Senator John Sullivan

Senate Bill 16
2:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Sullivan and Hammond Support Education Funding Reform

Representative Norine Hammond and Senator John Sullivan speak to McDonough County's Interagency Council.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Reforming public education funding in Illinois is on the minds of many as students return to school and districts face restrictive budgets. 

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Several Projects Underway
9:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Construction Crews Busy in Downtown Macomb

The Lamoine Hotel
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.

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Funding Level for Major Programs
7:27 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

A Hold Steady State Budget for Western Illinois

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) feel the region won’t be helped or hurt by the state spending plan that begins July 1, 2014.

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Budget Address
6:40 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike

Governor Pat Quinn

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) said he will call a vote this spring on making the state's temporary income tax increase permanent.

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State of the State
6:16 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Quinn: Illinois Making a Comeback

Governor Pat Quinn during a stop in Macomb in April 2011
Credit Rich Egger

Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is promoting a progressive agenda for this year.

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Backs Senate Version over House Plan
3:50 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Sen. Sullivan on Pension Reform Bills

State Senator John Sullivan
Credit Rich Egger

A state lawmaker from Western Illinois says the Senate version of pension reform can make it through both chambers of the general assembly.

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Sen. John Sullivan Backs Work
2:37 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Expansion Planned for Rushville Detention Center

Credit Rich Egger

A facility that houses violent sexual offenders will soon undergo a multi-million dollar expansion.

The Rushville Treatment and Detention facility houses residents classified as sexually violent persons after they finish prison sentences.

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They See a Way Forward
4:20 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Respond to Gun Law Ruling

Rushville State Senator John Sullivan
Credit Rich Egger

A federal appeals court is giving the Illinois Legislature 180 days to create a concealed carry law. It cited the Second Amendment in striking down the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons in public.

One western Illinois lawmaker believes the legislature can meet a court-ordered deadline to create a concealed carry law.

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Illinois Candidate Profile
11:58 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Democrat John Sullivan - 47th District State Senate

John Sullivan
Rich Egger

The incumbent for an Illinois Senate seat in western Illinois is John Sullivan (D-Rushville). He is completing his third term in the Senate.

Sullivan said progress has been made during his time in the Legislature but there is more to do, which is why he is running for a fourth term.

Sullivan said NTN Bower in Macomb and Farmland Foods in Monmouth have expanded while he's been in office and Pella brought a new plant to Macomb. He said the state offers job creation incentives and he's worked to make sure some of that money has come to his district.

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