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May 27,2020 – Lawmakers address COVID-19 pandemic in state budget

May 27, 2020 – Watch now: Pritzker says lawmakers took ‘significant action’ to help state

May 21, 2020Vote by mail expansion bill passes House

May 21, 2020 – Struggle continues with unemployment claims

May 7, 2020 – Chamber of commerce hosts virtual town hall

April 30, 2020Rep. Caulkins hosts virtual Town Hall with Sen. Bailey to discuss Stay-At-Home order lawsuits

April 22, 2020300 COVID-19 tests sent to Fair Havens Senior Living

April 2, 2020 – Editorial: Some lawmakers willing to stand up for democracy in Illinois

March 28, 2020Everyone has their own priorities

March 28,2020Group of Illinois House Republicans push for reforms to ‘kick start’ state’s economy amid COVID-19 …

March 25, 2020Emergency Assistance Programs Available for Small Businesses in Illinois

March 23, 2020In wake of coronavirus protections, Caulkins says he’s concerned about civil liberties

March 4, 2020Caulkins Bill to Address Teacher Shortage Clears Education Committee

March 2, 2020 – Reform theme of taxpayer rally

March 1, 2020 – Illinois lawmakers want to use phone app to track spread of coronavirus

February 16, 2020Statehouse Insider: It’s try, try again for fair redistricting maps

February 15, 2020Rep. Caulkins challenges Dems to face corruption: ‘Republicans stand ready to end this climate’ | Chambana Sun

February 7, 2020Proposed constitutional amendment would establish ‘lockbox’ for Illinois’ FOID card funds

February 5, 2020Associated Press: Illinois speaker defends handling of sexual misconduct probe

February 5, 2020Guest editorial: Illinois Voter registration glitch a disaster

February 3, 2020Editorial: Voter registration glitch a disaster without change

February 2, 2020Attracting teachers back to the classroom

February 2, 2020Legislation filed to make it easier for retired teachers to return to the classroom

January 28, 2020Herald and Review Editorial 

January 19, 2020Republican State Officials: Democrats Will Come After Middle Class With ‘Fair’ Income Tax

January 18, 2020Movement for 51st state holds meeting Jan. 18 in Belleville

January 18, 2020Bill to eliminate FOID card filed

January 17, 2020 – McLean County GOP host talk on tax amendment

January 6, 2020The Eastern Bloc strikes again, and again

December 5, 2019Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption

November 30, 2019Rep. Caulkins blames Democrats’ ‘repressive government’ for driving businesses out of Illinois

November 26, 2019Decatur veterans voice support for Rodney Davis following TV ads run by outside veterans group

November 26, 2019 – 2020 election season is here: See who filed for Macon County offices

November 24, 2019Christmas tree in Decatur Civic Center honors fallen Central Illinois soldiers

November 6, 2019 – The Salvation Army kicks-off their giving season

November 3, 2019 – Lawmakers Consider Complete Ban on EO

October 15, 2019Outmigration will continue until Illinois voters see that ‘we need new leadership,’ Rep. Caulkins says

October 10, 2019 – Second Democrat In 13th District Race Backs Single-Payer Health Care, Green New Deal

October 1, 2019 – Rep. Caulkins pushes for constitutional amendment to address pension crisis

October 1, 2019Rep. Caulkins laments the federal corruption investigation into another Democratic state leader

September 30, 2019Rep. Caulkins laments the federal corruption investigation into another Democratic state leader

September 20, 2019 –Caulkins says naming of Chicago alderman’s wife as state’s top judge ‘adds fuel to the fire’ of …

September 18, 2019Central Illinois legislators call for more work on minimum wage

September 15, 2019Rep. Caulkins calls on voters to ‘rise up’ and address the state’s pension crisis

September 6, 2019 – State Rep. Caulkins says state should help people get back to work, not subsidize them for not …

August 23, 2019State Rep. Dan Caulkins says it’s critical that Illinois begin pension reforms

August 21, 2019Downstate Lawmaker Explains Proposal For Two Illinois States: Chicago & Downstate

August 20, 2019Illinois GOP calls state Sen. Martin Sandoval’s apology for Trump mock assassination photos ‘too …

August 20, 2019 – LETTER: Davis, Caulkins thanked for evening

August 16, 2019 – Caulkins says bill requiring employers provide sexual harassment training could be stronger for …

August 9, 2019 – Roll Call: Caulkins votes against legalizing recreational marijuana

August 2, 2019 – Rep. Caulkins hosts Open Government event

August 2, 2019 – Rep. Dan Caulkins blames incidents like Cullerton’s indictment for exodus of people from Illinois

July 25, 2019 – Letters to the Editor

July 25, 2019Roll Call: Caulkins votes against constitutional amendment on progressive tax

July 25, 2019 – ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 101: Warrensburg Corn Festival Parade on July 27

July 17, 2019ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 101: Restore Our Constitution to be held on July 23

July 16, 2019Illinois Policy Institute raises questions about ‘pork-barrel projects’ in state budget

July 9, 2019 – Only option left for residents, Rep. Caulkins says, is ‘to reject politicians who vote to raise taxes’

July 2, 2019Taxes are driving millennials out of Illinois, and Rep. Caulkins predicts retirees are next in line

