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2011 In the News Archive 

 
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December 2011

Simon mulls how to stop Illinois political corruption
WJBC Radio – December 12, 2011

Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Simon ‘pretty proud’ of sewing skills
Chicago Sun-Times – December 11, 2011

Once his defender, Quinn berates Blagojevich
Chicago Tribune – December 7, 2011

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison
New York Times – December 7, 2011

Support, doubts greet stiff Blagojevich sentence
Associated Press – December 7, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon sews her own clothes for public outings
Herald and Review – December 4, 2011

November 2011

Deadline Friday for Classrooms First input
WJBC Radio – November 28, 2011

Simon Wants High Schools To Require More Math
WBBM Radio – November 25, 2011

State officials say deadline for ideas to improve schools is next month
Associated Press – November 24, 2011

College Express program receives state attention
Danville Commercial News – November 24, 2011

Simon asks for more EMS training
Associated Press – November 16, 2011

Training cuts into emergency medical service volunteer numbers
Galesburg Register-Mail – November 15, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon seeks balance in physical, online training
Galesburg Register-Mail – November 15, 2011

Simon asks Congress to back school funding bill at Great Lakes
Associated Press – November 12, 2011

Editorial: Status quo not an option
Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus – November 7, 2011

Editorial: Illinois attempts tepid reform: Commendable effort sidesteps main issue
Quad City Times – November 7, 2011

Scott jettisons 321 civilian jobs
Belleville News-Democrat – November 4, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon calls for increased impact aid for area schools
Lake County News-Sun – November 3, 2011

Simon's commission blunts attack on public education
State School News Service - November 3, 2011

Illinois school leaders tell Simon, no forced consolidation
Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus – November 2, 2011

State hears suggestions for reforms
Quad City Times – November 2, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon hears concerns during Illinois education reform hearing
KWQC TV – November 2, 2011

October 2011

Longer routes and longer response times: Lt. Governor Simon creating new E.M.S. subcommittee to study rural service
WSIL TV – October 28, 2011

In Illinois, Lt. Gov. Simon visits all 48 community colleges
Community College Times – October 27, 2011

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon's Classroom First Commission
WEEK TV – October 24, 2011

Small school districts tout cooperation, shun forced consolidations
WJBC Radio – October 24, 2011

Education panel must focus on all duplication
Pantagraph – October 23, 2011

4 Illinois groups win federal agriculture grants
Associated Press – October 20, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon announces winners of USDA grant
KFVS TV – October 19, 2011

Simon: Deliver quality education
The Southern Illinoisan – October 14, 2011

Lt. Gov. initiative brings cell phones, money to domestic violence shelters
WJBC Radio – October 13, 2011

Our View: Today's stew is a healthy recipe for better education
Rockford Register Star – October 9, 2011

Survey to help Ill. determine school efficiency
Associated Press – October 8, 2011

Schools panel emphasizes efficiency, not just consolidation
Illinois Times – October 6, 2011

RVC talks about its successful math program with Lt. Gov.
WREX TV – October 6, 2011

Kishwaukee College
enlightens Lt. Gov. Simon during tour visit
DeKalb Daily Chronicle – October 6, 2011

Ill. Lt. Gov. completes tour of community colleges
Associated Press – October 5, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon tours Highland Community College
Freeport Journal Standard – October 5, 2011

Illinois officials run donated cell phone drive for domestic abuse victims
Associated Press – October 4, 2011

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon: The American Jobs Act Will Prepare Our Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow
White House – October 4, 2011

September 2011

Simon praises volunteerism
The Southern Illinoisan – September 30, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon learns about SRC programs
Canton Daily Ledger – September 30, 2011

Touring lieutenant governor impressed by ECC programs
Elgin Courier-News – September 29, 2011

Simon to speak at southern Ill. economic summit
Associated Press – September 29, 2011

Simon sings praises of ECC Summer Bridge Program
Daily Herald – September 28, 2011

ECC touts unique programs during Lt. Gov. Simon’s visit
TribLocal – September 28, 2011

Lieutenant governor tours IVCC
LaSalle News Tribune – September 28, 2011

Lt. Governor Likes Health Department Garden
WGIL Radio – September 28, 2011

Illinois lieutenant governor visits Black Hawk College
Quad City Times – September 27, 2011

Simon views Knox County Health Department vegetable garden
Galesburg Register-Mail – September 26, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon visiting 48 community colleges
Galesburg Register-Mail – September 26, 2011

10 Questions: Lt. Gov. enjoying every day
Kankakee Daily Journal – September 24, 2011

College tour brings Lieutenant Governor to JJC
Joliet Herald-News – September 23, 2011

Simon visits JJC as part of statewide tour of community colleges
TribLocal – September 22, 2011

It's All About the Economy: Lt. Gov. Talks 5 Big Issues
Tinley Park Patch – September 22, 2011

