Scherer Legislation Promotes Work-Based Learning in Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Working to improve job creation and economic opportunity, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is advancing legislation to create a work-based learning database in Illinois schools. “An important part of our education system is teaching students the...

Scherer Legislation Studies Student Credit Card Debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To help combat predatory lending against college students, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is sponsoring legislation to study student credit card debt and the way students are targeted by credit card companies.  “Most students end up with some...

Scherer Responds to Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, released the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly: “Illinois is still digging out from years of budget stalemate and financial crisis under the...

Scherer Welcomes Local Pastor to Deliver Opening Prayer

DECATUR, Ill. – Pastor Silas Johnson of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield delivered the invocation to the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday as a guest of state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur.  “The opening prayer in the House is a sacred moment where we...

Scherer Explains Job as Legislator to Our Lady of Lourdes Students

DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, visited with students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Decatur last week to help teach young people about government and the importance of the democratic process.“As a former teacher, it’s always a special day when I...