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2013 In the News Archive 

 
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December 2013

Lieutenant Governor delivering gifts to Gifford
Associated Press - December 20, 2013

November 2013

Residents urged to keep local shops in mind when holiday shopping
WQAD - November 29, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon visits Rockford emergency responders
WREX - November 21, 2013

Quinn Signs Illinois Gay Marriage Bill
Comcast SportsNet - November 20, 2013

Simon presents college guide
WJBC-AM - November 1, 2013

October 2013

Old cell phones turn into donations
Illinois Radio Network - October 14, 2013

Mainstreet Libertyville receives award for excellence
Wrapports News Service - October 14, 2013

Affordable Care Act and EMS
Illinois Radio Network - October 10, 2013

Cellphone drive will support shelters in need
Southern Illinoisan - October 6, 2013

Main Street sweeps up honors
Jacksonville Journal-Courier - October 5, 2013

Downtown Quincy developers honored
Quincy Journal - October 4, 2013

Simon promotes math program
Southern Illinoisan - October 4, 2013

SIU begins events honoring John F. Kennedy
Southern Illinoisan - October 4, 2013

Lieutenant Governor launches cell phone donation drive
Associated Press - October 2, 2013

Donation of used cell phones encouraged
The Times Weekly - October 1, 2013

Lieutenant governor speaks at river conference
PJ Star - October 1, 2013

Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria
Peoria Public Radio - October 1, 2013

Simon to host Ill. River council meeting in Peoria
Associated Press - October 1, 2013

September 2013

Lt. Gov. to hold rural emergency medicine summit
Associated Press - September 28, 2013

Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon advocates for mental health
KFVS - September 13, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon pushes to prioritize mental health funding
Rock River Times - September 13, 2013

Lt. Governor to make push for mental health funding
mystateline.com - September 12, 2013

Lt. Governor asks Illinois residents to remember 9/11 by helping others
mystateline.com - September 11, 2013

August 2013

Let the fair begin!
Southern Illinoisan - August 24, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon urges testimony at budget hearings
Associated Press - August 21, 2013

Rep. Mike Quigley unites Illinois gay couples in 'faux gay weddings'
Chicago Pride - August 12, 2013

Simon, Quigley officiate mock gay marriages
Associated Press - August 11, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon to perform with blues band at Illinois State Fair
KFVS - August 8, 2013

Simon launches online military survey
Southern Illinoisan - August 8, 2013

Simon launches online military survey to rank health care, education, work force issues
Belleville News-Democrat - August 6, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon's 'listening' tour stops in North Chicago
Mundelein Review - August 4, 2013

Law hastens voluntary school consolidations
Alton Telegraph - August 2, 2013

July 2013

Illinois governor to sign medical marijuana bill
Associated Press - July 31, 2013

Simon announces online resources
Southern Illinoisan - July 27, 2013

Lieutenant Governor Listens to Obama
WGIL Radio - July 26, 2013

Simon announces guide for services in rural areas
Associated Press - July 26, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon seeks clemency for abolitionists
 
Associated Press - July 24, 2013

Melissa Merli: Simon award
(CU) News-Gazette - July 21, 2013

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon to keynote Beardstown event
Cass County Star-Gazette - July 17, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon signs immigration reform resolution
Associated Press - July 17, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon presses for fewer college obstacles
Associated Press - July 14, 2013

Test your bicycle safety knowledge
WQAD - July 7, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon seeking clemency for abolitionists; first petition aimed at clearing Quincy's Eells
Quincy Herald-Whig - July 5, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon wants clemency for abolitionists
Associated Press - July 3, 2013

Chicago-area towns rush to consider assault weapons bans
Chicago Tribune - July 1, 2013

June 2013

Simon urges communities to enact assault weapons ban
WICS Springfield - June 11, 2013

Simon: Cities should consider assault-weapons bans
Associated Press - June 9, 2013

May 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon expands virtual legal clinic to aid women in Cairo women's shelter
Associated Press - May 25, 2013

Virtual legal clinic expanding to Cairo
Southern Illinoisan - May 24, 2013

State unveils math coursework for 6th-12th grades
Associated Press - May 24, 2013

Lt. Gov. encourages new 6th-12th grade math courses
WFIE 14 (Evansville, IN) - May 23, 2013

Bernard Schoenburg: Push still on for better disclosure forms
State Journal-Register - May 23, 2013

Editorial: Give districts option to merge
The Telegraph - May 20, 2013

Erickson: How do you get to work?
The Southern - May 19, 2013

Lt. Gov., others in effort to protect Scott AFB
Associated Press - May 18, 2013

Lt. Gov. presides over 'listening post' visit in effort to protect Scott AFB
Belleville News-Democrat - May 17, 2013

Simon praises student achievement at CSC commencement
Register-Mail (Galesburg) - May 17, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon promotes college scorecard measure
Associated Press - May 17, 2013

Our View: Improved disclosure proposal a positive
Northwest Herald (McHenry County) - May 16, 2013

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon proclaims Women's Health Day
WREX 13 (Rockford) - May 15, 2013

Southern IL women encouraged to sign up for state health registry
WFIE 14 (Evansville, IN) - May 15, 2013

Voluntary school merger bill goes to Quinn
Associated Press - May 14, 2013

Join the discussion: Lt. Gov. will host 'listening post' on future of Scott
Belleville News-Democrat - May 14, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon supports medical marijuana
Associated Press - May 12, 2013

Simon plans meetings at Illinois military sites
Associated Press - May 12, 2013

Ill. Senate approves tighter disclosure rules
Associated Press - May 10, 2013

Illinois Lt. Gov. Wants Statewide Concealed Carry Law
Illinois Radio Network - May 7, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon wants committee to study school funding
Associated Press - May 3, 2013

