031511br0486-rThank you for visiting my website.

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

The Spoon River overtopped its levee during last week’s flood; pumps from Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Department of Transportation have now cleared most of the water.People across west-central Illinois have been dealing with the effects of the recent flooding. While many of our communities have already started to clean up and return to normal, much of the region is still under water or are about to see more flooding.

I would like to take this opportunity to pass along some helpful information and resources.


UPDATE 11:11 a.m. 4-24-2013: For local disaster relief contact information please visit IEMA's website and click on the map of your county.


Below are links for up-to-date information on the ongoing flooding issues:


Many roads, highways and bridges across the region were severely damaged in the recent flooding. Portions of this Fulton County highway between Ipava and Smithfield near Bernadotte had layers of asphalt stripped off by the floodwaters.The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is one of the best resources for weather and flood updates. Click here for IEMA's site and contact information or call 217-782-0922

National Weather Service/NOAA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association provides up-to-date information on flooding and forecasting for future floods.

The American Red Cross
Below is the hotline for the Red Cross, they can provide additional emergency support and disaster relief resources.

  • 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767)


Likewise, please contact my office if you have additional concerns or issues.



John Sullivan
State Senator, 47th District

sullivan-75x75Click here to see coverage of efforts to protect Schulyer County's water supply.

Students from Blessing Rieman College of Nursing in Quincy came to the Capitol on Tuesday for American Nurses Association Illinois Lobby Day. State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) discussed legislation affecting medicine and nursing with the group of 87 seniors. (click photos to enlarge)





State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) speaks to members of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corp. during that group's visit Thursday to the Capitol.

sullivan0322SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate voted on Thursday to allow the Department of Human Services to temporarily relocate residents of Rushville's Treatment and Detention Facility while it undergoes construction.

Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville), allows residents of the Rushville facility to be temporarily housed in the state's maximum-security mental health center in Chester. Rushville's Treatment and Detention Center is undergoing a $13 million expansion to alleviate overcrowding. The expansion will add room for an additional 96 residents.

"This is an important construction expansion project for central Illinois," Sullivan said. "During construction we must continue treating the residents, ensure the safety of the security, health care and maintenance staff, and protect the communities that house them."

The TDF in Rushville is the only facility in the state that can legally house Sexually Violent Persons, and legislation like SB 93 is the only way to authorize their temporary transfer.

A Sexually Violent Person is someone who has served a prison sentence for a violent sex crime, has a mental disorder and cannot be immediately released because they are likely to commit future acts of sexual violence.

The Senate approved SB93 without opposition. It now goes to the House for approval.

sullivan4H0321Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) met with the 4-H Youth Leadership Team and representatives of 4-H's Speaking for Illinois program during their visit to the Capitol on Thursday. These students represent the close to 200,000 student 4-H members in Illinois. They spoke to legislators about the importance of agricultural education and leadership development. (click photo to enlarge)

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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