JacobsWelcome2014Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my legislative website.  It is my honor to serve the citizens of the 36th Senate District in the Illinois General Assembly.  On this website, you can learn a little bit about me, my record in the General Assembly, and the services I can provide you.

Right now, my top priorities are bringing more jobs to to our area, increasing economic development in the region, finding a responsible budget solution, and putting an end to business as usual in Springfield.  I am most proud of the projects that have come to the 36th District including the expansions of Western Illinois University, the Northeast Sports Complex in East Moline, and the expansion of Douglas Park in the City of Rock Island.

I always welcome feedback from my constituents, so if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact me.   


Mike Jacobs
36th Legislative District

Photo-Chamber and Jacobs host successful workshop for local businessesIn partnership with the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) hosted a workshop for local businesses.

"We appreciate the Senator's efforts to help bring state officials to the Sauk Valley to meet with employers one-on-one to discuss unemployment insurance issues," said Executive Director Kim Ewoldsen. "The Illinois Department of Employment Security has been a good partner to the Chamber and we work hard to provide our members with programs like this they can directly benefit from."

With instruction from IDES, local business people learned about available tax credits, the Illinois labor market and how best to navigate the unemployment insurance system. The workshop also included role play activities based on actual cases and unemployment hearings.

"As we look for economic development opportunities, we need to build and strengthen our partnerships with local businesses," said Jacobs. "I'm happy we were able to provide local businesses with information on resources to hire new employees and in the process save money."

PHOTO- Senator Mike Jacobs tours hospital constructionState Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) toured construction work at UnityPoint Health-Trinity in Rock Island with President Richard Seidler and Project Manager Bryan Garter. The construction project is using 125 local skilled workers on a daily basis.

Trinity is currently in the process of expanding its Heart Center and emergency department construction will be completed in April of 2015.

hungerCurrently, one in five children across the nation are struggling to meet their nutritional needs.  To raise awareness for Hunger Action Month, State Senator Mike Jacobs is hosting a district wide food and fund drive to benefit the Riverbend Foodbank September 15 through September 30.

“I wanted to take an opportunity to raise awareness on this extremely important issue,” said Jacobs.  “Children coming to school hungry are placed at an unfair disadvantage. If we want to continue to grow as a region, it’s important for us to remember hunger isn’t a seasonal issue but a yearlong battle for many.”  

Jacobs recognizes Riverbend Foodbank’s need for donations does not end with the holiday season. Local food and fund drives are the key sources of food and funding in their effort to alleviate hunger in our community. To make a monetary donation visit www.riverbendfoodbank.org/donate.htm


Jacobs090914Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH), in partnership with Augustana College and the City of Rock Island, broke ground for a new construction housing effort, known as Villas at College Hill on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The project will create three new construction homes in the College Circle Neighborhood, off 30th Street across from Augustana College in Rock Island.


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Office Info

Springfield Office:
Senator 36th District
123 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706 
(217) 782-5957 
District Office:
606 19th Street
Moline, IL  61265 
(309) 797-0001
(309) 797-0003 FAX


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