Simon tours Southland community colleges
Southtown Star – September 22, 2011

Lt. Gov. wishes more colleges would copy south suburban consortium
Northwest Indiana Times – September 21, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon helps clean up Chicago beach
Associated Press – September 18, 2011

New panel to advise on science of Ill. rivers
Associated Press – September 15, 2011

Simon urges Illinoisans to fight power rate hikes
Alton Telegraph – September 14, 2011

SWIC pledges to continue to 'go green'
Belleville News-Democrat – September 14, 2011

Simon: Support rate-hikes veto
The Southern Illinoisan – September 14, 2011

Simon urges senior citizens to support smart grid veto
Illinois Radio Network – September 14, 2011

Sheila Simon opposes Illinois electric rate increase bill
Associated Press – September 14, 2011

Lt. Governor Promotes Veto On Energy Rate Hike
WSIL – September 13, 2011

Simon wants to make Ill. districts more efficient
Associated Press – September 3, 2011

August 2011

Legislative ethics? They're only suggestions.
Chicago Tribune – August 27, 2011

Our Opinion: Still a need for major ethics reform
State Journal-Register – August 26, 2011

Simon pushing for more disclosure
The Southern Illinoisan – August 25, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon talks up higher education
Pantagraph – August 22, 2011

Simon promotes benefits of college degree to future class of 2025
WJBC Radio – August 22, 2011

Simon Pushes for Higher College Graduation Rates in Illinois
WMBD/WYZZ TV – August 22, 2011

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Visits Springfield Students
WICS TV – August 22, 2011

Some special visitors
The Southern Illinoisan – August 19, 2011

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Is Heading Back To Third Grade
WJBD Radio – August 18, 2011

Simon encourages top scholars at fair
State Journal-Register – August 15, 2011

Quinn signs bill that ties college funding to student success
Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus – August 12, 2011

Gov. Quinn signs performance funding measure at WIU-Moline
WQAD TV – August 12, 2011

During visit to Quincy, Sheila Simon notes link between education, jobs
Quincy Herald-Whig – August 11, 2011

Illinois Lt. Gov visits JWCC as part of statewide tour
WGEM TV – August 10, 2011

Let's tie college funding to student success
Huffington Post – August 5, 2011

July 2011

Illinois to Iowa: Make a decision on passenger line
Associated Press – July 22, 2011

Lieutenant Governor pushes for Chicago to Iowa City rail connection
WJBC TV – July 22, 2011

Lt. Gov.: Colleges prepare workers for green jobs
Associated Press – July 22, 2011

41,000th tree milestone marked in Northbrook
Patch.com – July 22, 2011

Simon pushes for return of passenger rail services to Quad-Cities
Quad City Times – July 21, 2011

Lt. Gov. wants to cut college dropout rate
WBBM Radio – July 21, 2011

Central Illinois wind experts highlighted at conference
WJBC Radio – July 21, 2011

From tree planting to commercial development, missionary group shapes Techny area
TribLocal – July 20, 2011

Rural Council to focus on local food and emergency services
Illinois Farm Bureau – July 15, 2011

Parkland gets promised state money after 20 years
News-Gazette – July 15, 2011

Sheila Simon greets Governor's Rural Affairs Council
Carmi Times – July 14, 2011

Ride for AIDS participants reflect
Windy City Times – July 13, 2011

Simon: LINK card usage rises at farmers markets
Pantagraph – July 12, 2011

Simon to declare July 12 'Creal Springs School Day'
The Southern Illinoisan – July 11, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon to honor Creal Springs School
WSIU – July 11, 2011

Simon seeking change to state’s public officials disclosure form
WJBC Radio – July 11, 2011

Simon on canceled pay raises: They are 'painful cuts'
WJBC Radio – July 11, 2011

Food initiatives encourage local buying and selling
WJBC Radio – July 11, 2011

Editorial: Yes, bring on the fireworks
Moline Dispatch – July 7, 2011

Guest column: Time to demand more from elected leaders
Rockford Register Star – July 6, 2011

Sheila Simon: Renew push for financial disclosure
State Journal-Register – July 5, 2011

Angry enough? Demand reforms in politics now?
Pantagraph – July 3, 2011

A patriotic agenda: Make elected officials report income
Sun Times – July 1, 2011

June 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon visits MCC
Northwest Herald – June 28, 2011

Relief, condemnation among reactions to Blagojevich verdict
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 28, 2011

Our View: Rod Blagojevich guilty verdict provides no joy for Illinois
Rockford Register Star – June 27, 2011

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon reacts to Blagojevich verdict
WCIA TV – June 27, 2011

Sheila Simon visits CLC in tour of community colleges
Lake County News-Sun – June 27, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon vows to fight for MCC
Daily Herald – June 27, 2011

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon visits OCC
Olney Daily Mail – June 27, 2011

In Illinois, officials' ethics disclosure statements leave much unanswered
Chicago Tribune – June 20, 2011

