• Senate Week in Review: September 22 - September 26, 2014

    Springfield—The last day for those seeking licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis to submit their application materials and fees was early this week, said State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), while in other news Illinois continues to rank at the bottom of the nation when it comes to the state’s business practices. read more...
  • Fall harvest season brings safety concerns

    As the fall harvest season begins, we all must remember that safety is a key factor in the success of farming. Illinois has seen an increase in the number of deaths related to farm work in the past two years. read more...
  • Luechtefeld: Southern Illinois coal industry, jobs at risk

    Springfield, IL. – Southern Illinois jobs and the region’s economy would be drastically threatened under proposed new federal EPA rules that would essentially shut down coal-fired power plants, close up coal mines and eliminate thousands of good-paying coal and related jobs, according to State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville). read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: September 15 - 19, 2014

    The Governor’s bungled “anti-violence” program continues to draw scrutiny, said State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), as media reports revealed this week that a federal grand jury in Chicago has issued a subpoena requesting records relating to Pat Quinn’s $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI). read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: September 8 - 12, 2014

    Illinois has received some encouraging economic news lately, with recent drops in the state’s historically high unemployment rate and other signs that an improving national economy may finally be boosting the state’s outlook. read more...

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State Capitol Office

103B State House
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Phone: 217-782-8137

Fax: 217-782-4079


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Okawville, Illinois 62271

Phone: 618-243-9014

Fax: 618-243-5376


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Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-529-3866
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