(MT. VERNON, IL) — Congressman John Shimkus is scheduled to make a swing through the region today. Shimkus will be on a tour of South Central Illinois touting efforts made in Congress to make the Veterans Administration more accessible to veterans and accountable to taxpayers, as well as other legislation to expand job opportunities for our nation’s heroes. He will visit Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Harrisburg, Mt. Vernon, Effingham, and Mattoon.