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December 2012

Congress Pushing College Students Over Fiscal Cliff
Huffington Post - December 31, 2013

Simon, 'Modern Family' star to launch gay marriage push
The Southern - December 31, 2012

Illinois Lt. Governor Weighs In On Guns

Illinois Radio Network - December 26, 2012

Ill. Lt. Gov. stresses importance of veterans homes, says funding threatened by pension crisis
Associated Press - December 21, 2012

Editorial: Time to tighten financial disclosure formsbr /> State Journal-Register - December 19, 2012

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon volunteers at food bank, urges holiday help for hungry
Associated Press - December 19, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon Highlights Volunteerism
Illinois Radio Network - December 18, 2012

Lieutenant governor delivers grade-school lessons via banjo
State Journal-Register- December 18, 2012

Family gets JDC remembrance of father
State Journal-Register - December 14, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon Pushes Madigan to Allow College Data Transparency Bill Vote
Illinois Observer - December 13, 2012

Mississippi River forecast a tad better
Southern Illinoisan - December 6, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon visits GSU
Southtown Star - December 6, 2012

Measure aims to help students compare colleges
Northwest Indiana Times - December 4, 2012

Illinois Senate approves illegal immigrant driver's license measure
Fox 55 TV - December 4, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon pushing bill that would help compare college costs
Bloomington Pantagraph - December 2, 2012

Editorial: Keep working to clean up state
News-Gazette - December 2, 2012

State seeks to improve rural EMS
Southern Illinoisan - December 2, 2012

Bernard Schoenburg: Lt. Gov. Simon to help round up votes for marriage equality
State Journal-Register - December 1, 2012


November 2012

 

 

Simon: Requiring more financial disclosure from politicians would help restore public trust
Associated Press - November 29, 2012

Illinois Considering Financial Disclosure Reform
WHBF TV - November 29, 2012

Simon backs driver’s license measure
Southern Illinoisan - November 29, 2012

Editorial: Move ahead on rural care recommendations
The Telegraph - November 22, 2012

Lt. Gov visits GSU, discusses challenges in higher education
Associated Press - November 22, 2012

Governor Sheila Simon Visits Governors State University
Shopper Online - November 21, 2012

Rural EMS Response May Improve
WGIL Radio Galesburg - November 21, 2012

Ill. task force looked at rural emergency medicine
Associated Press - November 20, 2012

Lt. Gov. outlines steps to keep college affordable

Associated Press - November 17, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon talks college affordability during NIU visit, shadows student Noemi Rodriguez
NIU Today - November 16, 2012

Simon Visits NIU To Discuss College Affordability
WNIJ Radio DeKalb - November 16, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon urges end to texting while driving
Associated Press - November 16, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon urges Harper students to not text while driving
Daily Herald - November 15, 2012

Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers
Tri State Public Radio - November 13,2012

Simon tours Women's Center
Southern Illinoisan - November 10, 2012

Marshall Browning kicks off Tree of Life fundraiser
Southern Illinoisan - November 9, 2012

Fishing seen as way to limit Asian carp invasion
Muscatine Journal - November 8, 2012

A senator's daughter recalls his love of Lovejoy
The Telegraph - November 6, 2012

Hospital Tree of Life Capital Campaign to Purchase Pulmonary Diagnostic Machine
DuQuoin Evening Call - November 5, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to talk banjo in Chicago
Southern Illinoisan - November 4, 2012

The Women’s Center turns 40
Southern Illinoisan - November 3, 2012


October 2012

Simon aims to lower college costs
Daily Egyptian - October 25, 2012

Illinois Lt. Gov. Pushes For Price Tags On College Degrees
KMOX Radio St. Louis - October 22, 2012

Simon stops at UI to stress college affordability 
News-Gazette - October 24, 2012

Simon advocates lowering college costs
Associated Press - October 24, 2012

Wireless Company Donates Phones, Cash To Fight Domestic Violence
illinois Radio Network - October 23, 2012

Simon tours SIUE, talks college costs
The Telegraph - October 20, 2012
Belleville News-Democrat - October 18, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon touts ways to promote college affordability
WJBS Radio - October 18, 2012

Rumler named to state military base panel
Quad-Cities Online - October 17, 2012

Lt. Governor Simon unveils Vision for Rural Illinois 
WFIE TV - October 16, 2012

Simon touts affordable college 
Southern Illinoisan - October 16, 2012

Lt. Governor Simon to host affordability summit at SIU 
KFVS TV - October 12, 2012

Illinois Lt. Governor Supports Efforts To Rein In Tuition Costs 
KMOX Radio St. Louis - October 15, 2012

