(BENTON, IL) — Chief United States District Judge Michael J. Reagan has announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois will host a Congressional Swearing-In Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Benton Civic Center. Congressman John Shimkus, Congressman Rodney Davis, and newly elected Congressman Mike Bost will take a ceremonial oath of office before their constituents, family, and friends. The public is invited to witness this historic event. Congressmen Shimkus, Davis, and Bost took the official oath of office on January 6. The Congressmen represent portions of the Southern District of Illinois, which is one of three federal judicial districts in Illinois and is comprised of the 38 southernmost counties. Congressman Shimkus started his tenth term in the House of Representatives; Congressman Davis started his second term; and Congressman Bost started his first term. The Benton Civic Center is located at 414 West Hudelson Street, Benton Illinois. For more information about this event, contact Justine Flanagan, Acting Clerk of Court, at justine_flanagan@ilsd.uscourts.gov or 618/482-9373.

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