Senate Week in Review: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017
Murphysboro, IL – State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) used the district work period between veto sessions to continue meeting with local leaders and learning about the 58th Senate District. “Spending the week back in the district gives me the opportunity to meet with people who are making a difference in southern Illinois,” Schimpf stated. “Salvation doesn’t come from Springfield, and I recognize that our region is an exceptional place to live due to the efforts of local leaders.”
During the past week, Senator Schimpf hosted a meeting at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta with local law enforcement officials and the state Director of “Fight Crime: Invest in Kids” group, which promotes prevention solutions to steer kids away from crime. Senator Schimpf also served as “Principal for A Day’ at Mount Vernon Township High School on Tuesday, Oct. 31. This allowed him to observe first-hand some of the new and innovative education programs at the high school, including a biomedical class. Schimpf also spoke with the business community of Union County at their Chamber of Commerce meeting in Anna. Last but not least, the Senate presented Eagle Scout Alex Nobbe with a certificate from the Illinois Senate recognizing his great achievement. Alex’s Eagle Scout project involved renovating and upgrading the landscaping at the Waterloo Sports Association Jaycee’s ball field.
Final week of Veto Session
State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final week of the fall veto session. Issues that could come up during the scheduled three-day session include new gun control measures, increased eavesdropping authority for law enforcement, debt transparency legislation, and mandatory sexual harassment training for lawmakers, staff, and lobbyists. “In the upcoming week, I will be very skeptical of new legislation that expands the scope of government or infringes upon our Second Amendment freedoms,” Schimpf stated.
Once Veto Session is wrapped up, lawmakers are not scheduled to be back at the Capitol until January to begin a five-month legislative session.
Creative? State Police Want your design for new logo
The Illinois State Police (ISP) is asking all creative artists to design a logo to celebrate the ISP’s 100th anniversary in 2022. Contestants can submit up to three designs with the top three logo design winners all receiving cash prizes. The contest is open to any active ISP employees, retirees, and community members. The 100th anniversary logo will be used in making commemorative stars, patches, car decals, letterhead, web design, advertising, and more. The logo design will be judged off of five criteria. Files can be uploaded or paintings/drawings can be mailed. For more information and to submit a logo, go here: www.isphf.org/logo-contest.