Congressman Shimkus is accepting military applications

Illinois 15th District Congressman John Shimkus is now accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies.  High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for 2018 admission. To be eligible for a nomination, a candidate must be an American citizen, at least 17 years old and no more than 23 years old on July 1, 2018, not married, under no legal obligation to support a child, and a legal resident of the 15th District of Illinois.Students should complete the application available online at and return it by November 1st to the Congressman’s Maryville district office. More information is available by calling (618) 288-7190.