Shimkus will retire from Congress after this term
The congressman representing Saline and Gallatin counties, John Shimkus of Collinsville, has announced he is not running for re-election in 2020. The 61-year-old Republican, who represents Illinois' 15th congressional district, was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996. Even though his seat was formerly held by Dick Durbin, in Shimkus's era the seat has remained reliably Republican.
Sep 4, 2019 11:51 AM