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VIDEO: Rep. Wilhour Says Democrats’ Last-Minute Election Change is ‘Typical Games’
May 2nd, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Sets Traveling Office Hours for May in the 110th District
April 26th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Leads Late Night Challenge to $35 Million Extra Money for Migrant “Newcomers”
April 17th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour’s Senior Fair Set for April 23rd at Salem Community Activities Center
April 10th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour, IL Optometric Assn. Offer FREE Safety Sunglasses to the Public for April 8 Solar Eclipse
March 25th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Honors State Bowling Repeat Champs at State Capitol
March 7th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Announces Nearly $2.4 Million IDNR OSLAD Grants Awarded in 110th District
February 1st, 2024
Rep. Wilhour: Traveling Office Hours Scheduled for February
January 26th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour to Host Next Town Hall in Vandalia
January 10th, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Sets Traveling Office Hours in Carlyle, Centralia, Salem & Olney
January 8th, 2024
Traveling Office Hours Scheduled for January in Ramsey, Vandalia, and Mulberry Grove
January 2nd, 2024
Rep. Wilhour Sponsors Holiday Food Drive to Help Families in Need
December 8th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Talks with Students at Full Armor Christian Academy in Olney
November 30th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Hosts Ceremony for St. Elmo Native: Section of U.S. 40 Named “Lt. Bruce A. Williams Memorial Highway”
November 27th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour’s Traveling Office Hours Set for November in 110th District
October 19th, 2023
Wilhour Traveling Office Hours Set for Carlyle, Centralia, Salem & Olney
September 11th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Sets Traveling Office Hours for Mulberry Grove, Ramsey and Vandalia
August 18th, 2023
Wilhour Offers Back-to-School Safety Tips for Parents and Children
August 14th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour on IL Supreme Court “Gun Ban” Ruling
August 12th, 2023
Wilhour Honors Purple Heart WWII Veteran as He Turns 100 Years Old
August 7th, 2023
Wilhour Encourages Blood Donations to Help Save Lives
August 4th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour on Cashless Bail: “An Abject Failure…It Doesn’t Work”
July 20th, 2023
Wilhour Legislative Survey 2023: Opinions & Feedback Sought
June 8th, 2023
Wilhour & Niemerg Hosting Farmland Assessment Seminars June 22
June 6th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Welcomes Full Armor Christian Academy Students to State Capitol
May 24th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Passes Bill to Honor St. Elmo Veteran Along U.S. 40
May 24th, 2023
VIDEO: Rep. Wilhour Says Affordable & Reliable Energy Needed to Reignite a Strong Economy in Illinois
May 11th, 2023
Illinois House Republicans: Democrats Must Act on Ethics
May 10th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Highlights High School C.N.A. Programs During Nurses Week
May 10th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour and Rep. Niemerg Welcome Richland Co. Sheriff to Capitol for Fallen Officers Ceremony
May 4th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Says Justice Being Served with “ComEd Four” Guilty Verdicts
May 3rd, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Sets Traveling Office Hours for May
May 1st, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Discusses Education Reform at Town Hall
April 19th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour: REALTOR Grants Available to Marion County Tornado Victims
April 13th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Sets Additional “Traveling Office Hours” for April 19 and 26
April 12th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Sets “Traveling Office Hours” for April 12 in Ramsey, Vandalia, Mulberry Grove
April 4th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Sets “Traveling Office Hours” for March in Clinton, Marion and Richland Counties
March 2nd, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Meets with Clay County Farm Bureau and FFA Students
February 28th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Announces Next “Traveling Office Hours” for Bond and Fayette Counties
February 24th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour Announces New 110th District Office Address and Phone Number: Online Contact Remains the Same
January 11th, 2023
Rep. Wilhour & Rep. Niemerg on State Supt. of Education Retiring
November 18th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour Office to Remain Open During Road Repairs on Jefferson Avenue Beginning Sept. 13th
September 12th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour Returns Nearly $60,000 to the State: Total Savings to Date Tops $107,000
September 9th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour & Colleagues Host Experts to Educate Public on What is Driving High Energy Costs in Illinois
August 16th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour Welcomes Discovery Christian School Students to State Capitol
June 3rd, 2022
IL National Guard Provides Briefing on War in Ukraine for Rep. Wilhour & GOP Caucus
March 9th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour: Murderers of Peace Officers Should Face the Death Penalty in Illinois
January 27th, 2022
