Friday, April 30, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Speaks to Altamont Students: “How Gov’t Should Operate”

“Thank you to Ms. Mildred Cowger and Ms. Kacy Perry for the opportunity to speak to the 4th Grade students today at Altamont Grade School,” commented Rep. Blaine. “We covered…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
IL Driver’s License & ID Cards Extended to Aug. 1, 2021: “REAL ID” Deadline Extended 19 Months to 2023

State Representatives Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is working with the Illinois Secretary of State to inform Illinoisans about the extension by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the…

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Co-Sponsors Reform Legislation to Put 10-Year Term Limits on Illinois Legislative Leaders

Under legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) legislative leaders in the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate would be subject to term limits of ten years….

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Co-Hosts Online Town Hall to Discuss ‘Reimagine Illinois’ Plan

Platform to Fight Corruption, Restore Sound Budgeting, Grow Jobs, & Ensure Public Safety On Wednesday, Illinois State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) and some of his southern Illinois colleagues in…

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Rep. Wilhour An Architect for ‘Reimagine Illinois’ Plan: House Republicans Launch ‘Reform’ Policy Platform

The Illinois House Republican caucus today launched a new comprehensive platform called Reimagine Illinois. The plan outlines House Republicans’ priorities for the 102nd General Assembly and asks Illinoisans to ‘Reimagine’…

Friday, March 12, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Promotes “Reaching Rural Veterans” Program March 17th in Effingham County

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) will be participating in the “Reaching Rural Veterans Event” on Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. The program is open to…

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
FRAUDT ALERT: Fake IDES Reps Use “Phishing” Attacks to Steal from Illinois Victims

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) was made aware of new phishing attacks targeting Illinoisans. Bad actors posing as IDES representatives are sending emails to victims, designed to trick…

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Helps Victims of Identity Theft of PUA Overpayment Waivers at IDES

Overpayment Waiver Request Announcement – IDES ( The federal Continued Assistance Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides states the ability to waive recovery of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance…

Monday, March 1, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Promotes College Scholarships for Local Students: 2-Yr; 4-Yr & Vocational Programs

Rep. Blaine Wilhour is reminding students who are graduating high school this year to be aware of the many types of scholarships available in the community including the five $1,000…

Friday, February 26, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Celebrates National FFA Week in Effingham County

Teutopolis Junior High School hosted the FFA Event on Feb. 26, 2021 as part of the National FFA Week program. FFA is a national organization that promotes agriculture education and…