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  • Senator John Sullivan (D-Quincy) speaks to the negotiated stopgap budget.


  • clayborne techSince 1990, students and teachers from across the state come to the Capitol each spring to provide demonstrations on classroom technology projects for lawmakers. The Illinois Computing Educators annual TECH Day brings school teams to show projects that often focus on improving teaching and learning.

    For Illinois students to succeed, technology must play a role in their education. This ensures their engagement in what their school's resources help them learn and accomplish.

  • Senator John Sullivan (D-Quincy) defends SB231, which changes the way schools are funded in Illinois.


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  • firefighter examSPRINGFIELD—Legislation allowing Illinois veterans between the ages of 35 and 40 to apply to become firefighters was signed into law Monday.

    Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) sponsored the new law in the Senate, and Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) initiated it in the House.

    “Ability—not age—should be what qualifies a candidate, especially a veteran, to be a firefighter. Keeping fire departments fully staffed is always an issue—especially in rural areas—and we shouldn’t turn veterans away because of age,” Sullivan said.

    The new law, House Bill 3203, allows veterans who turned 35 while serving in the military and are currently under the age of 40, to take an exam for a firefighter position.

    Currently, no one who is 35 or older can apply to be a firefighter unless they have previously served as one.

    The law applies to active duty or reserve members of the military, including national guardsmen.

    The governor signed the law Monday, and it takes effect immediately.

  • dohner 080715RUSHVILLE— Longtime Rushville physician Dr. Russell Dohner passed away Friday morning. Dohner had served the people of Rushville and Schuyler County from 1955 to 2013 when he retired at age 88.

    “Dr. Dohner stood for everything you wanted to see in a doctor: He was hardworking, compassionate, thoughtful, humble and involved with the community. He touched the lives of generations and was a truly remarkable man. He will be deeply missed,” State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said.

    Dohner received national attention for his long career and for his practice of only charging $5 per visit regardless of his expense. He didn’t take appointments, saw patients on a first-come-first served basis and wouldn’t leave until every patient was seen.

    Dohner was a World War II veteran and a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He was born in Vermont, Ill. in 1925 and passed away at age 90.

    In 2013 Dohner served as the grand marshal of the Illinois State Fair parade and made the simple statement, “I'm a general practitioner: I do whatever I can to help people."

  • Sullivan: Veterans home resident protections become lawSPRINGFIELD - Legislation giving residents of Illinois Veterans Homes the right to appeal expulsion decisions was signed into law Friday.

    State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) introduced the new law that grew out of a case earlier this year where a veteran, Eugene Zalazinski, would have been forced out of the Quincy Veterans Home without an independent appeal or hearing.

    “Veterans rely on the medical care and assistance they earned by serving our country. We are maintaining their rights and dignity as well as keeping them in a safe, caring environment as an appeal goes through,” Sullivan said.