Rep. Jerry F. Costello II

(D-Smithton)
116th District
Rep Jerry Costello II

Springfield Office:
200-7S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-1018
(217) 558-4502 FAX

District Office:
124 Locust Street
Red Bud, IL  62278
(618) 282-7284
(618) 282-7286 FAX

Biography
Financial adviser; born February 13, 1969 in Belleville, IL; graduate, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; former paratrooper, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm; former patrolman and assistant chief of police; member, Fraternal Order of Police, Laborers International Union of Northern America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Catholic War Veterans; member, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleville; married, has three children.

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, and state Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, are demanding a full investigation and legislative hearings into why Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has not taken aggressive action to provide better care for veterans living in state-run veteran homes and to prevent them from dying from avoidable diseases.

Costello Memorializes Pearl Harbor Day

Costello Memorializes Pearl Harbor Day

SMITHTON, ILL. – On the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, state Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, encourages residents to remember those who gave their life in the service of their country on that fateful day.

Costello Applauds IEMA Funding for Monroe, Perry Counties

Costello Applauds IEMA Funding for Monroe, Perry Counties

RED BUD, Ill. – In a time where natural and manmade disasters occur far too frequently, state Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, is applauding the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for awarding nearly $50,000 to Monroe and Perry Counties’ emergency...

Costello Named to Agriculture Education Shortage Task Force

Costello Named to Agriculture Education Shortage Task Force

RED BUD, Ill. – In recognition of his leadership in agriculture education, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, has been named to the House Agriculture Education Shortage Task Force to help explore and find solutions to the challenges of hiring and retaining...

Costello Fights for More Funding for Local Schools

Costello Fights for More Funding for Local Schools

RED BUD Ill. – In an effort to reform school funding, and secure more funding for local schools, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, voted for legislation that would increase funding to schools in the 116th district by over $2 million. “The school funding formula...

Costello Gives Per Diem, Travel Reimbursements back to State

Costello Gives Per Diem, Travel Reimbursements back to State

RED BUD Ill. – In solidarity with taxpayers in his district, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, has refused all per diem and travel reimbursements paid to legislators for special session, as called by the governor. “The hardworking taxpayers in our Southern...

Costello Releases Statement on Budget Work

Costello Releases Statement on Budget Work

SPRINGFIELD Ill. – State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, released the following statement urging renewed state budget negotiations: “The Legislature and the governor have a lot of work to do to end this crisis and pass a budget for Illinois. I remain ready to do...