• Senate Week in Review: November 17 - 21

    Okawville, Ill. - The first week of the fall 2014 veto session ended with lawmakers on the Senate Executive Committee advancing legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $11 over the next three years, said State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville). read more...
  • 2014 Veto Session Preview

    Despite previous speculation, it is unlikely an extension of the tax increase will be on the agenda. However, a minimum wage hike could be considered by the General Assembly, and the House of Representatives has planned a November 18 “subject-matter-only” hearing on a controversial education funding reform measure, Senate Bill 16. read more...
  • Halloween Resources and Safety Tips to Remember

    Halloween fun is just around the corner. While children gear up with costumes and parties it is important to practice safe trick-or-treating in order for everyone to have a fun and safe holiday. read more...
  • Amazon, Cronus and Coyote Logistics announce plans to establish facilities in Illinois

    Illinois received positive economic news this week, as Amazon Inc., Cronus Chemicals and Coyote Logistics announced plans to either establish future facilities in Illinois or, in the case of Coyote Logistics, expand its already existing location. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: October 20 – October 24, 2014

    A federal judge sided with a longtime anti-patronage crusader, ruling that hiring practices at the state’s Department of Transportation have been so corrupted by political influence under Governor Pat Quinn and his predecessor that a federal monitor is now needed, State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) said. read more...

District Information

State Capitol Office

103B State House
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Phone: 217-782-8137

Fax: 217-782-4079


700 North Front Street
Okawville, Illinois 62271

Phone: 618-243-9014

Fax: 618-243-5376


300 E. Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-529-3866
Fax:  618-529-2788