Associated Press - October 12, 2012

Lt. Governor Calls for More Affordable College Tuition 
WSIU Radio - October 12, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon says college should be affordable
Belleville News Democrat - October 12, 2012

Simon hosts college affordability summits
The Southern - October 11, 2012

Kicks of affordability summits with UIC work study students
Daily Clay County Advocate-Press - October 10, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon: Tuition costs, student debt worrisome
Joliet Herald News - October 10, 2012


September 2012

Ill. Lt. Gov. Simon wants more chances for girls
Associated Press – September 27, 2012

Leadership knows no gender, says Girl Scouts
Peoria Journal Star – September 26, 2012

Central Illinois Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years With New Program
WMBD/WYZZ TV – September 26, 2012

Simon stops in Champaign to tout "no text" pledge

WDWS Radio – September 19, 2012

Simon: No texts are worthy dying for

Southern Illinoisan – September 12, 2012

Sheila Simon takes no texting while driving pledge
Associated Press – September 12, 2012

Simon to college students: Don’t text and drive
WJBC Radio – September 12, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon joins campaign to end texting and driving
KFVS TV – September 12, 2012

MORSELS: Sheila Simon, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
Chicago Now – September 12, 2012

"Portrait of A Soldier Exhibit" Opens at Kaskaskia College
WJBD Radio – September 12, 2012

Anti-Texting Pledge Brings Awareness
WSIL TV – September 11, 2012

Sheila Simon joins Sky's 'Title IX Team'
ESPNW – September 11, 2012

Simon to speak at JALC about dangers of texting while driving
Southern Illinoisan – September 10, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon to announce texting while driving initiative at John A. Logan College
KFVS TV – September 10, 2012


August 2012


Simon launches math study
Southern Illinoisan – August 29, 2012

Four officers, Elkville seargeant honored in Springfield
Southern Illinoisan – August 28, 2012

Simon praises newly signed strip club tax
WJBC Radio – August 18, 2012

New Law Imposes Tax On Illinois Strip Clubs
Associated Press – August 18, 2012

Simon sees lessons in music
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – August 17, 2012

Editorial: Is someone finally lending us an ear?
Alton Telegraph – August 9, 2012

Illinois River wetlands project earns international recognition
State Journal-Register – August 9, 2012

Ill. River Wetlands gain international recognition
Associated Press – August 9, 2012

World Recognition for the Emiquon Complex
Tri States Public Radio – August 8, 2012

Our view: Rural issues nab attention
Northwest Herald – August 7, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to perform at state fair
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 6, 2012

Getting better by degrees
Courier News – August 4, 2012

Peeling Back the Layers of The Onion’s Big Party
Wall Street Journal – August 1, 2012

Nearly all of Illinois declared disaster area
WJBC Radio – August 1, 2012


July 2012


Simon makes request for volunteer attorneys
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – July 30, 2012

More Southland farmers markets in line to take Link cards
Southtown Star – July 29, 2012

Report: Job creation a top concern
Freeport Journal-Standard – July 27, 2012

Report: Rural Illinoisans worry about education
Associated Press – July 27, 2012

More Farmers Markets Take Food Stampes, Everbody Wins
Chicagoist - July 31, 2012

Drought puts more Illinois counties on USDA disaster list
Quad-City Times – July 26, 2012

Total cost of drought still on its way
Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus – July 26, 2012

Increased Link Acceptance At Farmers' Markets Creates Windfall For Local Farms & Credit Card Users
Progress Illinois – July 25, 2012

State provides wireless cash transfer machines for Farmers Markets
Quincy Journal – July 25, 2012

Lt. Gov. Talks About Drought During Quad City Stop
KWQC TV – July 25, 2012

State leaders speak out about drought
WHBF TV – July 25, 2012

Grant brings Link to farmers’ markets
Southern Illinoisan – July 25, 2012

Southland community colleges part of national degree decree
Southtown Star – July 24, 2012

Lt. Gov. to honor The Onion's move to Illinois in song
Associated Press – July 24, 2012

Conference looks at Illinois college graduation rates
Associated Press – July 12, 2012

Our view: Stick failed; try carrot
Northwest Herald – July 10, 2012

Simon urges farmers' markets to accept plastic
Southern Illinoisan – July 6, 2012
 
Domestic violence legal program expands
Jacksonville Journal Courier – July 4, 2012

Link Access At Illinois Farmers Markets To Go Wireless
Progress Illinois – July 3, 2012


June 2012


Program offers free legal advice for domestic violence victims
Peoria Journal Star – June 29, 2012

Panel offers 'menu' of school savings
Associated Press – June 28, 2012 

Governor Quinn signs four new laws on education
WREX – June 26, 2012

Quinn signs education bills into law
Associated Press – June 26, 2012

Grants are available to help farmers' markets take plastic
FarmWeek – June 25, 2012

