|Congressman Schock's 2013 District Report
Schock Visits Normal West High School
On Tuesday, April 30, Aaron visited Normal West High School. While there he spoke with students during an assembly and took questions from the audience.
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Schock Tours Illinois Public Safety Facility in Sherman
On Monday, April 29th, Congressman Aaron Schock visited Sherman to tour the new Illinois Public Safety Facility at the Sherman Police Department.
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Schock Meets with Local Officials in Roanoke to Discuss Recent Flash Flooding
On Monday afternoon, April 22nd, Aaron visited Roanoke, IL to view firsthand the damage caused by the recent flash flooding. Click here for the latest regarding the severe weather and flooding.
Schock Holds 2013 Leadership Summit
On Monday, April 22nd, Congressman Schock held the fourth annual youth leadership summit on the ISU campus. Click here to learn more.
Schock Meets with Local Officials to Discuss Flood Fighting Efforts
On Sunday, April 21st, Congressman Schock toured Beardstown, Meredosia, Sny Island Levee District in Pike County, and Quincy to visit areas that are currently experiencing high water levels, with the anticipation of flooding in the days ahead. Record high river levels are expected to occur within the coming week in some areas. Schock has been on the ground holding meetings with local officials to discuss expectations and their flood fighting efforts. Click here for more information.
Schock Receives NAM Legislative Award for Support of Manufacturing
April 19th: Congressman Schock was today recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with their Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for his support of policies critical to the success of manufacturing in Illinois and across the United States.
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Aaron talks to Scott Laughlin on WJBC
On Friday, April 19, Aaron spoke with Scott Laughlin about his upcoming visits to McLean county, as well as his op-ed on his STOP Act. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Aaron Calls into AM 560 WIND's Big John and Amy Morning Show
On Wednesday, April 17th, Aaron checked in with the Big John and Amy radio program to discuss the tragic events that unfolded in Boston, the latest on gun control legislation and his op-ed in the Peoria Journal Star on the need for comprehensive tax reform. Click here to listen to the full interview.
In the Spotlight: Tax reform necessary for economic prosperity
Reforming the tax code is not just about streamlining the system and making it fairer for taxpayers. Independent economists have verified that reform would enhance job and wage prospects for American workers, which would help lead to a more robust economic recovery. Click here to read more.
Aaron Announces Winner of 32nd Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition
On Saturday, April 13th, Congressman Schock held the annual District 18 Congress Art Show and Competition. Aaron is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition: Kimberlee Parker, Havana High School. Kimberlee’s art work will hang for one year beside works of art from other Congressional districts in the passageway between the House of Representatives office buildings and the United States Capitol. Click here to learn more.
Aaron Talks to WCBU, Peoria Public Radio, about the District 18 Art Show and Competition
On Friday, April 12th, Aaron spoke with Suzette Boulais of Arts Partners of Central Illinois and WCBU's Nathan Irwin about this weekends District 18 Art Show and Competition. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Aaron Discusses President Obama's FY 14 Budget on WLS
On Thursday morning, April 11th, Aaron spoke with Bruce and Dan on WLS about President Obama's FY 14 budget proposal. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Schock Announces New Jacksonville District Office Location
Beginning Monday, April 8th, the 18th Congressional District office will be located at 201 W. Morgan in Jacksonville.
The new office will be located directly on the square in Jacksonville, becoming part of the vibrant revitalization of downtown. Click here to learn more.
Peorian Honored with Top Victim Rights Award
On Monday, Congressman Schock announced that Peoria victim rights advocate Martha Herm was selected as a 2013 recipient of the Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy. Herm serves as the executive director at The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, IL. Herm is one of two recipients to win this award nationwide and she is one of only six to be recognized nationally for an award by the Victims’ Rights Caucus this year. Click here to learn more.
Aaron Attends Tazewell County Farm Bureau 100th Anniversary Banquet
On Friday evening, March 15th, Aaron attended the Tazewell County Farm Bureau 100th anniversary banquet. Click here to learn more.
WHOI-TV Covers Aaron's Legislation Addressing U.S. Physician Shortage
On Friday, March 15h, WHOI-TV in Peoria ran a story regarding bipartisan legislation introducing by Aaron addressing the physician shortage facing the United States. The Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act will ensure there will be an adequate physician workforce prepared to meet the health needs of the American population. Click here to watch the story.
Aaron Checks in with Scott and Colleen on WJBC's Mornings with Scott
This morning, March 14th, Aaron called into WJBC to talk about President Obama's recent budget to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional Republicans and the recently released FY 14 House Republican budget. Click here to listen.
Springfield Journal Register: Walking in the footsteps of heroes
Springfield High School senior Onsi Aaron Kamel this past weekend joined a civil rights pioneer and a central Illinois congressman to walk in the footsteps of those who fought for equality. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, invited Onsi and Peoria Richwoods High School senior Lydia Amissah on the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Click here to read the full article.
