Rep. Sue Scherer
E-2 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-0354 FAX
1301 E. Mound Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-9659 FAX
Full-time legislator; former public school teacher of 34 years in Decatur and Maroa-Forsyth; graduate, St. Teresa High School in Decatur; B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., Eastern Illinois University; has four children and five grandchildren.
Scherer Highlights CEJA Funding for Communities Undergoing Energy Transitions, Encourages Them to Apply
DECATUR, Ill. – To assist eligible localities throughout the state transition to clean energy, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is encouraging eligible communities to apply for the Energy Transition Community (ETC) grant, a $40 million initiative funded under the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA).
Scherer Highlights Creation of State Funded UIS Innovation Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is highlighting a new state project to bring a University of Illinois Springfield Innovation Center to downtown Springfield, using a $15 million investment to repurpose a building previously owned by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.
Rep. Scherer Attends Carbon Capture Pilot Groundbreaking Ceremony, Highlights Need for Energy Investment
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, and community leaders broke ground on a carbon capture project at Springfield’s City, Water, Light, and Power coal plant Thursday, which was funded by a joint investment of $47 million investment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and $20 million from the state of Illinois.
Scherer Passes Bill to Support Springfield High Speed Rail Corridor
DECATUR, Ill. — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, that would trigger three land transfers throughout the state of Illinois, passed the Illinois House of Representatives Thursday.
Scherer to Host Back to School Bash
DECATUR, Ill. – To celebrate the upcoming academic year, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, in partnership with Sista Girls and Friends and West Side New Creations, will be hosting a Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Illinois, 55S Country Club Road in Decatur.
Scherer Celebrates Upcoming Tax Holiday for School Supplies
DECATUR, Ill. — As the new academic year quickly approaches, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is highlighting the upcoming sales tax holiday on certain clothing and school-related items that will take place August 5-14.
Scherer Introduces Bill to Help Feed Foster Children
DECATUR, Ill. – In continuation of her support for children in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, introduced legislation that would expand public food assistance to foster families in Illinois, regardless of income.
Scherer-Backed Bill to Ensure Insurance Coverage of Glucose Monitors Becomes Law
DECATUR, Ill. – A bill co-sponsored by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, that requires health insurance policies to cover continuous glucose monitors for diabetes patients was recently signed into law.
Rep. Scherer’s Bill to Protect Children from Sex Offenders Becomes Law
DECATUR, Ill. – A bill introduced by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, that prohibits child sex offenders from being employed at carnivals or fairs was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Rep. Scherer Highlights Co-Responders Pilot Program Coming to Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of her commitment to improving public safety, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, celebrates the passage of House Bill 4736, which creates the Co-Responder Pilot Program. The Scherer-backed bill is part of a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at increasing public safety by supporting law enforcement and tackling the root causes of crime.