Welcome to my legislative website. I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 48th District. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield. Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you.

It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

State Senator Andy Manar
48th Legislative District

save the museumSPRINGFIELD— The Illinois State Museum closed its doors indefinitely Wednesday, based on action taken by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The State Museum in Springfield and the museum system were shuttered by the Department of Natural Resources even though employees are working and still being paid.

State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) issued the following statement opposing the closure:

“The situation with the State Museum is embarrassing and ridiculous.

“There are countless economic and cultural reasons that have been documented to keep the museum open and operational, but there is only one reason it is closed: Because Bruce Rauner wants it closed.

“Right now the workers are being paid, they are still showing up to work and the layoffs Rauner announced are on hold. Locking taxpayers out of a fully staffed facility doesn’t save any money. It just seems mean spirited and backwards.

“Instead, today should be an opportunity for the governor to show some good faith, take a leadership role and reverse this decision. I will continue to demand that he does.”

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