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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


Eighth-grade students from Dallas City Elementary School visited State Senator John Sullivan at the Capitol on Tuesday.

sullivan-75x75SullivanawardThe Illinois Rural Health Association, whose mission is to improve access to health care for rural Illinoisans, has named State Senator John Sullivan as its Legislator of the Year.

Click here to watch the report from WGEM-TV.

sullivan-75x75MONMOUTH — State Senator John Sullivan spoke to a Monmouth College's American Politics course Sept. 27 and discussed how he became involved in politics at a young age, passing his first bill in the Senate and the unique challenges of Illinois government.

"What a diverse group of people there are in this state, especially when it comes to passing legislation," he said. "The legislators from Chicago don't always grasp our agriculture needs. I, in turn, don't always grasp their needs."

To read the full Monmouth College News article, click here.

concealed350SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police (ISP) have finalized training materials and guidelines for instructors and that as of Oct. 1, instructors can begin training individuals for concealed-carry licenses.

ISP has approved 757 instructors from across the state and released a list of existing training programs that will satisfy the 16-hour training requirement.

Applications for concealed-carry licenses will be available Jan. 5, 2014, but individuals must complete the required 16 hours beforehand.

To find a registered concealed carry license instructor, click here.

For a list of existing training programs, click here.

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) gave members of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation an update on Western Illinois University’s Performing Arts Center and the Macomb bypass construction project at the organization’s annual legislative luncheon.

To read the full McDonough County Voice article click here.


SPRINGFIELD — State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) helped answer questions from county and local officials about new insurance legislation at a conference Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Sullivan discussed changes to how local governments manage their group insurance plans.

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Contact Info

Springfield Office:

417C 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