Lake View readies for huge crowd at Pride Parade
Chicago Sun-Times – June 24, 2012

Quinn, Simon optimistic on marriage at Pride Parade
Chicago Pride – June 24, 2012

WCC Students to Simon: College has changed lives
Aurora Beacon-News – June 23, 2012

Wittenberg Alumna Sheila Simon Named To WNBA Honorary Title IX Team
Wittenberg University – June 21, 2012

Chicago Sky celebrate Title IX anniversary
WLS-TV – June 20, 2012

Lt. Gov. seeks to make it easier to compare colleges
Bloomington Pantagraph – June 1, 2012

Simon says wind energy is a ‘beautiful thing’
Bureau County Republican – June 1, 2012


May 2012


Simon tours Compton windfarm, climbs tower
LaSalle News Tribune – May 31, 2012

Wind farm rotation starts Friday

Sauk Valley – May 31, 2012

Strip club tax sent to governor
Chicago Tribune – May 31, 2012

Lawmakers Approve Strip Club Pole Tax
WMBD TV Peoria – May 31, 2012 

Lt. Governor designates Moline a Main Street community

Quad City Times – May 30, 2012

Moline Designated As “Illinois Main Street” Community
WQAD TV – May 30, 2012

Communities gather for Memorial Day services
The Southern Illinoisan – May 29, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon to visit Arsenal on Wednesday
Quad City Times – May 28, 2012

Carbondale Community Marks Memorial Day
WSIL TV – May 28, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon: State needs long-term investment in students
Chicago Sun-Times – May 27, 2012

Simon, Mees: Long-term reform vital
The Southern Illinoisan – May 25, 2012

Senate OKs tax on strip clubs
The Southern Illinoisan – May 25, 2012

Three true lifesavers honored
The Southern Illinoisan – May 25, 2012

Sheila Simon: Do what’s best for the long term
State Journal-Register – May 24, 2012

Simon: Medicaid, pension reform needed to save education
The Southern Illinoisan – May 24, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon: For the most part, Chicago law enforcement has been doing a 'fantastic job'
CNN – May 21, 2012

Simon pushes health grants for rural communities
WJBC Radio – May 18, 2012

Column: Making the right connections with local food
The Southern Illinoisan – May 15, 2012

Simon kicks off Bike to Work Week by riding to office
The Southern Illinoisan – May 15, 2012

Sheila Simon Q&A
NBC Chicago – May 15, 2012

Simon: Public health grants available until week's end
The Southern Illinoisan – May 14, 2012

Monday deadline for school merger comments
Associated Press – May 12, 2012

Cache River boardwalk reopened
The Southern Illinoisan – May 12, 2012

State urges rural communities to apply for grants to improve public health
WFIE TV – May 11, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon seeks input on rural issues
Quincy Herald-Whig – May 10, 2012

Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon hosts listening post in Quincy
WGEM TV – May 10, 2012

Rural listening post brings Lt. Governor to Quincy
KHQA TV – May 10, 2012

Money available for farmers markets
Associated Press – May 4, 2012


April 2012


Lt. Gov. Simon gets feedback from rural citizens
WREX TV – April 30, 2012

State commission takes input on district consolidation
WTVO TV – April 30, 2012

Lt. Governor Simon visits Freeport
Freeport Journal-Standard – April 30, 2012

Statewide commission backs off on forced consolidation
Ottawa Times – April 27, 2012

Lt. Governor Simon to host listening post at FHN
Freeport Journal Standard – April 26, 2012

Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard
Tri States Public Radio – April 25, 2012

New Math Curriculum Plans Head to House
WUIS Radio – April 25, 2012

Simon says roads, sewers, internet, EMS top rural concerns
WGLT Radio – April 19, 2012

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon seeks citizen members for military base committee
Associated Press – April 19, 2012

Ed commission pushes for cost-sharing efforts in IL
Illinois Statehouse News – April 17, 2012

Panel looks at consolidating school resources, not districts
Quincy Herald-Whig – April 17, 2012

Getting Schools To Consolidate
WSIL TV – April 17, 2012

Simon: School mergers not necessary to save money
WJBC Radio – April 17, 2012

Simon, other experts discuss civil unions
Southern Illinoisan – April 4, 2012

Simon backs strip-club tax
Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus – April 3, 2012

Sheila Simon Stops In Moline To Promote Bill Benefiting Sexual Assault Victims
KWQC TV – April 3, 2012

Simon drums up support in Arlington Hts. for strip club tax
Daily Herald – April 3, 2012


March 2012


Simon pushes ‘stripper tax’
Southern Illinoisan – March 31, 2012

Simon advocates for sexual assault prevention agencies in Carbondale
KFVS TV – March 30, 2012

