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The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning was from the Metro East.

The Belleville News Democrat reports two days ago, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville posted an angry tweet about President Donald Trump on Facebook. He also worked on Bernie Sanders presidential campaign last year.

Governor Bruce Rauner is less than thrilled with the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the American Healthcare Act.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville).

You can watch the entire special WSIU InFocus from WSIU TV here.

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Governor Bruce Rauner says Illinois wouldn't do very well under congressional Republicans' new health care proposal.

Some conservative groups have also criticized the House GOP's new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) about his party's nomination for President, as well as other issues.

As he seeks to move on to Congress ... State Senator Kyle McCarter says his opponent has ducked debates and forums that could help voters make their minds ahead of next week's primary.

McCarter is challenging longtime Congressman John Shimkus of Collinsville for the GOP nomination.

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Governor Bruce Rauner says 15th District Congressman John Shimkus can play a role in promoting his "Turnaround Agenda" in Washington.

The governor campaigned with Shimkus in a six-city tour of the 15th Congressional District that began in Mahomet Monday morning.

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Reaction to President Obama's final State of the Union Address from southern Illinois' representatives in Congress fell mainly along party lines.

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A southern Illinois congressman is standing up for the coal industry.

Representative John Shimkus talked about the human toll of what he calls the Obama administration's war on coal as the U.S. House debated energy legislation this week.

A southern Illinois congressman says he's in favor of putting troops on the ground in Syria to stop ISIS from terrorizing the world any further.

Fundraising records show southern Illinois' two incumbent members of Congress have a substantial amount of money to spend for next year's elections.

Shimkus Faces Primary Challenge

Oct 8, 2015

Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter says Congressman John Shimkus has spent too much time in office appealing to special interests - and that’s why he’s challenging the incumbent in the 15th district’s March primary.

The House Republican Conference is scheduled to select its candidate for speaker Thursday to replace John Boehner, who’s leaving Congress at the end of the month. The rifts in the Republican Party that led to Boehner's departure are reflected in the thinking of House Republicans from Missouri and Illinois.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold the Iran nuclear deal, but Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is aiming for a higher goal.

Shimkus to Visit VA

Jun 30, 2014

Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus will visit the Marion VA Hospital Monday afternoon.

The U-S Senate's number two Democrat says he hopes the battle to end the partial government shutdown and avert a default paves the way for more bipartisanship.

Southern Illinois Congressman John Shimkus says the crisis in Syria is an international issue - not something the U.S. should take the lead on.

Republican Congressman John Shimkus will make stops in four locations Monday to endorse Jason Plummer in the 12th congressional district primary election next month.

Monday morning, Plummer (pictured) will be with Shimkus for stops in Alton and Belleville. Then that afternoon, the duo will stop at the Muni West Building in Mt. Vernon at 1 p.m. and finally the Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion at 2:45 p.m.

Plummer used his family's lumber fortune in an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor in 2010.