Sheila Simon http://tspr.org en Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner http://tspr.org/post/simon-keynotes-democratic-womens-dinner <p>With her banjo in hand, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon arrived at the Kensington Ballroom in Galesburg to keynote the 17<sup>th</sup> annual Knox County Democratic Women’s Camelot Dinner April 12. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:17 +0000 Carla Sanders 51570 at http://tspr.org Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks http://tspr.org/post/il-politicians-react-presidents-remarks <p>President Obama make it a clear goal of his presidency to address issues facing the American middle class. Several Illinois politicians were on hand for the occasion, but not all Illinois lawmakers have come out in support of the President’s address. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:15:27 +0000 Scott Stuntz 37897 at http://tspr.org IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks Rural EMS Faces Challenges in Illinois http://tspr.org/post/rural-ems-faces-challenges-illinois <p>Even if lawmakers may not always realize the consequences for rural areas if Emergency Medical Services troubles aren’t addressed, operations fold, and rural residents have to rely on help from bigger cities, State Rep. Don Moffitt appreciates how everyday people get it.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:43:25 +0000 Bill Knight 29975 at http://tspr.org Rural EMS Faces Challenges in Illinois Making Higher Education Affordable to All http://tspr.org/post/making-higher-education-affordable-all <p>As state funding for colleges and universities declines in Illinois, the lieutenant governor said the schools need to find ways to remain accessible to a wide range of students.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The problem is multi-faceted. The state legislature has cut support for universities in recent years. Those schools then raise tuition. That means more students rely on financial aid, but the state has been cutting that too.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:28:14 +0000 Brian Mackey 29070 at http://tspr.org Making Higher Education Affordable to All Simon Won’t Run Again for Illinois Lt Gov http://tspr.org/post/simon-won-t-run-again-illinois-lt-gov <p>Sheila Simon said she doesn’t want to serve as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s lieutenant governor any more.</p><p>The Democrat said she will be seeking election to another public office, but during a news conference in Chicago she wouldn’t say which one.</p><p>“What I’m doing is really focused on how I can serve the people of the State of Illinois,” Simon said. &nbsp;“I’ve, I think, been an effective servant as lieutenant governor. I think I can be an even more effective public servant in other elective office.”</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:41:26 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 28852 at http://tspr.org Simon Won’t Run Again for Illinois Lt Gov