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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Severin Says – June 8, 2020

Dear Friend, This week’s edition of Severin Says takes a look at two big issues that made news last week. I have updates from the Illinois State Board of Education…


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Severin Says – January 11, 2020

Dear Friend, Earlier this week, some seriously shocking and disturbing emails surfaced revealing corruption and cover ups involving long-time House Speaker Mike Madigan’s number one trusted lobbyist and Springfield insider…


Friday, January 15, 2021
Rep. Dave Severin Sworn-in to a Third Term in Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD – Benton native and 117th District State Representative Dave Severin took the oath of office to serve another term in Springfield during Inaugural ceremonies on Wednesday, January 13, 2021….


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Severin Says Police and Crime Bill Makes Illinois More Dangerous Place to Live

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted no on a massive legislative package that he says will hamper law enforcement’s ability to do their job and make Illinois a more dangerous…


Thursday, December 31, 2020
Severin Says – Happy New Year 2021

Dear Friend, First I want to wish you a belated “Merry Christmas” and a wonderful, Happy New Year! For many of us, 2020 will remain a year we wish we…


Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Severin Says Housing Development Grants Will Help Local Communities Provide Affordable Housing

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) is joining with the Illinois Housing Development Authority to announce grant awards to local communities through IHDA’s “Strong Communities Program”. “I am pleased…


Friday, December 18, 2020
Severin Says – December 18, 2020

Dear Friend, On Wednesday, I traveled to Chicago to attend the first of what I hope are several hearings into the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. Committee…


Monday, December 14, 2020
Southern Illinois House Republicans React to Democrats Shutting Down Madigan Investigation

Southern Illinois – House Democrats shut down further proceedings of the House Special Investigating Committee formed to look into potential conduct unbecoming of a legislator by Mike Madigan on Monday. After…


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Southern Illinois House Republicans Demand Hearings into Madigan Wrongdoing

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Southern Illinois Republican House delegation, made up of State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton), and Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following joint…


Monday, November 16, 2020
Severin Says – November 16, 2020

Dear Friend, For the latest information on news and notes from Illinois State Government last week, please read the Illinois House Republican Week in Review for the week ending 11/7/20…


Thursday, October 29, 2020
Rep. Severin Announces 117th District Small Businesses Receive $350,000 in Second Round of DCEO Business Interruption Grants (BIG)

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement on Thursday in response to news released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. “I am pleased…


Thursday, October 1, 2020
Rep. Severin: IDOT Announces Major Projects, Big Investments Coming to I-57 in Southern Illinois

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) says long overdue highway funding is finally coming to Southern Illinois. Severin released information this week provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding  “This…