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I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 47th District, representing much of western Illinois. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up to date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield. Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you.

It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

State Senator John Sullivan
47th Legislative District

seal.jpgBack in December of 1968, a Schuyler County native and an Illinois State Trooper was tragically killed in the line of duty when an oncoming vehicle struck him while he was assisting a stranded motorist. A veteran who served his country in central Europe in World War II, the memory of Trooper Farrar was mostly lost to history until Lt. Brad Lacey, Commander, District 20 of the Illinois State Police, rediscovered his story. Lt. Lacey brought Senator Sullivan the idea of naming Highway 103 in Schuyler County the Trooper Floyd J. Farrar Memorial Highway as a way to commemorate the life and service of this local war hero and outstanding law enforcement officer.

 “I can’t wait to see signs go up on Route 103 honoring Trooper Farrar for his life of service to this state and nation,” Sullivan said. “Trooper Farrar risked his life for his country and gave his life while helping others, and it’s my pleasure to help keep the memory of his contributions alive in western Illinois.”

Click below to read the news release.


Lori Harrison, Superintendent of Illini Central School District, and retired educator Jim Winkelman visited the Capitol last week and stopped by Senator Sullivan's office.


Senator Sullivan was recently honored with the Friend of Conservation award from the Northwest Central Land Use Council 2 for his continued dedication to conserving Illinois' natural resources. Representatives from the group presented Senator Sullivan with a plaque in his office in Springfield.


seal.jpgSenator Sullivan strongly opposes Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a statewide registry for handguns. Emanuel's proposal mirror's a plan already in place in Chicago that requires gun owners to register each gun for a fee and to renew that license every five years for an additional fee.



“I will continue to fight for the right of law-abiding citizens to own firearms—a right protected by the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” said Senator Sullivan. “And I will work diligently to stop Chicago Mayor Emanuel’s anti-gun legislation.”


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seal.jpgToday, Senator Sullivan kept a promise he made last fall to make sure a panel studying the role of Regional Offices of Education (ROEs) submits its findings in time to affect next year's budget. Senate Bill 2566, passed unanimously today by the Senate, will require this panel to make its report four months earlier--by April 1, instead of by August 1.

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Springfield Office:

417C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2479

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926 Broadway, #6
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-2295

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1601 W. Jackson St., Suite 105
Macomb, IL 61455
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