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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Commentary: Illinois Republicans, this could be our moment

On Nov. 3, voters in Illinois resoundingly rejected the state constitutional amendment that would have allowed a progressive income tax. This was despite the massive public relations effort from Gov….


Wednesday, November 18, 2020
$3.3 Million Small Equipment Grants Available: Deadline to Apply is January 29, 2021

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is encouraging local fire departments, fire protection districts and township fire departments to apply for the small equipment grants now available through the Office…


Monday, November 16, 2020
National Capitol Christmas Tree Travels Through Southern Illinois to DC

Track the Progress of the Christmas Tree here: https://www.capitoltreetracker.com/


Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Reminder of Veterans Day Nov. 11th: Thank You for Your Service!

If you are not able to attend a Veterans Day service near you this year, please join others from around the country online to commemorate Veterans Day 2020. National Veterans…


Monday, November 2, 2020
OPEN LETTER: Decisions about Schools Should be Made Locally

Governor J.B. Pritzker’s latest decision to prohibit high school basketball for boys and girls is a perfect example of his do-what-I-tell-you approach rather than a Liberty-first solution. It’s a mindset…


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Farmers/Ag Workers on Grain Bin Safety During This Harvest Season

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is helping to remind farmers and elevator operators about grain bin safety. To date this year there have been eleven incidents reported in Illinois…


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
$5 Million Available to Livestock Farmers: Oct. 31 Deadline for Meat, Poultry, & Swine Producers

State Representative Blaine Wilhour is advising local farmers about a grant program they should consider applying for if they think they qualify. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has announced…


Friday, September 25, 2020
Illinois Driver’s License & ID Card Renewals Extended to Feb. 1, 2021

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is working with the Secretary of State to let Illinois residents know about the extension to renew expired driver’s licenses and identification cards until…


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Drivers to Be Cautious During ‘Farm Safety Week’

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is joining with the Illinois Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureaus to remind motorists about being extra cautious during this harvest season. During Farm…


Monday, September 21, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Applicants for $114 Million in ‘BIG’ Grants for Childcare Programs

State Representative Blaine Wilhour is urging people to consider applying for grants to support childcare centers who have been impacted by the recent coronavirus shutdowns. An additional $114 million in…