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Saturday, June 15, 2024
World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an important day to recognize the estimated 1 to 2 million Americans over the age of 65 who are abused by someone they depend…


Friday, June 14, 2024
Rep. Caulkins and Sens. Bennett and Turner Host I-Cash Event in Bloomington 

DECATUR, IL… State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) and Senators Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) and Sally Turner (R-Beason) are hosting an I-Cash event with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office on June 20th…


Friday, June 14, 2024
Flag Day

Flag Day celebrates the official adoption of the United States flag on June 14th, 1777. Communities across the country will celebrate this important day by honoring the stars and stripes! …


Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Free Fishing Days

Illinois Free Fishing Days are almost here! The 2024 Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration will take place June 14 – 17, coinciding with Father’s Day weekend. During this four-day celebration…


Monday, June 10, 2024
House Democrats Break Their Own Rules for Tax Hikes

The Democratic supermajority broke their own House Rules during the final hours of session when they allowed lawmakers to vote three times on one piece of legislation to raise taxes….


Thursday, June 6, 2024
Remembering D-Day

On June 6th, 1944, Allied troops commanded the largest seaborne invasion in history on the beach of Normandy, France. D-Day is a time to remember the sacrifices made by those…


Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Governor Signs Largest Budget in Illinois History

The Governor signed Democrats’ $53.1 billion budget this morning, the largest spending plan in Illinois history. A reminder that this plan was passed in the middle of the night and…


Friday, May 31, 2024
Education

According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2023 report card for Illinois schools, only 35% of Illinois students read at grade level and just 27% are proficient in math….


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Rep. Caulkins’ Statement on the Budget for FY 25

SPRINGFIELD, IL… State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) issued the following statement following the passage of the budget for FY 25, which begins on July 1, 2024.  “I voted no on…


Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Legislative Update

We are back in Springfield today to take up the state budget and a number of other bills that still need to be heard in the House. We were set…