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At a campaign stop in Carbondale Monday, Illinois 58th District Senate Candidate Sheila Simon talked to a group of mostly SIU students on the importance of voting in the Presidential Election. 

Illinois 58th district state senate candidate Sheila Simon was one of three democratic candidates to attend a Coffee and Candidates session Wednesday morning at Carbondale City Hall.

When the new legislative session begins in January, someone new will represent the 58th Senate District in Illinois. Each candidate for the office thinks they have what it takes to bring change to Springfield.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday ripped a Democratic plan to fund schools in the new fiscal year that begins Friday, repeating criticism that it amounts to a ``bailout'' of Chicago Public Schools.

Democrats argue their plan treats Chicago schools the same as every other Illinois district.

Former Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says she wants to go back to Springfield - but this time as a State Senator.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller sits down with Illinois State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon (D-Carbondale) to talk about Senate Bill 16.

Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charity than 2012.

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka continues her state-wide re-election push this week.
The Republican kicked off her campaign tour Sunday in Chicago, and has more stops planned around the state.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has officially announced that she's running for Illinois comptroller, ending five months of uncertainty about which statewide office she'll seek in 2014.      

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has some advice for three Illinois freshmen in Congress: join the Defense Communities Caucus.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather information.

In a special Morning Conversation, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon discusses gains, losses and challenges that remain after the 2012 Spring Legislative Session.

The session was marked by Medicaid reforms, drastic budget cuts and the looming crisis surrounding the pension system. But along with that, there were advances made in education and other areas, which Simon says are important in moving the state forward academically.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Simon about what's happening, and what she expects in the future.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon about Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed FY 2013 budget.