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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rep. Severin Reacts to Governor’s Extension of Stay-at-Home Order

BENTON – On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a 30-day extension of a disaster declaration beginning May 1 that includes a continuation of most stay-at-home orders. However, the governor also…


Monday, April 20, 2020
Severin Says – April 20, 2020

Dear Friend, Last week I was pleased to join my colleagues State Rep. Terri Bryant and State Rep. Patrick Windhorst for a “Virtual Town Hall” meeting. What an experience! I…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Southern Illinois Republicans Call for Reforms to Fix State Unemployment Filing System Failures

MARION – Three Southern Illinois Republican State Representatives are calling for Governor JB Pritzker to take immediate action to remedy issues plaguing the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Web…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Rep. Severin Asks DOC Officials to Explain Inmate Furloughs

MARION –  117th District State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) joined House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and House Republican members of the House Committees on Judiciary Criminal Law and Public Safety Appropriations…


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Southern IL Legislators Ask Governor to Stop Mental Health Patient Transfers

Dear Governor Pritzker and DHS Secretary Hou, MARION – Southern Illinois legislators submitted the following letter to Governor JB Pritzker and Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou on Wednesday, April 8 asking…


Sunday, April 5, 2020
Severin Says -April 5, 2020

Dear Friend, FIND THE LINK TO ALL THE LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION AND BREAKING NEWS HERE STATE OF ILLINOIS CORONAVIRUS WEB SITE This week, Gov. Pritzker extended his previous stay-at-home order…


Saturday, March 28, 2020
Severin Says – March 28, 2020

Dear Friend, Saturday afternoon will bring the one-week mark of a ‘stay-at-home’ order implemented by Governor Pritzker. As we move about to get the essential things we need like groceries…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Severin Says Small Businesses Can Start Applying this week for Financial Assistance through IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

MARION – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) is urging small business in Southern Illinois to get up to date on the latest information on applying for financial relief through the…


Saturday, March 21, 2020
Severin Says – March 21, 2020

Dear Friend, This week has been one of monumental firsts in the history of the State of Illinois and indeed the United States of America. The federal and state governments…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Severin Directs Constituents to Updated COVID-19 Web Sources and Hotline

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) is pointing constituents of the 117th district to new online resources and a COVID-19 hotline administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health…