Shimkus seeks valentines for veterans and people actively serving

Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois is asking people in the state’s 15th District to participate in his annual Valentines for Heroes program.

A news release sent Thursday says the congressman’s district offices will collect valentines until Feb. 5, and then distribute them throughout the region to Veterans Administration and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.

Valentines can be dropped off or mailed to Shimkus at any of his district offices:

15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062

City Hall Room 12, 110 East Locust Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946

101 North Fourth Street, Suite 303, Effingham, IL 62401

201 North Vermilion Street, Suite 218, Danville, IL 61832

Participating constituents are asked to return signed valentines without addressing them to a specific person; without signing their last name or including their address; and without sealing them in individual envelopes. The congressman’s office says all the valentines will be reviewed for content and appropriateness before distribution,

You can call the Shimkus’ Maryville Office at 618-288-7190 if you have questions about the program. 

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