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Congressman Davis Ready for Tax Cuts

Oct 20, 2017

A central Illinois congressman is ready to vote for tax cuts.

An Illinois congressman says he plans to introduce legislation to name a post office after a U.S. Navy SEAL from Illinois who was killed in Yemen.

A federal judge says Aaron Schock isn't entitled to detailed evidence prosecutors gathered from a confidential informant on the then-congressman's staff as he prepares for trial. 

Former Congressman Aaron Schock's executive assistant testified before a federal grand jury Wednesday. Sarah Rogers was in Springfield's federal building for a total of five hours.  But her attorney says she did not testify the entire time.  Prosecutors began reviewing Schock's travel expenses and spending after he resigned amid reports questioning his campaign and political finances.   An affidavit says Rogers handled travel and expense reimbursements for Schock. 

Associated Press

  At least four staffers who worked for former Congressman Aaron Schock were subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

Congressman Rodney Davis on immigration, Hagel

Nov 24, 2014

13th District Congressman Rodney Davis says the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is an example of President Obama's weakness on foreign policy. Davis, a Republican, says Hagel's departure leaves Congress with little direction in military action against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement spoke at Bradley University today. Congressman John Lewis was also a close friend of Martin Luther King Junior.  He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice.  But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:

Congressman Davis defends vote to reopen government

Oct 17, 2013

13th District Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t believe he abandoned his principles by voting to reopen the government.  The Taylorville Republican says he didn’t get all the victories he wanted out of the measure approved late Wednesday. But he says there were some, including a change in the Affordable Care Act that requires verification of income. 

Some Illinois Congressmen are having mixed reactions to President Barack Obama’s speech about Syria.

Community celebrates Bob Michel's 90th birthday

Apr 26, 2013

Federal, state and community leaders gathered in Peoria Friday to celebrate Bob Michel’s 90th birthday.  The former Congressman served for nearly 40 years in the House until 1995.  Michel says he’s honored to be recognized for his service.