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  • 50th District Update: Challenges Remain

    This week offered more challenges for our communities along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. In the small Greene County town of Hillview, a levee breach sent flood waters rushing through the streets, leaving several families trapped. Luckily, our amazing first responders were able to quickly swoop in and rescue everyone. There was no loss of life, which is the most important thing; however, the water left behind a terrible mess and damage that will require a very long cleanup effort... read more...
  • Governor signs Sen McCann’s new safety legislation into law

    The Illinois Department of Transportation will now be required to erect temporary stop signs when an existing stop sign is destroyed or damaged thanks to legislation passed by State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) and signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner... read more...
  • Senator McCann joins IEMA officials to inspect flood damage in Hillview

    State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) met with Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Director James Joseph to inspect flood damage in the town of Hillview caused by a levee breach during heavy rainfall... read more...
  • 50th District Update: Remembering our heroes

    This week, I had the truly humbling experience of helping to dedicate the "Trooper Bernard Skeeters Memorial Overpass" near Williamsville. If you're not familiar with the story of Trooper Skeeters, he perished in the line of duty in a horrific multi-vehicle accident in the early 1980s... read more...
  • Memorial to fallen ISP Trooper Skeeters dedicated

    State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) joined with officials from the Illinois State Police (ISP), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the family of fallen ISP Trooper Bernard Skeeters to dedicate the Stuttle Road I-55 overpass as the “Trooper Bernard D. Skeeters Memorial Overpass” during a ceremony July 17 in Williamsville... read more...

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Communities rally together to battle record flood levels.



Senator Sam McCann meets with local officials to assist their efforts to battle flooding along the Illinois River.



Senator Sam McCann, a Sangamon County farmer, and an expert agronomist weigh in on planting progress, the 2015 crop outlook, and the importance of good communication between ag professionals and lawmakers.


Thousands of gun owners march to the Illinois State Capitol for the 2015 Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD).


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