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon supports education-funding reform
KFVS 12 (Cape Girardeau, MO) - May 2, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to give Sandburg commencement address
Register-Mail (Galesburg) - May 2, 2013

Lt. Governor Simon backing ethics reform legislation
WREX 13 (Rockford) - May 2, 2013

Illinois Lt. Gov. pushing ethics reform package
Associated Press - May 2, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon works to increase use of Link cards in Illinois
Daily Illini (Urbana-Champaign) - May 1, 2013

April 2013

Lt. Gov. to launch spring Special Olympics
Associated Press - April 25, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon introduces transparency initiative for income taxes

Daily Illini (Champaign-Urbana) - April 24, 2013

Simon: Stay vigilant of rising rivers
Southern Illinoisan - April 23, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon: Flood dangers not over
WLS Radio (Chicago) - April 23, 2013

Sixty-nine new citizens sworn in at SIU
Southern Illinoisan - April 20, 2013

Illinois Income Taxpayer Receipts?
KLJB TV (Quad Cities) - April 14, 2013

Column: Let's find common ground on guns

Chicago Sun-Times - April 11, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon Speaks In Support Of Equal Pay
Associated Press - April 10, 2013

Lt. Governor Simon Calls For Equal Pay For Women At Rally
WBBM Radio - April 9, 2013

Sheila to host river meeting today
Southern Illinoisan - April 3, 2013

Opinion: Simon group’s ideas largely on target
Southern Illinoisan - April 3, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon visits gun range to tackle conceal carry law
KFVS 12 (Cape Girardeau, MO) - April 1, 2013

Simon introduces 10-point check list for concealed carry law
Southern Illinoisan - April 1, 2013

Lt. Governor Proposes Concealed Carry Checklist
WSIL 3 (Carterville) - April 1, 2013

March 2013

Classrooms First Commission Legislation Passes House
WTVO 17 (Rockford) - March 22, 2013

Manar proposal would expand opportunities for school consolidation

State Journal-Register - March 20, 2013

Lt. Governor heads to annual meeting in Washington to talk about access to education and jobs

Associated Press - March 20, 2013

‘Classrooms First’ goes to House

Southern Illinoisan - March 15, 2013

Simon Pushes School Consolidation Legislation
WICS 20 (Springfield) - March 14, 2013

State bill would make consolidation easier for schools to consolidate
SaukValley.com - March 14, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon to be recognized for work to end domestic violence

KFVS 12 (Cape Girardeau, MO) - March 9, 2013

Not Just a Fashion Statement
New York Times - March 8, 2013

Students squeezed as Illinois college costs rise, aid drops
Daily Herald - March 5, 2013

February 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon, students, college officials share concerns about school costs
WJBC Radio - February 28, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon says pension reform needed to keep college costs down

The Pantagraph - February 28, 2013

Illinois Firearms Working Group meets with healthcare workers
NBC Rockford - February 27, 2013

Illinois gay marriage bill clears committee, moves to full House
Chicago Pride - February 26

Pledge Aims to Stop Driving and Texting
NBC Chicago - February 25, 2013

Dating violence video wins state contest

Chicago Tribune - February 25, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court’s first female justice dies
Madison Record - February 25, 2013

Editorial: Simon’s effort on higher ed deserves a strong look
The Pantagraph - February 20, 2013

Preparing students for college, jobs, success

Southern Illinoisan - February 20, 2013

LZHS Students Take First in No More Teen Dating Abuse Video Contest

Lake Zurich Patch - February 18, 2013

Colleges work on affordability, following many of Simon's recommendations
The Pantagraph - February 17, 2013

Local college officials say they are collaborating to make college more affordable

The Pantagraph - February 16, 2013

Video warning against teen dating abuse wins honor for Lake Zurich High students
Daily Herald - February 15, 2013

Simon tells college costs proposals
Associated Press - February 13, 2013

Simon introduces higher ed reforms
The Southern Illinoisan - February 13, 2013

January 2013

Sheila Simon takes shot at new gun laws
Chicago Sun-Times - January 29, 1013

15 Illinois legislators join Firearms Working Group 
Associated Press - January 29, 2013

Extra: Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Brokers Gun Summit
Illinois Observer - January 29, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon creates firearms working group
Associated Press - January 29, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon: A view from the back of the inauguration

State Journal-Register - January 27, 2013

Simon forming group on concealed carry law
Associated Press - January 23, 2013

Lt. Governor to hold public meetings on military, rural issues
Belleville News-Democrat - January 15, 2013

Our Opinion: Legislature should approve gay marriage
State Journal-Register - January 5, 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson stops at Tie Bar to promote same-sex marriage
Naperville Sun - January 4, 2013

Editorial: Saying yes to 'I Do' for everyone
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - January 4, 2013

'Modern Family' Star, Naperville Business Team Up to Support Same-Sex Marriage
Yorkville Patch - January 4, 2013

Editorial: Same-sex marriage for Illinois
Chicago Tribune - January 3, 2013

'Modern Family' star in suburbs to support gay marriage
Daily Herald - January 3, 2013

Supporters, opponents put heat on lawmakers over gay marriage
WGN TV - January 2, 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Chicago to support same sex marriage bill
ABC Chicago - January 2, 2013

"Modern Family" Star Pushes For Marriage Equality
NBC Chicago - January 2, 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon, legislators react to Cardinal George’s push against Illinois marriage bill
Chicago Phoenix - January 2, 2013

"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson calls for Illinois marriage equality
ChicagoPride.com - January 2, 2013

Lt. Gov., TV star support 'real families' formed by gay marriage
Chicago Tribune - January 2, 2013

Actor Ferguson to visit Ill. Legislature
United Press International - January 2, 2013