• 2014 Senate Year in Review

    Okawville, Ill. - More than 200 new laws go into effect Jan. 1, including increasing the speed limits on tollways, “cyber bullying,” drone usage, and “e-cigarettes,” according to State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville). read more...
  • Luechtefeld statement on passing of Comptroller Topinka

    Okawville, Ill. – State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) offered the following statement after learning about the passing of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on December 10. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: December 1 – 5

    Okawville, Ill. - Though Senate Republicans stressed that lawmakers shouldn’t move forward with major policy initiatives on partisan roll-calls during a fall “lame-duck” veto session... read more...
  • 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...

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