Sheila Simon

TSPR Local
10:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Simon Keynotes Democratic Women's dinner

Sheila Simon

With her banjo in hand, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon arrived at the Kensington Ballroom in Galesburg to keynote the 17th annual Knox County Democratic Women’s Camelot Dinner April 12.

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Lt. Gov. : Reaction Was Refreshing
2:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks

Lt. Governor Shelia Simon

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.

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Bill Knight – March 7
11:43 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Rural EMS Faces Challenges in Illinois

Bill Knight

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.

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Illinois Lt Gov Study
1:28 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Making Higher Education Affordable to All

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.

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.

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Sheila Takes a Bow
5:41 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Simon Won’t Run Again for Illinois Lt Gov

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon (right) during a stop at WIU late last year.
Credit Rich Egger

Sheila Simon said she doesn’t want to serve as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s lieutenant governor any more.

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.

“What I’m doing is really focused on how I can serve the people of the State of Illinois,” Simon said.  “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.”

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