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Schools and Communities Nov. 4th is ‘G.I. Bill of Rights Day’ in Illinois
November 4th, 2021
OctoChem, Inc. of Vandalia Recognized During Illinois Manufacturing Month; Tour Provided to Local Leaders
October 13th, 2021
Energy Bill Punctuates Decades of Failed Policies & Failed Leadership in Illinois
October 5th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Recognizes Cole Tarkington for his Eagle Scout Accomplishment
September 3rd, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Tours Local Facility: ‘Country Bob’s’ is an American Success Story
August 9th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Blasts Gov. Pritzker for Latest Mask Mandate on School Children
August 4th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Families to Visit Museums: Free Admission with “Constituent Education Card”
July 21st, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Provides Legislative Update to Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
July 9th, 2021
Reps. Wilhour & Niemerg Call for End to $300/Week Extra Pay: Businesses Hurt by Fewer Job Applicants
June 9th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Calls Out Governor Pritzker on his Big Lie to Voters: “I will pledge to veto…”
June 4th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Refuses to Vote for Another Bad Budget Dropped Minutes before Midnight with Tax Increases; Pay Raises & Pork
June 1st, 2021
IL Driver’s License & ID Cards Extended to Aug. 1, 2021: “REAL ID” Deadline Extended 19 Months to 2023
April 28th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Co-Sponsors Reform Legislation to Put 10-Year Term Limits on Illinois Legislative Leaders
April 22nd, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Co-Hosts Online Town Hall to Discuss ‘Reimagine Illinois’ Plan
March 25th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour An Architect for ‘Reimagine Illinois’ Plan: House Republicans Launch ‘Reform’ Policy Platform
March 18th, 2021
Governor’s Budget Fails to Address Critical Problems in Illinois
February 17th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Opposed House Rules Proposal: “New Speaker Welch Rules” Same as “Old Madigan Rules”
February 10th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Proposes Bill to Fund Students Directly When Local Schools Refuse In-person Learning
January 26th, 2021
Rep. Wilhour Statement on Newest Round of Indictments Against Speaker Madigan Allies
November 19th, 2020
Commentary: Illinois Republicans, this could be our moment
November 19th, 2020
$3.3 Million Small Equipment Grants Available: Deadline to Apply is January 29, 2021
November 18th, 2020
OPEN LETTER: Decisions about Schools Should be Made Locally
November 2nd, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Farmers/Ag Workers on Grain Bin Safety During This Harvest Season
October 14th, 2020
$5 Million Available to Livestock Farmers: Oct. 31 Deadline for Meat, Poultry, & Swine Producers
October 6th, 2020
Illinois Driver’s License & ID Card Renewals Extended to Feb. 1, 2021
September 25th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Drivers to Be Cautious During ‘Farm Safety Week’
September 23rd, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Applicants for $114 Million in ‘BIG’ Grants for Childcare Programs
September 21st, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds All About I-CASH Program to Return Property to Rightful Owners
September 3rd, 2020
Rep. Wilhour: Cop Killers Should Not Be Released
August 7th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Calls for Emergency Session: FBI Probe Indicates Speaker Madigan Should Resign
July 20th, 2020
Workers’ Compensation Seminar for Employers Set for August 18th in Springfield
July 2nd, 2020
$7.8 Million in ‘Broadband Access’ Grants Awarded Will Help Homes, Farms & Businesses
June 26th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Urges Local Businesses to Consider Applying for BIG (Business Interruption Grants) Program
June 22nd, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Families to Enjoy Outdoors This Father’s Day Weekend; Free Fishing in IL
June 16th, 2020
Nominations Sought for Senior Hall of Fame Awards: Dept. on Aging Extends Deadline to August 31
June 12th, 2020
Farmers Receive Extension for Dicamba Application
June 11th, 2020
Effingham County Chamber Hosts Online Webinar with Rep. Wilhour on His Re-Opening Plan for Businesses
May 21st, 2020
Rep. Wilhour & House Colleagues Request More Attention on Additional Health Concerns
May 19th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour: Back to Business Plan for Illinois
May 6th, 2020
IL Dept. of Employment Security Releases New Instructions for Self-Employed Worker Benefits
May 6th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Speaks with Gov. Pritzker on a Plan to Reopen Church Buildings for Religious Services
May 1st, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Named to “Economic Recovery” Working Group in Illinois House
April 15th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour on the IDES Catastrophe: Not Acceptable When Thousands Need Help
April 13th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Asks Dept. of Corrections to Explain Inmate Releases
April 9th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Asks Public to Give Input to ‘Criminal Justice Authority’ for Best Policy on Grants
April 7th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Residents They Can Hunt & Fish During ‘Stay At Home’ Order on Their Private Property
April 1st, 2020
