Friday, March 15, 2019
Adoption and Child Welfare Committee working to improve the lives of Illinois children

Reforming Illinois’ adoption laws and protecting the welfare of the state’s children have been two of my top priorities in Springfield in recent years. This year, I was honored to…

Friday, July 20, 2018
Governor signs Sommer bill to create dyslexia handbook for schools

SPRINGFIELD – A bill sponsored by State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) requiring the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to create and post to its website a handbook providing guidance…

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
State champion teams from Morton and Washington honored at State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – The IHSA Class 3A girls basketball state champion Morton Potters and the Class 2A wrestling state champion Washington Panthers were honored at the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday….

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Illinois House honors Trooper Cynthia Pfau

The Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a resolution sponsored by Rep. Keith Sommer (R-Morton) congratulating District 8 Illinois State Trooper Cynthia Pfau on winning five gold medals at…

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Illinois House honors local hero James Vernon

SPRINGFIELD – James Vernon of Morton, who stopped a knife-wielding assailant from attacking a group of children at the Morton Public Library last month, was honored Tuesday by the Illinois…

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sommer legislation to honor fallen military personnel becomes law

SPRINGFIELD – Flags in Illinois will fly at half-staff in honor of all Illinois military personnel killed on duty due to legislation sponsored by State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) and…

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Governor Rauner signs adoption reform legislation sponsored by Representative Sommer

SPRINGFIELD – An adoption reform bill sponsored by State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) was signed into law today by Governor Bruce Rauner. House Bill 3079 eliminates a redundant Illinois office,…

Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sunday, May 31, 2015
Sommer adoption reform measure passes both houses

SPRINGFIELD – Adoption reform legislation sponsored by State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) today cleared its last hurdle before heading to the Governor, as the House agreed to a minor change…

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Sommer congratulates local state finalist high school teams

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) hosted four different state finalist high school teams from the 88th district this spring at the Illinois Capitol. It is a custom for…