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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Windhorst: FY 25 Budget Sets Spending Record, Relies on $1 Billion in Tax Hikes

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Representative Patrick Windhorst has served as the House Republican Floor Leader since the start of the 103rd General Assembly. The House of Representatives wrapped up its regular…


Monday, May 27, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Offers Advice to Residents and Businesses Following Sunday’s Major Storm Damage

METROPOLIS, IL – State Representative Patrick Windhorst is reminding local residents of best practices following the outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on Sunday evening throughout Southern Illinois. Rep. Windhorst…


Monday, May 27, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day 2024

Memorial Day is a reminder of the brave men and women who died while fighting in the U.S. Armed Forces. While Memorial Day is usually a holiday marking the beginning…


Saturday, May 25, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Votes Against Legislation Creating Rules for Carbon Capture and Sequestration

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Representative Patrick Windhorst cast a no vote against legislation (SB 1289) that creates new rules for permitting carbon capture and sequestration projects throughout the State of…


Saturday, May 25, 2024
Today is National Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day brings attention to the hundreds of thousands of children that go missing in the United States every year. While most children who go missing eventually return…


Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Featured in Recent Capitol Crimes Podcast

It is not just illegal drug users who have succumbed to a Fentanyl overdose. Too many children have been exposed to fentanyl, some in their parents’ homes and in one…


Monday, May 20, 2024
Windhorst Thanks First Responders on EMS Week

EMS Week honors the important work of all Emergency Medical Service workers. Their continued work saves lives and helps our communities every day. Thank you to EMS workers for all…


Friday, May 17, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Legislation Allowing County Sheriffs to Serve on 911 Boards Heads to Governor’s Desk

SPRINGFIELD, IL … Legislation that will allow County Sheriffs to serve on local 911 boards sponsored by State Representative Patrick Windhorst earned unanimous support from the Illinois Senate on Thursday….


Thursday, May 16, 2024
Legislation Allowing Transfer of West Frankfort Armory Property to City Clears Illinois House and Senate

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Southern Illinois’ Republican legislative delegation to the Illinois House and Senate have once again teamed up to usher successful legislation through the General Assembly. State Representative Patrick…


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Rep. Windhorst Honors Fallen Officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day honors the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died or been injured in the line of duty. Thank you to all law enforcement…