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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
State Rep. Paul Jacobs: Governor Signs Legislation Circumventing Heath Care Right of Conscience for Illinoisans

Carbondale, IL – Working families in Illinois were dealt another blow today as Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation into law to pave the way for his vaccine mandates to potentially…


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Rep. Paul Jacobs Says Illinois Democrats Leaning Further Left on Abortion and Personal Health Care Decisions

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Paul Jacobs is updating constituents on proposed changes to Illinois’ Health Care Right of Conscience Act and Parental Notification of Abortion signals Illinois Democrats are doubling…


Monday, October 25, 2021
The Jacobs Journal – October 25, 2021 – Veto Session Preview

Dear Friend, Lawmakers will make the trip back to Springfield this week for the second week of the 2021 Veto Session. Topics that may come up for a vote include…


Friday, October 15, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Legislators Say New Congressional Maps Focus on Protecting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Thin Majority

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Federal Congressional districts in the State of Illinois would look a lot different for the next ten years if the most recent draft of new maps stays in…


Friday, October 15, 2021
The Jacobs Journal – Veto Session Preview – October 15, 2021

The Illinois House and Senate will return to Springfield starting Tuesday next week for the first of two weeks of the 2021 Veto Session of the 102nd General Assembly. There…


Friday, September 24, 2021
Jacobs – Pritzker Breaks Promise for 2nd Time on Gerrymandered Maps

POMONA – A late Friday afternoon news dump revealed Governor JB Pritzker has signed a second version of new legislative maps that have been on his desk since early September….


Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The Jacobs Journal – September 15, 2021

Dear Friend, The last couple weeks have been busy in the State of Illinois, as the General Assembly has returned for two Special Sessions in the last 15 days. This…


Monday, September 13, 2021
Reminder – Southern Illinois Legislators Postpone Upcoming Senior Fairs

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Senator Dale Fowler and State Senator Terri Bryant, and State Representatives Dave Severin, Patrick Windhorst, and Paul Jacobs released the following joint statement on Thursday regarding the…


Monday, September 6, 2021
The Jacobs Journal – Labor Day 2021

Dear Friend, On this first Monday of September 2021, I want to take a moment to wish the hard working men and women of America a HAPPY Labor Day! I…


Thursday, September 2, 2021
Southern Illinois Legislators Postpone Carbondale and Marion Senior Fairs

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Senator Dale Fowler and State Senator Terri Bryant, and State Representatives Dave Severin, Patrick Windhorst, and Paul Jacobs released the following joint statement on Thursday regarding…