday, November 23, 2019 marks the 20th year of National Adoption Day. To date, the dreams of 75,000 children in foster care have come true as part of National Adoption…