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Monday, October 30, 2023
A documentary airs on PBS tonight telling the story of neglect during the pandemic

Last year I co-sponsored legislation (SB1405) that became law to ensure individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, and other healthcare facility residents are permitted to have visitors during a public health…

Monday, October 30, 2023
Small Business Seminar in Collinsville Nov. 1

Don’t forget! Madison County Community Development and the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois will be hosting a Small Business Seminar. Registration is free!

Saturday, October 28, 2023
National First Responders Day

This National First Responders Day we honor the courage and commitment of our police, fire, EMS, and dispatchers. Thank you to all these heroes who work every day to keep…

Friday, October 27, 2023
Rep. Meier and Advocates Defend Jobs for Workers with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their advocates joined State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield on Wednesday to send a message to…

Friday, October 27, 2023
News Update

This week the House was in Springfield on Tuesday and Wednesday for Veto Session and Thursday’s session was canceled. Over the two days, there was very little work done with…

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Rep. Meier Defends Jobs for Workers with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

“We are here to protect the jobs of our residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” – Rep. Meier

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Who: Assistant Republican Leader Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), State Representative Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville), John Huelskamp, Executive Director of Community Link, and employees and providers impacted by the legislation. What: Lawmakers and…

Monday, October 23, 2023
Meier Tours Workshop for People with Disabilities

Friday, October 20, 2023
News Update

First of all, thank you to everyone who attended our Senior Fair! It was very successful and I hope that those who attended enjoyed it and that the vendors were…

Thursday, October 19, 2023
Leader Haas Joins Leader Charlie Meier in Urging “Help Protect Us and Improve Our Home” Plan to Reform State Developmental Centers Following Reports of Abuse at Shapiro Developmental Center

In response to recent reports of abuse at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee, House Assistant Minority Leader Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) is joining Assistant Minority Leader Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) in…