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  • Kennedy County Press Release – One Last Retreat

    Name Morgan Riley and John Skinner Final Retreat Ceremony FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Morgan Riley 18 June 2015 County: Kennedy Room Number: 515 One Last Retreat 18 June 2015 at Illinois Premier Boys State Tonight at 6:15pm, the 80th Boys State will undergo its final retreat ceremony of the week. Campers will come together at […]

  • Individual Sport Competition Winners Announced

    Every year in addition to the team sport competitions, Boys State holds a Tennis and a Table Tennis tournament. This year, the winners of both tournaments were members of Gleason county. The winner of this year’s Table Tennis tournament is Sage Pearson of Toulon, IL. The Tennis tournament winner is Isiah Galve of Volo, IL. […]

  • Justice of Impeach?

    Boys’ State News Network picked up on a plan to impeach Supreme Court Justice Matt Mulligan. Eddie VanZandt and Jake Mueller interviewed Hayes County Justice John Szczap for more details on the controversy: Szczap- “So here’s what happened: on the first day, the Supreme Court Justices from Stelle and Keller were not there because their […]

  • Federalist Party Convention

    The Federalist Party Convention began with a quick county role and a Boy’s State News Network broadcast. Model County awards were announced, with Keller winning East Model County, Stelle winning West Model County, and Kennedy winning Overall Model County. Party Chairman Henry Steck called the meeting to order and opened with a speech, in which […]

  • 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 […]