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  • Emergency Media Mischief

    In a wild turn of events, the state election results have been quite a rollercoaster for our candidates. We have witnessed a write-in candidate win the governor’s position for the second time in Illinois Boys State history. David Nkansah Stole the election with a whopping 261 votes. We have also come to a tie in […]

  • Gazza City Public Works Project

    Earlier today, I witnessed the construction of a public works project in Gazza City, Gleason County. Construction started after the room of a counselor was deemed a health hazard, then became condemned as unsafe to enter. After the room had been sectioned off, it was decided by several citizens that a memorial would be erected […]

  • State Party Primary Elections

    Both the Nationalist and Federalist party primary elections were held today before lunch. Each party had many, many candidates for every office and every single one gave very, very compelling speeches. Although many candidates displayed all the qualities necessary for governorship, only one candidate for every position could be filled.   The Federalist nominees are […]

  • Citizen News Report

    Today was voting day for the state primaries! The results are in, so be sure to check them out on the Illinois Boys State website, under live updates, elections.   In other news, the orations on Abraham Lincoln were also due today. Essays are due tomorrow. With a $2000 scholarship on the line, these activities […]

  • Busy Day Reported by House of Representatives

    Early information out of the legislative watch correspondents is that the House of Representatives were quite busy today, with a number of bills being submitted and discussed. We look forward to hearing more details soon and will post those details on the Governmental Affairs page as soon as we can. Keep checking in for more […]

  • Election Interjections

    The 2017 Illinois Premier Boy’s State is currently in its fourth day of administration and there have been many elections and many candidates that have ran and won. With each election, comes into power a host of effective leaders that administrate and make up what this State is and represents. Every single citizen in this […]

  • Meet The Counties: 1st Edition

    Welcome to our first installment of Meet the Counties. Here we will be covering all the events and  All of the counties in the Boys State Premiere Event have tried their hardest and help make the program what it is today. The program has blossomed and will continue to in every aspect. The most important […]

  • Leadership Announcement

    The House of Representatives would like to announce it’s leadership for the 2017 session of Boys State. This year’s Speaker of the House of Representatives is Marc Antonucci (Lake Forest) of Savage County. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is James Holmes (Lake Forest) of Conatser County. Good luck to you both with your […]

  • Leadership Announcement

    The Senate would like to take this opportunity to announce it’s leadership for the 2017 session of Boys State. The new President of the Senate is Dane Sorensen (Bloomington) of Hayes County. The new Secretary of the Senate is Simon Lee (Skokie) of Gleason County. Best of luck to you both in your new positions.

  • Leadership Announcement

    The Supreme Court would like to take this opportunity to announce that this year’s Boys State Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is Rafael Torres of Savage County. Good luck with your new responsibilities.

  • House of Representatives Announce Formation of a Boys State Program Committee

    In an official communication from the House of Representatives, it is announced that a Boys State Program Committee has been formed. This committee has within it’s purview the directive to develop legislation relating directly with the Boys State Constitution. The committee shall also work on and present any recommendations that may arise regarding the Boys […]

  • House of Representatives Announce Formation of PAC/Lobbyist Committee

    In an official communication Monday, the House of Representatives announced that a House PAC/Lobbyist Committee has been formed. This committee has been given the directive to directly work with outside sources, such as PACs or lobbyists. Once the discussions have concluded the committee will decide what legislation, if any, will be drafted for review and/or […]