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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Continues to Urge Constituents to Get Involved with Their State Government Through On-line Access

Remote “social distancing” guidelines are the current process we are having to use under the new House of Representatives Rules. I’m hoping that the silver lining in this current situation…


Friday, February 19, 2021
Help Save the Lincoln Statues: Sign the Petition Today!

A city of Chicago commission has identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments (Monuments – Chicago Monuments Project) that they will decide should come down as part of…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Governor’s Budget Fails to Address Critical Problems in Illinois

The Governor’s budget proposal fails working families in Illinois while protecting the political class and creates false choices, according to State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City). “The Governor likes to…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Opposed House Rules Proposal: “New Speaker Welch Rules” Same as “Old Madigan Rules”

Once again, along partisan lines, the Illinois House adopted its operational rules for the 102nd General Assembly. State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) once again opposed Democrat Party rules that…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Continues Fight for Transparency in Government Actions and Process: Real Reform Begins with House Rules!

“We need to move away from the ways of the past to give Illinoisans the honest, transparent state government they deserve. The process has to change and it starts with…


Monday, February 8, 2021
Fraud Victims Not Responsible for Unemployment Taxes

Rep. Blaine Wilhour would like people to know that anyone who receives a 1099-G form to pay taxes on on unemployment benefits that they did not apply for or receive…


Monday, February 8, 2021
3 Webinars this Week for Small Businesses Interested in Applying for PPP Grants

Paycheck Protection Program – Use SBA Loans to cover payroll In addition to the expanded technical assistance from the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), community navigators, and Office of Minority…


Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Proposes Bill to Fund Students Directly When Local Schools Refuse In-person Learning

Effingham, IL – Many school districts across the state are not providing in-person learning for students forcing parents to seek education alternatives which incur costs, State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher…


Saturday, January 9, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Says Thank You to Those Who Serve this National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have…


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Statement on Newest Round of Indictments Against Speaker Madigan Allies

State Representative Blaine Wilhour had this to say about the latest indictments announced yesterday: “The U.S Attorney’s announcement of indictments against key Madigan allies including Mike McClain, Anne Pramaggiore, John…