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2012 Press Release Archive 

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December 2012

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon: Protect funding for veterans’ homes

Lt. Governor Simon: Fight hunger this holiday season

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon speaks at meeting convened by Sen. Durbin on Mississippi River

Simon: Make affordable higher education a higher priority

Simon, River Council to Army Corps: Reconsider Mississippi River decision if drought continues

Lt. Governor Simon: Illinois one step closer to fiscal stability

Lt. Governor Simon praises Senate passage of licenses for all eligible Illinois drivers

Simon: Make higher education affordability a higher priority

Oral History website memorializes school consolidation

Lt. Gov. Simon to UIUC students: Make affordable higher education a higher priority

Simon to UIS students: Keep college affordable

Lt. Governor Simon phone drive raises $10,000

Simon to SIUE students: Affordability Matters

Simon to ISU students: Affordability matters

Lt. Governor Simon unveils vision for rural Illinois

Simon appoints Lemont, Coal Valley citizens to military committee

Simon announces opening of new training facility

Lt. Governor Simon: College is a prerequisite, not a privilege

Simon to UIC students: Keep college affordable

Lt. Governor Simon: Donate old cell phone today

September 2012

Simon: Opportunities for girls begin within community

Simon celebrates Constitution Week with civics lesson

Lt. Governor Simon to drivers: Texting while driving can wait

Lt. Governor Simon to students: Stop texting while driving

Lt. Governor Simon to honor Illinois' Fallen Heroes

August 2012

Illinois Main Street "Open for Business"

Simon highlights ‘College Essentials’ math class

Lt. Governor Simon to recognize Law Enforcement Medal of Honor recipients

Lt. Governor Simon announces Du Quoin Fair schedule

Lt. Governor Simon awards grant to Uptown Farmers Market

Simon to open 2012 National Sexual Assault Conference

Lt. Governor Simon statement on strip club legislation

Lt. Gov. Simon named to Chicago Sky Title IX team

Lt. Gov. Simon names Kati Phillips new chief of staff

Simon: Illinois River wetlands gain world recognition

Simon announces state fair performance, events

July 2012

Simon: The Onion brings tears to my eyes

Simon releases findings of rural listening tour

Simon: 22 more counties declared disaster areas

Simon: Link card users see local food choices double

Simon sponsors education resolution at Lt. Governors’ conference

Simon welcomes nation's lieutenant governors to Illinois

Lt. Gov. Simon: Last chance to apply for wireless grants

June 2012

Lt. Governor Simon launches virtual legal clinic for domestic violence survivors

Simon: State should make school district mergers easier, more affordable

Statement from Lt. Governor Simon on Supreme Court decision

Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Strengthen Education in Illinois

Simon: Keep student loan rates low

Lt. Governor Simon declares "Title IX Day" with Chicago Sky coach, players 

Simon: Federal grant expands Link access at farmers' markets

May 2012

Lt. Governor Simon Statement on strip club surcharge

Simon: Wind power vital to Illinois economic growth

Simon welcomes Moline to Main Street program

Simon: Boost government contracts at Rock Island Arsenal

Lt. Governor Simon’s Complete College bills move forward

Simon welcomes new JALC president, calls for budget reform to protect education funding

Simon: Advocates, industry compromise on strip club bill

Lt. Gov. Simon urges rural communities to apply for public health grant

Simon applauds Wetland Warriors for boardwalk project

How to Make Your Community Healthier

Lt. Gov. Simon to host listening post in Quincy

Illinois Product Farmers' Market announces sponsorship as fifth season opens on state fairgrounds

Simon: Time to weigh in on Classrooms First recommendations

Lt. Gov. Simon: Apply for federal farmers market grant

Lt. Governor Simon testifies in support of College Choice Reports

Simon digs into spring planting at Kendall College

April 2012

Lt. Gov. Simon hosts listening post in Freeport

Simon applauds House committee for passing math bill

Simon: Restore funding to Urbana rape crisis center

Lt. Gov. Simon to host listening post in Gibson City

Lt. Governor Simon accepting applications to military committee

Simon to hold new round of Classrooms First hearings

Simon to release road map to streamlined school districts

Simon invites citizens to attend rural listening posts

Simon releases 2011 tax returns

Simon: Restore funding to Charleston rape crisis center 

Simon to bring rural listening tour to Eastern Illinois

Simon brings rural listening tour to Southern Illinois

Simon advocates for rape crisis funding in Moline

Simon advocates for rape crisis funding from strip clubs

March 2012

Simon advocates for The Women's Center in Carbondale

Simon: Restore funding to Metro East crisis center

Lt. Gov Simon: Illinois Main Street open for business

Simon-supported math bill approved by Senate committee

New report finds modest gains in Illinois, America's college attainment rates

Simon to meet with Vice President Biden

Illinois, Simon selected as Lumina Foundation Partners

Simon wants state hearing on Starved Rock sand mine

Lt. Gov. Simon names Dr. Norm Walzer Rural Illinois Champion

Simon advocates for Rockford women’s center

Lt. Governor Simon supports rape crisis fund

Lt. Governor Simon kicks off listening tour of rural Illinois

February 2012

Governor Quinn Issues State Disaster Declaration in Harrisburg Following Tornado

Lt. Gov. Simon: Abolish political scholarships

Lt. Governor Simon FY13 Budget Statement

Lt. Governor Simon cuts budget nearly 10 percent  

Simon: Strip clubs should fund rape crisis centers

Lt. Governor Simon welcomes Vice President of China to Quad Cities

Lt. Governor Simon urges rural citizens to complete broadband survey

Simon calls on Senate to pass victims Bill of Rights amendment

Simon and river council spotlight Starved Rock sand mine proposal

Lt. Gov. Simon to Legislators: Abolish political scholarships

January 2012

Illinois to host Lt. Governors’ conference

Simon: LINK can grow the local food economy

Simon Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Lt. Gov. Simon to colleges: Focus on the finish

State looks to students to help spread digital safety message

Lt. Governor Simon unveils citizen members of military base committee

Lt. Governor Simon encourages displaced workers to use JobLink

Lt. Gov. Simon strums banjo at Old Town grand opening