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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

Senator Sullivan has decided to discontinue his participation in the Legislative Tuition Waiver Program. The Legislative Tuition Waiver Program allows each member of the General Assembly to send residents of their districts to Illinois’ public universities. 

“The tuition waiver program has given an impressive group of young people the chance to go to college – a dream they might otherwise have been unable to afford,” Sullivan said. “However, given that attempts to reform the program have been unsuccessful, and state universities are struggling financially with Illinois students facing the threat of further tuition hikes, it is no longer appropriate to ask colleges to absorb the costs of an unfunded tuition waiver program,” said Sullivan.

Click "Read More" to read the entire news release.


Senator Sullivan recently toured the Wis-Pak production facility in Quincy, IL where Pepsi Co. products are bottled. The facility employs over 100 people across 3 shifts and also turns to other local companies as its suppliers. For example, fructose corn syrup is supplied by ADM in Decatur. See photos of Senator Sullivan's visit below:


Senator Sullivan was recently invited to visit Unity High School in Mendon, IL to learn about its exciting "1:1 Initiative." This program, currently in a pilot phase, equips each student with a laptop computer that comes pre-loaded with all the student's text books and school materials. The program is part of an effort to use technology to adapt teaching methods to the ways children are learning to better engage children. See photos of the visit below:

Senator Sullivan voted to partially restore funds for seven State facilities, thereby preventing their closure, without increasing overall State spending. The Governor threatened to close these facilities and lay-off over 2,000 employees if the General Assembly did not address the issue. This legislation, SB 2412, which funds the facilities without increasing overall state spending, passed on the final day of the fall veto session. Click "Read More" to read the news release.



Today, Senator Sullivan passed legislation through the Senate to temporarily restore funding for Regional Offices of Education. Current law spells out many of the ROEs’ duties, but this summer, Governor Pat Quinn used an amendatory veto to zero-out their funding without first changing those mandated responsibilities. As a result, Regional Superintendents have worked without pay for five months. This temporary solution solves that, but Sullivan says there is still work to be done. Read the release by clicking "Read More."




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Contact Info

Springfield Office:

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

Quincy Office:

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

Macomb Office:

1601 W. Jackson St., Suite 105
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 833-5526