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Friday, September 28th, 2018
Rep. Severin Visits Christopher Elementary ‘Trucker Buddy’ Program to Promote Safety

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) today visited Christopher Elementary School to help promote safety on the roads to the 2nd Grade students. Through their “Trucker Buddy” event, the students learned…

Monday, September 10th, 2018
AMEREN ILLINOIS BILL ASSISTANCE EVENT NEXT WEEK IN WEST FRANKFORT

Ameren Illinois is partnering with the Crosswalk Community Action Agency in West Frankfort to host a bill payment assistance event this week. It will be held on Wednesday, September 12th…

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Rep. Severin Applauds Decision to Help Farmers with “Harvest Emergency”

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) supports Governor Bruce Rauner’s proclamation to declare a ‘harvest emergency’ to help farmers dealing with rain-related delays get commodities harvested. The decision is meant to…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Rep. Severin Fights for $500,000 Grant for Opioid Disorders Pilot Program

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced that Centerstone of Illinois has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. The…

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Rep. Severin Tours Marion High School for National Health Center Week

Watch the full report by clicking here. The Marion Wellness School Health Center welcomed Representative Dave Severin for a tour in honor of National Health Center week as reported by…

Monday, August 13th, 2018
Thank you to Our Local Marion Restaurant Owner Who Was Crucial in the Resent Thailand Cave Rescue!

Thank you to Mr. Thanet Natisri, a local Marion restaurant owner, who recently helped save the twelve young soccer players and their coach who were trapped in a remote cave…

Monday, August 13th, 2018
“Abraham Lincoln” at FREE Science Series at Rend Lake Visitor Center in Benton

All programs are free and appropriate for visitors of all ages. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, programs will be held at…

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
School Grants for Field Trips Offered by Target Stores: Deadline to apply is Oct. 1st

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target began providing field trip grants in 2007 for accredited K-12 public, private…

Monday, August 6th, 2018
Benton American Legion Raises $3,000 for ALS Research

WSIL-TV reported that the Benton American Legion hosted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday. Instead of a bucket, though, those who donated 50 dollars were soaked by a tractor…

Monday, July 30th, 2018
Summer Reading Club Deadline Aug. 1st

State Representative Dave Severin’s Summer Reading Club for K-4th Grade is coming to an end for this year. August 1st is the deadline to get your forms returned to the…