MARYVILLE –  An aide to Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) will be available in Clay County and Wayne County next week to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the staff member will be at the Flora City Hall, located at 131 E. 2nd St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Fairfield City Hall, located at 109 NE Second St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Constituents who need assistance with a federal issue but are not available at either time period can call the congressman’s Maryville office at 618-288-7190.