Rep. Keicher appointed to Higher Education, Veterans’ Affairs Committees

State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, has been appointed to the 18-member Higher Education Committee for the 2019-2021 legislative session, this following his appointment last week to the committee on Higher Education-Appropriations. Keicher will now serve on both Illinois House committees responsible for approving higher education funding and policy legislation, just as he did following his July 2018 appointment to fill the vacancy of former Representative Bob Pritchard.

“The students, faculty and staff of Northern Illinois University & Kishwaukee College deserve to have a strong voice on every state policy and funding decision made in Springfield that impacts our state universities,” Representative Keicher said. “I am committed to leveraging my position on both higher education committees to be a relentless advocate for NIU & Kish in 2019 and beyond. That work continues immediately.”

Representative Keicher has also been appointed to the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which will oversee the water system upgrades and building renovations in progress at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy.

“As a young man I learned many lessons from two amazing Korean Conflict Veterans, both my grandfathers, concerning the ownership of our circumstances and seeking to make them better.  Lessons they both attribute to their time in the service.  I am committed to ensuring that our veterans receive the care they deserve and the benefits they have earned,” Keicher said. “To make sure there is awareness, I provide a free brochure on my website,, that lists all the benefits and resources available to Illinois veterans. Those without internet access are welcome to call my district office to request a paper copy be mailed to them.”

Representative Keicher serves the 70th District, which includes most of DeKalb County along with portions of western Kane County and eastern Boone County.