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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Illinois moving to Phase Four of re-opening this weekend

After more than three months under the “stay at home” orders, all four regions of the state are now on track to enter Phase Four of the Restore Illinois re-opening…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
VIDEO: Rep. Sommer Demands General Assembly Input on Restore Illinois Plan

State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) spoke out in the House of Representatives’ special session Saturday, calling for representatives to have a voice in the state’s re-opening from Governor Pritzker’s stay…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
‘Restore Illinois’ plan announced for phased re-opening of Illinois

Yesterday Governor Pritzker announced a phased, regional plan for gradually lifting the stay at home order and re-opening Illinois for business. The plan will split the state into four regions…


Monday, April 6, 2020
More resources for responding to the coronavirus emergency

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it has affected a large number of Illinoisans in many different ways. Below is some information which I hope will be helpful to our friends…


Monday, March 16, 2020
Updated information on the coronavirus outbreak

The situation with the developing coronavirus outbreak is still unfolding. I have posted links to several websites with helpful information about this emergency. This information is being frequently updated. If…


Thursday, May 30, 2019
Rep. Sommer comments on graduated tax Constitutional amendment

Friday, March 22, 2019
Sommer recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) spoke on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives on March 21, 2019, in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day.


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….