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  • Kennedy County Press Release – Contests

    Name Michael “Dirty” McGerty Title Essay and Oratorical Cont. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael “Dirty” McGerty County: Kennedy Room Number: 523 Press Release for Essay and Oratorical Contests 6/18/15 – Eastern Illinois University This week featured many competitions around campus, but two of the most prestigious are the Oratorical Contest and the Essay Contest. The […]

  • Kennedy County Press Release – Ultimate Frisbee

    Name: Abyn Yacob Title: Kennedy County Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Abyn Yacob Thursday, June 18, 2015 Room Number: 525 Kennedy County Press Release June 18, 2015 Yesterday in the Senate a Bill was passed that made Ultimate Frisbee an official sport. This will take effect next year at the 81st Illinois Boys State. […]

  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Named

    The Boys State Supreme Court has announced the selection of the Chief Justice for the 2015 session. This year’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is Matt Mulligan of Libertyville and Geiger County. Congratulations to Matt and the rest of the Supreme Court for being selected to those roles.

  • Senate Leadership Announced

    The Boys State Senate has announced it’s leadership for the 2015 session. The Senate elected as its President Alex Baston of Bushnell, IL and Conatser County. Assisting him as the Senate Secretary is Colton King of Canton, IL and Stelle County. Congratulations to you both and best wishes for the rest of the legislative session.

  • House of Representatives Leadership Announced

    The Boys State House of Representatives would like to announce the leadership of the 2015 session. Elected as Speaker of the House is Daniel Venetucci of McHenry, IL and a member of Hayes County. Assisting him as the Clerk of the House is Alec Johnson of Clarendon Hills, IL and a member of Savage County.

  • Boys State Media Productions Ad

    Despite its primary billing as a camp about politics and government, the American Legion’s Illinois Premier Boy’s State also features many different activities and programs to satisfy young men from all walks of life. The program offers several different sports from football to soccer, a quiz bowl tournament, a band composed of percussion, woodwind, and […]

  • State Official General Election Candidates Announced

    The individuals listed below won their primary elections and will be moving on to the general election. Congratulations to all of those listed for making it this far. Good luck at the general caucus and the elections in the morning Federalist Primary Election Results For Governor For Attorney General Kyle Robinson Scott Walker For Lt. […]

  • Oration Finalists Announced

    The following citizens have been selected to compete in the final round of the 2015 Oration Competition. This event is open to all citizens to attend, will take place at 12:30 on Thursday in Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030. Note: this is *not* the same place the competitors met today for the first round. The following […]

  • Primary Candidates Announced

    The full list of State Office Primary Candidates were released and are able to be viewed below. Good luck to all candidates. 2015 Federalist Party State Primary Candidates 2015 Nationalist Party State Primary Candidates

  • Quiz Bowl Comeback

    For those who would prefer an academic challenge to an athletic one, there is an option for you: Quiz Bowl. Just like all the other Boys State competitive activities, Quiz Bowl got off to a fast start. Quiz Bowl is a trivia challenge with teams of up to five on a side competing against one […]

  • Monday General Assembly

    Yesterday’s General Assembly proved to be another event-filled gathering that the citizens found exciting, entertaining, and inspiring. The band skillfully played such tunes as ‘Pink Panther,’ ‘Tequila,’ ‘Land of 1000 Dances,’ and Lion King’s ‘In The Jungle’ and their effort kept the crowd pumped. The usual banter ensued between the counties, with renditions of ‘Down […]

  • Nationalist Committee Meets

    Earlier this morning, Nationalist leaders met in Coleman Hall to develop a party platform. Among others, the group included Party Chairman Gabriel Sowards (Geiger), Vice Chairman Max Nalepa (Hayes), and Party Secretary August Gress (Keller). The committee met to discuss a common campaign strategy moving into the state elections. A brief list of principles was […]