Simon promoting grants to expand choices in 'food deserts'
Associated Press – June 17, 2011

Illinois seeks scientists to help in Asian carp fight
Associated Press – June 7, 2011

May 2011

IL Lt. Gov: Keep Illinois Military Bases Open
Associated Press – May 28, 2011

Teams assessing flood damage in Cairo
Southeast Missourian – May 25, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon's college tour lands at RLC
Benton Evening News – May 24, 2011

Simon heaps praise on Heartland efforts
Pantagraph – May 23, 2011

Lt. Governor Simon advocates education, arts in Normal
WJBC Radio – May 23, 2011

Lt. Governor visits KC, RLC
WJBD Radio – May 20, 2011

Back-to-school spirit for Waubonsee grads
Aurora Beacon-News – May 20, 2011

Simon to Chair Rural Affairs Council
Illinois Radio Network – May 19, 2011

Health of Illinois rivers a concern, Sheila Simon says
Rockford Register Star – May 13, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon tours former Joliet Arsenal site
TribLocal – May 13, 2011

Frankfort company to open maintenance center
Associated Press – May 13, 2011

Illinois lieutenant governor visits Southeastern
Carmi Times – May 10, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon tours SIC, hears from school officials
Daily Register – May 10, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon visits Shawneetown, gets briefed on flood
Daily Register – May 10, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon continues community college tour at Southeastern
The Southern Illinoisan – May 9, 2011

Lax disclosure rules getting attention
State Journal-Register – May 5, 2011

Cairo evacuated; but some still refuse to go
KFVS – May 1, 2011

April 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon: Cairo faces 'recipe for disaster'
WJBC Radio – April 29, 2011

Federal judge OKs levee breach
WBEZ Radio – April 29, 2011

Quinn deploys 200 more Guardsmen
The Southern Illinoisan – April 29, 2011

Gov. Quinn Tours Southern Illinois Flood Zone
WSIL – April 28, 2011

Simon praised for expanding financial disclosure for staff, says doing so is 'good government'

Associated Press – April 21, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon supports education reform bill
WSIU and Associated Press – April 14, 2011

Simon helps launch child abuse prevention month
Associated Press – April 2, 2011

Simon tours LCCC facilities
Alton Telegraph – April 1, 2011

Simon joins officials to fight child abuse
Alton Telegraph – April 1, 2011

March 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon visits Shawnee Community College
KFVS – March 28, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon tours Triton
Pioneer Press March 21, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon touts local farming
Associated Press March 19, 2011

Performance-based funding inevitable
The Southern Illinoisan  March 19, 2011

More Graduates = Greater Rewards

Illinois Public Radio  March 16, 2011

Senate panel clears bill to change how higher ed is funded
News Gazette  March 15, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon favors performance-based funding for colleges
The Southern Illinoisan – March 15, 2011

Simon gets view from "trenches" at SWIC
Belleville News-Democrat – March 8, 2011

February 2011

Lt. Governor touts FastStart college credit program
Peoria Journal Star  February 22, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon visits ICC on college tour
East Peoria Times-Courier  February 22, 2011

Lt. Governor takes college tour to ICC
WMBD  February 22, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon kicks off 48-college tour
Associated Press  February 18, 2011

Simon starts college tour near home
The Southern Illinoisan  February 18, 2011

Community College Tour
WGIL  February 10, 2011

Lt. Gov. Simon promotes higher ed in B-N speech
Pantagraph  February 10, 2011

Sheila Simon urges state to increase college graduation rate
Illinois Public Radio – February 10, 2011

Heartland "excited" about Lt. Gov's education plan
WMBD/WYZZ TV – February 10, 2011

Lieutenant Governor encourages college completion
WEEK TV – February 10, 2011

Simon pushes statewide community college effort
WJBC – February 10, 2011

January 2011

Our Opinion: Quinn should follow the lieutenant governor's advice
State Journal-Register – January 27, 2011

Simon urges Quinn to sign death-penalty repeal
State Journal-Register – January 25, 2011

Simon to Quinn: Abolish the death penalty
The Southern Illinoisan – January 25, 2011

Simon urges Quinn to abolish death penalty
Chicago Tribune – January 24, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Urges Gov. Pat Quinn to Sign Death Penalty Repeal
Fox News Chicago – January 24, 2011

Madigan says technology making stalking easier
The Daily Journal – January 22, 2011

New kid on the block
Illinois Times – January 20, 2011

Illinois lieutenant governor releases her finances
Quad City Times – January 20, 2011

New Lt. Gov. Simon pushes for transparency
Daily Herald – January 20, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon discloses her net worth: $586,000
Chicago Tribune – January 20, 2011

Illinois Lt. Gov. won't let lobbyists pick up her lunch tab
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – January 20, 2011

Voice of The Southern: Sheila Simon gives our region reason for hope
The Southern Illinoisan – January 12, 2011