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America's veterans will now receive the same annual cost-of-living adjustment as Social Security Recipients.

President Trump Friday signed the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act into law.

Another southern Illinois lawmaker says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, State Representative Dave Severin announced he and his wife started feeling sick on October 10, and have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost updated his constituents Monday on his status after reporting last week he had tested positive for COVID-19.

In a video posted to his Facebook page, the 12th District Representative from Murphysboro said he is doing pretty well and following federal and local health guidelines.

Republican Representative Mike Bost of Murphysboro says he was tested after experiencing a mild cough and loss of taste and smell. 


Five Southern Illinois health centers will receive funding to expand COVID-19 testing.

U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced the Department of Transportation has awarded over $8 million in grants to two Southern Illinois Airports. 

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is hosting a telephone town hall meeting with small business owners in Randolph County.


A southern Illinois congressman who was in the Illinois General Assembly at the time of Rod Blagojevich's sentencing says he disagrees with President Trump's decision to commute the former governor's sentence.

Impeachment Rally Urges Bost to Vote "Yes"

Dec 18, 2019
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Protesters gathered outside U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's Carbondale office Tuesday, hoping to persuade him to vote 'yes' on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

A southern Illinois Congressman says articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are a political stunt - and he won't support them.

Federal funding is headed to Cairo to to help deal with the opioid crisis.

A 212-thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine program will go to Community Health and Emergency Services, Incorporated in Cairo.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says the current impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is a political move - and not the same as the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Congressional Candidate Wants Answers From Mike Bost

Sep 24, 2019
Ray Lenzi
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Illinois 12th Congressional district Democratic candidate Ray Lenzi held a press conference Monday at Carbondale City Hall confronting Congressman Mike Bost over the Ukrainian whistle blower complaint and the current administration.


A second democrat has jumped into the race to oust republican Mike Bost as the U.S. Representative from the 12th congressional district.

Former SIU administrator Ray Lenzi officially launched his campaign on Thursday evening in front of around 30 supporters at Carbondale City Hall.


Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost took to the U.S. House floor Tuesday to continue his fight for federal funding to repair the Len Small Levee in Alexander County.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost has introduced legislation to establish national park status for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.


Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost will introduce a resolution in Congress later this week recognizing the historic, cultural, and political significance of the 13-star "Betsy Ross Flag."

The flag, which according to legend was designed and presented to General George Washington by seamstress and flag maker Betsy Ross, was adopted by the Continental Congress as the nation's first flag in 1777.

Congressman Mike Bost's office

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost honored fallen firefighter Kody Vanfossan of Christopher in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

Illinois Capital Bill Faces Bumpy Road

May 6, 2019

1929 was a busy year.

The first car radio is made, sunglasses were invented, Switzerland invented the chainsaw, London installed the first public telephone booth, the first Academy Awards honoring film industry achievement were given out, and Popeye sailed into comic strips.

Locally, after two years of construction, the US 60/62 bridge opened over the Mississippi River connecting Illinois and Missouri.

Congressman Mike Bost's office

Murphysboro republican Congressman Mike Bost and Florida democrat Al Lawson introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to try to help America's agriculture industry.

Congressman Mike Bost's office

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says House democrats are going to propose a budget that does not include five billion dollars for border security.

The Murphysboro republican says he's been behind funding for border security from the start.

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Incumbent Republican Mike Bost defeated Democrat Brendan Kelly to win his third term in Congress.

“I just received a call from Brendan Kelly, he has conceded the race.”

Calm Crowds For President Trump's Visit To Murphysboro

Oct 29, 2018
President Trump
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

People who came out to see President Trump in Southern Illinois this weekend say it was a positive experience.

Supporters, Opponents Gather for Presidential Visit

Oct 27, 2018
Jacob Gordon

Thousands of people converged on the Southern Illinois Airport Saturday to see and hear from President Donald Trump, and some were hoping he'd hear them, too.

A professor at John A. Logan College is circulating a petition opposing the Illinois Education Association's endorsement of 12th District Congressman Mike Bost.

The two men challenging Incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Bost in Illinois' 12th District say Washington is not working for the district.

12th Congressional District Debate - 10/23/18

Oct 23, 2018
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Candidates hoping to represent Southern Illinois take center stage for the 12th Congressional District debate in the WSIU Television Studios in Carbondale, IL.

Todd Graham, SIU Debate Coach

The three candidates for Illinois' 12th Congressional District will debate Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm on WSIU.

Southern Illinois will be visited by President Donald Trump this Saturday for a rally.

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost confirmed the visit Sunday.

Southern Illinois will play host to President Donald Trump on Saturday.