Welcome

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.

Sincerely,
SullivanSig
State Senator John Sullivan
47th Legislative District

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)

sullivanurse2

 

sullivanurse1

sullivan0411

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)

sullivanIC0321SPRINGFIELD – Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) welcomed the Illini Central High School boys basketball team to the Capitol on Thursday. He congratulated the players and coaches on their 55-44 championship win over Madison High School on March 9.

The Senate joined him in honoring the team's first Class 1A state championship during session Thursday. This is Illini Central's first state title in any sport or activity.

Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) welcomed student members of Future Farmers of America to the Senate chamber during the group's lobby day on March 14. While visiting Springfield, the students delivered boxed lunches to legislators and showcased examples of their work. (click photos to enlarge)

Astoria High School

Astoria High School

Liberty High School

Liberty High School

Rushville-Industry High School

Rushville-Industry High School

Southeastern High School, Augusta

Southeastern High School, Augusta

Warsaw High School

warsaw

 

More Articles...

Page 10 of 35

10

eNewsletter

eNewsletter Signup
  1. First Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  2. Last Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  3. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.

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