Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) announced he will spend his first constituent work week, beginning next Monday, conducting a “Southern Illinois Jobs Tour.”  The tour will take him to every corner of the 12th Congressional District holding roundtable meetings, education-related forums, and industry tours focused on job growth and empowering middle class families.

“As a small business owner and lifelong Southern Illinoisan, I know there’s no more important issue to our district than jobs,” said Bost.  “I look forward to spending my first full week home talking about jobs and economic growth with small business owners, community leaders, and hardworking families from across the district.  The House has already passed important bipartisan legislation to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and lessen the burden of Washington regulation on job creators, and I’m excited to hear from my constituents on those issues as well.”

Local media is invited unless otherwise indicated below.


Monday, February 16


Agriculture Tour at Prairie Farms

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

742 N. Illinois Avenue

Carbondale, IL  62901


Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Lunch

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

17th Street BBQ

32 North 17th Street

Murphysboro, IL  62966


Good Samaritan House

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

701 South Marion Street

Carbondale, IL  62901


Tuesday, February 17


Continental Tire Plant Tour*

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

11525 North IL Route 142

Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

*Also attending: Rep. John Shimkus (IL-13) and State Rep. Terri Bryant (IL-115)


Roundtable Lunch with Local Business Owners (CLOSED TO MEDIA)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, IL 62824


Walgreens Distribution Center Tour (CLOSED TO MEDIA)

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, IL  62864

Wednesday, February 18


Southwestern Illinois College--Industrial Technology Center Tour

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

4950 Maryville Road

Granite City, IL  62221


Rep. Mike Bost Belleville Office Open House

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

23 Public Square

Belleville, IL  62220


Hardhat Tour at Metro East Industries (CLOSED TO MEDIA)

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

East St. Louis, IL  62205

Thursday, February 19


Veterans’ Healthcare and Jobs Tour of John Cochran VA Center (CLOSED TO MEDIA)

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

St. Louis, MO  63106



Friday, February 20

Shawnee Community College

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

8364 Shawnee College Road

Ullin, IL  62962


Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

SIU Student Center Ballroom

Carbondale, IL  62903