• 2016 State Elected Officials Announced

    The State General Election has concluded and the winners have been sworn in. Congrats to those who succeeded in winning their elections, and well done to all of those who ran in both the general and the primary elections. Your 2016 Governor, is Kevin Mallady of Danville. The new Lt. Governor is Archit Dhar of […]

  • Oration Finalists Announced

    The 2016 oration contest finalists were announced. The second and final round of the contest will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30pm at Lumpkin Auditorium. The list of finalists in alphabetical order and not speaking order are as follows: Brunner, Trevor – Hayes Dhar, Archit – Gleason Duffy, Chris – Stelle Gajula, Tejas – Hayes […]

  • Upcoming State Conventions

    The time is approaching for what is for many the most memorable part of the week here. The primary election convention speeches. There will be some seriousness, some music, some genuine comedy. It is interesting to see what ways the citizens come up with to make themselves stand out among all of the other candidates. […]

  • Momentum is Building

    As we reach midday on Monday, you can really feel the energy around campus. Classes have started, the second election cycle, this time for county offices, is about over. The first city council meetings have occurred, alliances are being made, planning for future events are underway. The citizens are learning how to work with the […]

  • State Treasurer Visits Boys State

    It should come as little surprise to anyone that Illinois Premier Boys State affords invaluable experiences and opportunities to each and every one of its citizens. Moreover, when Michael Frerichs, a distinguished member of the program’s 55th session, rose to the position of Illinois State Treasurer, the occasion was met with a feeling of reverence. […]

  • Memorial Service Remembers the Past

    Sunday night’s General Assembly is not really an assembly in the usual meaning of the word. There are no discussions of Model County, no chanting or cheering by the citizens. It is a solemn gathering of citizens of all ages to gather together and reflect on the past, contemplate the present and dream for the […]

  • City Elections Kick Off Across Boys State

    Last night the citizens of Boys State got their first taste of the election process by taking part in their party’s city caucuses. Through various methods the city level party leadership worked with the rest of the party members to determine the candidates that will fill this first ballot of the week. As this is […]

  • Moving Towards the Future

    Saturday, we welcomed to Eastern University and the American Legion Premier Illinois Boys State program another group of young men to a week of growth, learning, and fun. These young men represent the future. The future of our state, our country, our society. The more they learn, not just here but in their schools and […]

  • 2015 Samsung Scholarship Winner Announced

    The 2015 Samsung Scholarship winner has been announced. This year’s winner of a $1,000 state level scholarship and who is also eligible for a $20,000 national level scholarship is Charles Edward Massie of Manteno, IL.

  • Kennedy County Press Release – Photo Ballot Bill

    Name Morgan Riley and John Skinner Photo Ballot Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Morgan Riley 18 June 2015 County: Kennedy Room Number: 515 Photo Ballot Bill 18 June 2015 at Illinois Premier Boys State Today, Senator Pat McGrath led the Boys State Senate in passing a new bill. This bill states that candidates on all […]