Metro-east strip club owner says proposed $5-per-patron tax is unfair
Belleville News Democrat – March 30, 2012

IL Lieutenant Governor Backs Strip Club Fee Law
KMOX TV – March 29, 2012

In My View: Strip club fee affects few, helps many
State Journal-Register – March 24, 2012

Strip club tax would fund sexual violence prevention
Associated Press – March 18, 2012

IL Lt. Governor pays a visit to Ridgway, IL
WFIE TV – March 16, 2012

Illinois gets its first official Super PAC
Quad City Times – March 14, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon wants hearing on sand mine near Starved Rock
Associated Press – March 13, 2012

Center for Governmental Studies’ Walzer wins lifetime award from state’s Rural Affairs Council
NIU Today – March 12, 2012

Simon talks education, rural issues at DeKalb stop
DeKalb Daily Chronicle – March 10, 2012

Simon talks to IMSA students about
improving ethics in state government
Kane County Chronicle – March 9, 2012

Illinois Senate Bill proposes strip club tax
WREX Rockford – March 9, 2012

"Strip Club" Tax Intended to Raise Rape Crisis Money, Rockford Center Says Help is Needed
WIFR Rockford – March 9, 2012

Simon outlines challenges, opportunities at rural affairs conference
Peoria Journal Star – March 7, 2012

Debate Continues on Illinois Strip Club Tax
Illinois Radio Network – March 7, 2012

Strip club tax advances
Quad City Times – March 6, 2012

Column: Count Colleges Like Calories
Huffington Post – March 5, 2012

More rigorous high school math requirement sought
Jacksonville Journal Courier – March 2, 2012


February 2012


Simon: Halt political scholarships
East Peoria Times Courier – February 23, 2012

Survey available on bringing high-speed broadband to rural areas
Belleville News-Democrat – February 20, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon supports $5 'stripper tax' to fund sexual abuse programs
Decatur Herald & Review – February 18, 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon to cut budget 9.4 percent
Associated Press – February 18, 2012
 
Simon calls for cuts to her own budget
Quad-City Times – February 18, 2012
 
Simon urges participation in survey
The Southern Illinoisan – February 17, 2012

Illinois businesses to aid schools in technology, math
Associated Press – February 10, 2012

Plan seeks to improve job market through education
Bloomington Pantagraph – February 9, 2012

Quinn, Simon to unveil education initiative
Quad City Times – February 8, 2012

Lt. Governor hears supporters, foes of proposed Starved Rock mining
Peorial Journal Star – February 7, 2012

Simon wants to keep public spotlight on sand mine
Ottawa Times – February 6, 2012

January 2012


Lt. Gov. Simon previews State of the State speech
Illinois Radio Network – January 31, 2012

Getting Students To Graduate
WSIL TV – January 29, 2012

Editorial: Don't just start; finish
Belleville News Democrat – January 28, 2012

Musicians Take Over Civic Center
WEEK TV – January 26, 2012

Editorial: Citizens input should help state panel
Alton Telegraph – January 22, 2012

Editorial: State's future demands better 2-year college grads
Chicago Sun-Times – January 20, 2012

At King gathering, Simon champions value of education
Daily Herald – January 20, 2012

Rock Valley College chief lauds record of community colleges
Rockford Register Star – January 20, 2012

Community College Graduation Rate Shockingly Low, Lieutenant Governor Warns
Huffington Post – January 20, 2012

CSC among best in state for graduation
Galesburg Register-Mail – January 20, 2012

Simon pushing for more community college grads
Daily Herald – January 20, 2012

Sheila Simon reform group moves on to classroom efficiency
Illinois Times – January 19, 2012

Simon: Illinois community colleges must improve
Associated Press – January 19, 2012

Simon calls for improving community college graduation rate
Chicago Tribune – January 19, 2012

Evanston school district consolidation report could derail state proposal
Daily Herald – January 16, 2012

A Push to Bar Lobbying Work by Lawmakers
Chicago News Cooperative/New York Times – January 14, 2012

Lt. Gov. to job seekers: check out state website
Bloomington Pantagraph – January 12, 2012

Area school districts to discuss sharing resources
State Journal-Register – January 12, 2012

Career Spotlight: Lt. Governor Sheila Simon (L'87)
Georgetown Alumni – January 9, 2012

Merging school districts expensive, study finds
State Journal-Register – January 7, 2012

Panel: Illinois schoolmergers could cost billions
Associated Press – January 6, 2012

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to take to Chicago stage for music facility preview
Associated Press – January 6, 2012

Sheila Simon Likes Iowa Caucus Process
Illinois Radio Network