State Senator Chuck Weaver

Senator Chuck Weaver

State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) announced Thursday he's retiring at the end of his term. 

In his place, Widmer Fabrics CEO Win Stoller will fill the Republican nomination for the district, which stretches from Peoria to Galesburg. 

"With Central Illinois at a turning point, everyone must serve where they can cause positive change," Weaver said in a statement. "I believe I can now make the most positive impact closer to home by serving my community in a different position of service." 

Midstate College via Facebook

Republican State Senator Chuck Weaver says it’s up to everyone to champion workforce development after Midstate College’s closure announcement.

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Senator Chuck Weaver

State Senator Chuck Weaver has announced his committee assignments for the 101st General Assembly.

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio


Two state lawmakers, who previously served on Peoria City Council, are pushing legislation they say would make private utility companies more accountable to customers.