Governor Rauner announced the sale on Tuesday, August 25.  The sale marked the successful conclusion of one of the Governor’s policy initiatives, which implemented his campaign promise to ground much of the State’s former “shuttle fleet” that used to carry public-sector executives back and forth between Chicago and Springfield. In April 2014, the former administration tried to sell nine of the State’s planes, but no legitimate buyers met the set minimum bids for three of the largest aircraft.  The Rauner administration re-priced and successfully re-offered the planes for disposal. The series of sales netted $3.5 million for State taxpayers - $2.5 million for the planes and $1.0 million in unneeded, foregone maintenance and operations costs.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the request of Governor Rauner for disaster designation in 87 Illinois counties and 14 contiguous counties that suffered losses due to rain and flooding this year. Counties eligible for assistance in the 107th District include: Bond, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, and Marion.

“Illinois has suffered a lot of storm and rain damage throughout this Spring and Summer,” Rauner said. “I am pleased our request for federal assistance was granted and encourage farmers throughout these counties to contact their local Farm Service Agency for questions.”

The governor issued an official letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on July 23, 2015. The 19 members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation also signed a letter to President Obama to endorse the governor’s request for this designation. Counties eligible for assistance were determined through the Loss Assessment Reports reviewed by the USDA.

Farmers who believe they may be eligible for assistance should contact their county Farm Service Agency office.  Loan applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and applicant’s repayment ability.  Farmers who have questions should contact the state FSA office at (217) 241-6600.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is urging prednisone Illinois residents to weigh in on Governor Rauner’s agenda at the request of small businesses from across the state who want to create jobs and put Illinois back on sound financial footing.

Follow the link here to head to their website and sign the petition. 
The annual Senior Fair in Salem has become a very well-attended event for local residents interested in learning about government and non-government information for better health and taking advantage of screenings offered.

Rep. Cavaletto co-hosts with State Senator Kyle McCarter to bring these resources to the senior citizens of the 107th District.

For more information you may contact the office at 618-548-9080 or visit the web site at