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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
OctoChem, Inc. of Vandalia Recognized During Illinois Manufacturing Month; Tour Provided to Local Leaders

As part of Manufacturing Month during October in Illinois, a tour of local Vandalia company, OctoChem Inc., was provided to local elected officials and staff on Tuesday. The morning was…


Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Energy Bill Punctuates Decades of Failed Policies & Failed Leadership in Illinois

Guest Column: Effingham Daily News 10-3-2021 Leave it to Illinois to do the impossible. Only in Illinois could a group of virtue-signaling politicians pass a bill believing they are single-handedly…


Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Co-Hosts 9-11 Ceremony at Smithsonian Exhibit in Salem

State Representative Bliane Wilhour (107th District) was the co-host legislator with State Senator Jason Plummer on Saturday, September 11, 2021 to remember the victims and the first responders of the…


Friday, September 10, 2021
VIDEO: Rep. Wilhour Blasts “Green New Deal” Energy Legislation

Friday, September 3, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Recognizes Cole Tarkington for his Eagle Scout Accomplishment

State Representatives Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) recently presented a certificate from the Illinois House of Representatives to Cole Tarkington of Vandalia for earning his Eagle Scout designation. “To earn the…


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
UPDATED 9-7-21…In-Person Services Now Available at Some IDES Offices: Scheduled Appointments Required

UPDATED Beginning today, the following IDES offices open for in-person services in or close to our area include: Effingham | 2311 Hoffman Drive Springfield | 1300 South 9th Street The…


Tuesday, August 17, 2021
IDOT ‘Snowbird’ Positions Available for Winter

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is looking for qualified individuals to apply for seasonal positions to help with snow and ice removal across the state through its annual “snowbird”…


Monday, August 9, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Tours Local Facility: ‘Country Bob’s’ is an American Success Story

State Representatives Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) on Tuesday toured the Country Bob’s, Inc. sauce facility in Centralia. Most of the employees currently working at the facility are from the Salem…


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Blasts Gov. Pritzker for Latest Mask Mandate on School Children

State Representatives Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is very critical of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s latest executive order to mandate that all children must wear face coverings all day, every day…


Friday, July 23, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Everyone to Visit Farm “Heritage Days” in Greenville July 23-25

State Representative Blaine Wilhour is reminding everyone that this weekend is the Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum located in Greenville right off of Interstate 70. Agriculture is…