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Friday, May 24, 2024
Team Illinois Youth Police Camp

The Team Illinois Youth Police Camp is a week-long program that challenges young adults to better themselves through the philosophy of “Teamwork, Commitment and Pride.” Team Illinois Youth Police Camp…


Thursday, May 23, 2024
Senator Harriss & Representative Elik jointly pass bipartisan package of bills

Springfield, IL – State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) and State Representative Amy Elik (111th-Alton) are proud to announce the passage of several pieces of legislation with bipartisan support for…


Thursday, May 23, 2024
Budget Talks Stall as Democrats Could Miss Self-Imposed Deadline Again

It looks like Democrats may blow past their self-imposed budget deadline again this year. Republicans have once again been cut out of the process. We have to work together if…


Wednesday, May 22, 2024
House Memorial Day Ceremony

Today was our Memorial Day ceremony in the House where we honored the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives in service to our nation. This…


Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Congratulations to Officers Awarded Law Enforcement Medals of Honor

Congratulations to the thirteen Illinois police officers who were awarded the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor yesterday for their extraordinary acts of bravery and sacrifice. Thank you to these remarkable individuals for…


Monday, May 20, 2024
Back at the Capitol for Session

We are back in the Capitol today and scheduled to be in session through May 24 as we work on the state budget. House Republicans continue to fight for transparency,…


Friday, May 17, 2024
Lawsuit Filed Against Democrats’ Illinois Election Law Change

Earlier this month, Illinois Democrats rushed a bill through the General Assembly to change election rules mid-cycle. This bill was introduced, passed through both chambers, and signed into law in under…


Thursday, May 16, 2024
Illinois Republicans Urge Action on Bipartisan Bill to Protect Students (Video)

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Rep. Elik, Sen. Bryant Urge Senate To Act on House Bill 4241

Springfield, IL – At a press conference today in Springfield, Rep. Amy Elik (R-Alton) and Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) urged the Senate to act on House Bill 4241, which unanimously passed…


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Rep. Elik, Sen. Harriss Visit Lewis and Clark State Historic Site for Education Day

Last week the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford held their annual Education Day. Senator Erica Harriss and I visited and got to see hundreds of school kids having a…