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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Childcare Restoration Grants: $270M Available

Child Care Restoration Grants $270 million of the state’s Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (CURE) Fund is being directed to support the economic health of child care providers as our economy reopens…


Monday, July 20, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Calls for Emergency Session: FBI Probe Indicates Speaker Madigan Should Resign

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is calling for the legislature to be called into emergency session to take up the many pieces of legislation on ethics reform that he…


Thursday, July 9, 2020
The “Road That Built the Nation” Runs through Vandalia & South Central Illinois

The Historic National Road…also known as the “Road That Built the Nation”, was created in 1806 by legislation signed by President Thomas Jefferson. Sometimes called “The Cumberland Road” and “The…


Thursday, July 2, 2020
Workers’ Compensation Seminar for Employers Set for August 18th in Springfield

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will be hosting a three-hour seminar at the state Chamber offices in Springfield (215 E. Adams Street). Michael Bantz of Inman…


Friday, June 26, 2020
$7.8 Million in ‘Broadband Access’ Grants Awarded Will Help Homes, Farms & Businesses

Over 2,000 Homes, Businesses, Farms Get Tech Help State Rep. Blaine Wilhour has been informed that three grants have been awarded in the 107th District to help expand internet capabilities…


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds of the Need for Blood Donors

Blood Drives Coordinated Through the American Red Cross Rep. Wilhour joins the effort to urged civic groups, churches and organizations that normally host blood drives to remember blood collection is…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Urges Local Businesses to Consider Applying for BIG (Business Interruption Grants) Program

$40 Million Available to Restaurants, Salons, & Gyms State Rep. Blaine Wilhour is urging local businesses to consider applying for grant monies through a new program beginning today, June 22,…


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Families to Enjoy Outdoors This Father’s Day Weekend; Free Fishing in IL

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour is encouraging people to take advantage of the annual Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration that is slated for June 19 – 22, coinciding with Father’s Day…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Nominations Sought for Senior Hall of Fame Awards: Dept. on Aging Extends Deadline to August 31

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour is encouraging people in the community to nominate deserving senior citizens in the community for the 2020 Senior Hall of Fame Awards coordinated by the Illinois…


Thursday, June 11, 2020
Farmers Receive Extension for Dicamba Application

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour co-signed a letter to the governor this week to request an extension by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) on the use of dicamba application. Dicamba…