U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville)An Illinois congressman representing portions of Central and Southern Illinois is in the race for another term. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) is making a campaign announcement tour today (Monday), which started this morning in Danville, with further stops in Charleston, Salem and Troy.


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Shimkus, 55, was first elected in 1996, so he will be seeking a 10th term, even though he pledged during the 1996 campaign not to serve more than six terms.
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