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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Dr. Paul Jacobs Sworn-in as 115th District State Representative

SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, Dr. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) took the oath of office to serve as 115h district State Representative in the 102nd General Assembly. Rep. Jacobs begins his first term…


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Rep. Paul Jacobs and Fellow Southern Illinois House Republicans Sponsor Summer Reading Program for Elementary Students

POMONA – State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) is excited to announce the start of the 2021 “Once Upon a Time” Summer Reading Program for students in 1st through 4th grades….


Monday, May 31, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Legislators Oppose Partisan Election Reform Bill

SPRINGFIELD – Late in the evening on Memorial Day Monday, the Illinois House took up a surprise and controversial measure that greatly expands and reforms the Illinois elections code. Southern Illinois…


Saturday, May 29, 2021
Controversial K-12 Sexual Education Legislation Heads to Governor after Partisan Vote – Reps. Severin, Windhorst, and Jacobs Vote No

SPRINGFIELD – Southern Illinois Republican House members voted in opposition to a controversial bill they say will lead schools to teach age-inappropriate sexual education curriculum. State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton)…


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Rep. Jacobs Announces Dongola to receive $550,000 for Water System Upgrades

Pomona – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) has good news for the village of Dongola, as information was released this week by the Illinois Department of Commerce and…


Thursday, April 8, 2021
State Rep. Paul Jacobs Announces Road Grant Funding Coming to 115th District

POMONA – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) shared news this week that the Illinois Department of Transportation is awarding $7 million for 21 projects that upgrade roads to…


Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Rep. Paul Jacobs Releases Committee Assignments List

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Committees have been meeting online for a couple of weeks and State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) is releasing his Committee assignments for the 102nd Illinois General…


Sunday, March 7, 2021
Rep. Jacobs Reminds Constituents Anna Walmart Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) is encouraging constituents of Union County that are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine to contact Anna’s Walmart to set an appointment to get…


Monday, February 22, 2021
Jacobs Says Pritzker’s Signature on HB 3653 Makes Illinoisans Less Safe

POMONA – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) was not yet a member of the Illinois House when Democrats in the House and Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Madigan Resigns, Rep. Jacobs Reacts

SPRINGFIELD – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature. “Today is a historic day in the State of…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Jacobs: Pritzker’s Budget Address Filled with Sharp Partisan Language, Blame Shifting

SPRINGFIELD – 115th District State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and Budget Address.  “Governor Pritzker had a chance…