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The arts continue to face enormous challenges in retaining the funding provided by governmental entities. One of our most important state agencies is the Illinois Arts Council. It was created by the General Assembly in 1965 to encourage the development of the arts throughout Illinois.

The agency is governed by a board, comprised of up to 35 private citizens appointed by the Governor for a four year term. Council members serve in a volunteer capacity.  Funding for the IAC is appropriated by the Illinois State Legislature with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please continue to write or call your local, state and federal legislators reminding them how vital the arts are to our community and encourage them to keep the arts a part of future program funding. Below is a list of our current local, state, and federal legislators.

United States Senate

SENATOR DICK DURBIN 
Assistant Democratic Leader
Springfield Office:
525 South 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217-492-4062 phone
217-492-4382 fax
http://durbin.senate.gov/index.cfm

SENATOR MARK KIRK
607 East Adams, Suite 1520
Springfield, IL  62701
217-492-5089 phone
217-492-5099 fax 
http://kirk.senate.gov/

United States House of Representatives

CONGRESSMAN BOBBY SCHILLING 
17th District of Illinois
507 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20515-1317
202-225-5905 - Washington
309-757-7630 - Peoria
http://schilling.house.gov/

CONGRESSMAN TIM JOHNSON
15th District of Illinois
Bloomington Office:
1 Brickyard Dr., Ste 201
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-663-7049 phone
309-663-9880 fax
http://www.house.gov/timjohnson/

Illinois State Senate

SENATOR KYLE McCARTER
51st District
Springfield Office:
309A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-872-5755 phone
217-782-7818 fax

SENATOR BILL BRADY
44st District
Springfield Office:
105D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-872-6216 phone
217-782-0116 fax
http://brady.senategop.net/

Illinois State House of Representatives

REPRESENTATIVE ADAM BROWN
101st District
Springfield Office:
242 West Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782- phone
217-782- fax

District Office
101 S. Main Street LL3
Decatur, IL  62523
217- 791-5280 phone
217- 791-5275 fax

REPRESENTATIVE BILL MITCHELL
87st District
Springfield Office:
240-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-8163 phone
217-782-1139 fax
http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=948

District Office:
332 W. Marion, Ste N-1
Forsyth, IL 62535
217-876-1968 phone
217-876-1937 fax

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