$20 Million for ‘Downstate Stabilization’ Grants for Small Businesses with Less than 50 Employees
March 26th, 2020
Helpful Hints to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
March 25th, 2020
State to Make Low-Interest Loans for Businesses: $250 Million Available as Soon as This Week
March 23rd, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Encourages Blood Donors
March 20th, 2020
Illinois Retail Merchants Association Announces “COVID-19 Grocery Store Hours” for Senior Citizens
March 19th, 2020
Utility Disconnects, Notices, and Late Fees Halted Temporarily until May 1 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
March 19th, 2020
Coronavirus Resource Link Established: One-Stop Online Link To Help Keep Residents Updated
March 19th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Urges Seniors and the most vulnerable to Stay Home to Curb Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 16th, 2020
UPDATE: 64 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois; No Deaths
March 14th, 2020
IDOT Internships Available for Engineering Students: April 3 Deadline for Summer 2020 Applications
March 13th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Talks with Altamont Students
March 13th, 2020
Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available to Seniors and Low Income Families
March 13th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Welcomes Ramsey Christian Church Pastor Larry Daniel to IL House for Opening Prayer
March 5th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Selected to Review Ethical Questions on Possible ‘Insider Deal’ of State Rep. Replacement
February 19th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Promotes Illinois CPA Scholarships: April 1 Deadline to Apply for 2020-21 Academic Year
February 10th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour & Supervisor of Assessments Mark Miller Offer FREE Seminar on Property Taxes
February 6th, 2020
Super Bowl LIV Players to Wear Helmets Made in Salem, IL
January 31st, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Families to Apply Jan. 15th for “Tax Credit Scholarships” for Private/Parochial Students
January 13th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Teachers of ‘Biodiversity’ Grants Deadline Jan. 31
January 8th, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Speaks at South Central Middle School: Students Learn About Constitution & State Legislature
December 23rd, 2019
Pension Fund Consolidation A Step In Right Direction
December 18th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Announces Conservation Scholarships: Application Deadline is March 1, 2020
December 5th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Statement on Rep. Arroyo Resignation
November 1st, 2019
Rep. Blaine Wilhour Files Formal Resolution Calling for a Special Investigating Committee into Rep. Luis Arroyo
October 31st, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Promotes Free Illinois Fire Service Institute Program for Veterans October 27th in Champaign
October 23rd, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Applauds President Trump’s Agreement to Help Farmers with Purchase of 15 Billion Gallons of Biofuels
October 10th, 2019
Rep. Blaine Wilhour appointed to House gun policy task force
September 26th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Urges Organizations to Apply for Census Funds to Ensure Accurate Count in 2020
September 4th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Helps Promote Lincoln Presidential Library Grants for Students to Learn About History
August 26th, 2019
2019 Property Tax Survey
August 21st, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Farmers of Emergency Help in Light of Declared State Agriculture Disaster
August 19th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Pleased with Senior Fair Providing Health Screenings, Resources & Services
August 19th, 2019
ALERT! Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
July 18th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Speaks to IL House: Raising Taxes is NOT the Answer!
May 16th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Partners with Dept. of Human Rights to Promote ‘Reporting Hotline’ in the 107th District
May 16th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Measure Creating School District Efficiency Commission Heads to State Senate
May 14th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Sponsors Legislation to Protect Taxpayers
May 8th, 2019
Gov. Pritzker’s Jobs Tax is Bad for Illinois!
May 7th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Residents About “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”
April 25th, 2019
Centralia Junior High to Receive IDNR Grant for Students to Visit Touch of Nature Center
April 17th, 2019
Railroad Safety Plan Targets $9.4 Million for 107th District: Road Repairs, Flashing Lights & Gates
April 16th, 2019
Legal Assistance Resources for the 107th District
April 15th, 2019
NO “Blank Check” for Gov. Pritzker’s Tax Scheme!
April 10th, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Passes Bill Out of House: Deputy Fire Chiefs Permitted to Use Emergency Lights
April 10th, 2019
Legislators Help Women Return to Education: April 30 Deadline to Apply for $2,500 Scholarships
April 8th, 2019
“Ag Day” at the State Capitol: FFA Students Help Promote Agriculture and Ag Education
March 26th, 2019
Today We Honor the Life and Service of Former State Representative Chuck Keller
March 21st, 2019
Rep. Wilhour Welcomes 5,000 Pro Life Advocates to State Capitol to Fight Extreme Abortion Bills
March 20th, 2019