Peoria Journal Star: Schock, students to tour Alabama civil rights sites
A trio of central Illinoisans will spend this weekend walking in the footsteps of civil rights pioneers, thanks to the invitation of one of those same, remaining trailblazers. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and two area high school students will join a group led by Rep. John Lewis to travel to a variety of Alabama sites that figured prominently in the civil rights movement. Click here to read the full article.
Op-Ed: Costly Red Tape Causing Burden on Businesses
What could you have done with an extra $236.7 billion last year? If you’re a small business in Illinois, I’m sure you could have hired a new employee, expanded your business or given your workforce the additional tools they needed to help make your company more successful. Click here to read the full op-ed.
Aaron Reads to Kellar Primary School Kindergarten Class
Aaron was in Peoria today, February 8th, and visited Kellar Primary School’s Kindergarten class as a guest reader. Aaron read from the “Pigeon” book series, “Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”
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Aaron checks in with Bob Murray on 1240 WTAX's Morning Newswatch.
On Wednesday, January 30, Aaron spoke with Bob Murrary, the host of Morning Newswatch on 1240 WTAX in Springfield. They discussed Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement to retire as Transportation Secretary, the REINS Act, and the latest on the gun control debate. Click here to listen.
Aaron discusses the Illinois S&P Downgrade with Roe Conn and Richard Roeper on 890 WLS radio
On Tuesday, January 29, Aaron discussed the Illinois S&P Downgrade on 890 WLS radio with Roe Conn and Richard Roeper. Click here to listen.
Aaron talks with Scott and Colleen on WJBC's Mornings with Scott Laughlin
On Wednesday, January 23rd, Aaron joined Scott and Colleen on WJBC to discuss the latest news and developments in Washington, including the No Budget, No Pay proposal. Click here to listen.
Schock Chats with Greg and Dan on 1470 WMBD
On Thursday, January 17th, Aaron called in to chat with Greg and Dan on 1470 WMBD to discuss the recent announcement by President Obama regarding gun control proposals. Click here to listen.
Schock Visits the Asmark Center in Bloomington
Aaron touring the Asmark Center in Bloomington last Friday, January 11th. The Asmark Center is the first of its kind in the country. They provide training for those in the Ag industry for grain and fertilizer safety. Pictured with Rep. Schcok is Ryan Whitehouse, from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, and Jean Payne, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA).
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Schock Stops by the WGLT Radio Studio
On Friday, January 11th, Congressman Schock stopped by the WGLT Radio studio in Normal to discuss the latest news in Washington. You can listen to his two-part interview here: Segment One | Segment Two
Schock Addresses the Rotary Club of Peoria
Infrastructure, agriculture, education and debt control were outlined by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock as priorities for the upcoming year on the local and national levels. Schock was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Downtown Peoria on Jan. 11 to a crowd of about 100. Click here to read more.
Schock Visits Behr Iron and Metal Recycling
On Friday, January 11th, Aaron toured the Behr Iron and Metal Recyling plan in Peoria. Behr Iron & Metal (Behr) operates solely in the metal recycling industry. Behr buys, processes and sells scrap metals sourced from industry, obsolete materials, plant tear-downs, construction and other sources. Click here to read more.
Congressman Schock on WEEK's "Live at 5" News Program
On Thursday evening, January 10th, Aaron was on the set of Peoria's WEEK-TV to participate in their "Live at 5" news program. The five minute interviews ranged in topics about Aaron's work in Congress including the recently named Vice Presidential Task Force to review control measures and Aaron's vote to keep permanent the tax cuts for 99 percent of Americans families. Click here to watch the interview.
Schock Visits Alma Mater, Richwoods High School
Congressman Schock on Thursday, January 10th, paid a visit to his high school alma mater, Richwoods H.S. While on the campus he visited with Stephen Johnson a recent District 18 nominee for the United States Naval Academy and Aaron spoked to the high school government class about his work in the House of Representatives.
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Schock Interview on the Greg & Dan Show on 1470 WMBD
On January 3rd, Aaron called into the Greg and Dan morning show on 1470 WMBD to discuss the recent fiscal cliff vote which permanently extended the tax cuts for 99 percent of Americans families. Click here to listen to his interview.
Schock Interview on The Morning Rush w/ Robert Rees on 92.9 The Cities
On January 3rd, Aaron joined Robert Rees on The Morning Rush on 92.9 The Cities to discuss the recent fiscal cliff vote which permanently extended the tax cuts for 99 percent of Americans families. Click here to listen to his interview.
District Report 2012
To see the District Report for 2012, click here.
2012 Year in Review
The 2012 Year in Review is a brief summary of some of the issues Congressman Schock worked on in 2012 and looks forward to focusing on in 2013 during the 113th Congress. Click here to read more.