June 21, 2019Central Illinois CEO program

June 19, 2019Dan Brady: GOP kept several taxes out of state budget

June 18, 2019 –  ‘Propaganda’ about balanced budget distracts from state’s ‘financial crisis,’ Rep. Caulkins says

June 18, 2019Roll Call: Caulkins votes against allowing teachers to “spike” their pensions

June 14, 2019 – Republican Reps: Taxpayers need more friends in Springfield

June 13, 2019 – *** UPDATED x1 *** Super-minority of super-minority throws colleagues under the bus

June 11, 2019Rep. Caulkins turns ‘magical thinking’ into something real; will donate new salary after raise

June 9, 2019Budget ‘win’ for Democratic leaders comes at a huge cost to rest of Illinois, Rep. Caulkins says

June 8, 2019Roll Call: Caulkins votes against abortion rights bill

June 8, 2019Illinois General Assembly: HR298 actions on May 16

June 8, 2019Illinois General Assembly: HR287 Placed on Calendar Order of Resolutions

June 7, 2019Illinois General Assembly: HR394 actions on May 23

June 7, 2019Illinois General Assembly: HB38 actions on May 29

June 7, 2019Freshman lawmakers equate Illinois legislature to ‘circus,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

June 5, 2019House GOP staunchly opposes bill lowering residency requirements for student trustees

June 4, 2019Illinois General Assembly: HB3677 actions on May 22

June 1, 2019 – *** UPDATED x5 *** House passes budget, capital, gaming package

June 1, 2019House Republicans caution that progressive tax plan will drive more businesses out of Illinois

May 31, 2019Rep. Caulkins speaks out against the ‘jobs tax’

May 30, 2019Illinois GOP Lawmakers Want to Cut off Chicago, Create New State

May 28, 2019Pritzker Celebrates Victory On Income Tax Plan

May 28, 2019 – Illinois House Adopts Abortion Protections

May 28, 2019 – Rep. Caulkins at a loss why Pritzker, Democrats ‘try so hard to drive businesses out of Illinois’

May 22, 2019 – Pritzker says his progressive income tax plan will reduce property taxes

May 22, 2019 – Democratic governor and House Republicans differ on how to ‘fix’ Illinois

May 22, 2019 – Gas tax bill gives Rep. Caulkins déjà vu

May 21, 2019 Graduated tax amendment heads to House floor; 1 legislative vote stands in way of ballot question

May 14, 2019Caulkins: ‘Chicago Way’ is wrong way for Illinois

May 6, 2019‘Every alarm going off with our pensions,’ Caulkins says, but Springfield leaders not paying attention

April 30, 2019Property tax probe into Pritzker ‘definitely takes away from his authority,’ claims Rep. Caulkins

April 22, 2019Handful of Republicans want to dump Chicago

April 18, 2019Student Government Participates in its First Advocacy Day

April 18, 2019Wave of green energy bills propose timetable that could threaten Illinois economy, say GOP critics

April 12, 2019GOP lawmakers fear Green New Deal will further hurt state’s economy

April 11, 2019Shelby Electric Cooperative youth participate in Youth Day

April 10, 2019Caulkins plans town hall meetings

April 10, 2019Center receives Outreach 101 grant

April 8, 2019Area students visit state capitol

April 8, 2019 – State pension crisis the result of ‘corruption’ and ‘crooked’ Springfield politics,Caulkins says

April 2, 2019Dems’ graduated tax proposal ‘nothing more than playing class warfare,’ argues state Rep. Caulkins

March 31, 2019 LIVE Broadcast: Decatur Town Hall Event 

March 29, 2019Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Friday, March 29

March 28, 2019Caulkins schedules town hall meeting

March 25, 2019State Rep. Caulkins views gas-tax bill proposal as another slight to the needs of downstate Illinois

March 19, 2019Caulkins explains his positions on proposed legislation, citing ‘government overreach’

March 18, 2019Caulkins calls for ‘a united stand’ by downstate governments that face neglect under Pritzker

March 13, 2019Details for $2.8 million Ludlow grant outlined

March 11, 2019 – Caulkins: State’s middle-class will be stuck paying for progressive tax plan after the wealthy leave

March 5, 2019Caulkins: State Dems going to ‘run out of other people’s money’

March 5, 2019Caulkins pleads financial restraint

February 26, 2019GOP Rep. Caulkins claims pension plan far from fiscally sound

February 18, 2019Caulkins says Springfield not what he expected

February 12, 2019GOP Rep. Caulkins urges parties to ‘come together for the common good’ before it’s too late

February 4, 2019Caulkins says increase in minimum wage will not help state’s economy

January 31, 2019LETTER: Caulkins is on the correct fiscal path

January 24, 20198 questions with new Republican state Rep. Dan Caulkins of Decatur

January 24, 2019 – Three people serve as county chair in 2018

January 22, 2019Caulkins dismayed at governor’s race to spend more

January 14, 2019Roads and marijuana — 2 major issues Illinois lawmakers could move on in 2019

January 14, 2019Caulkins thinks re-stalling Madigan is a mistake

January 9, 2019VIDEO: New Illinois Legislature underway with big Democratic majorities

January 7, 2019 – Caulkins calls on Springfield to crack down on corruption

December 31, 2018Caulkins: Caving in to unions is ruining Illinois

December 17, 2018Caulkins says Rauner not helping GOP cause

December 3, 2018Caulkins sees signs of return to civility in Springfield

November 26, 2018Caulkins cautiously optimistic