Rep. Keith Wheeler improves constituent access to state government while saving taxpayer dollars

When State Representative Keith Wheeler heard the cost to translate the Illinois General Assembly's website into one other language could be as high as $1.5 million, he knew he could find a better solution. One that was significantly less expensive and more inclusive.

Using a free internet tool he set up a translated version of the website for several different languages. Anyone with access to the internet can now access a translated version of in any of the most common languages spoken in Illinois simply by clicking on the links below:

Spanish Español
Arabic عربي               
Hindi  हिन्दी      
Chinese (Simplified) 中文简体               
Chinese (Traditional) 中文繁體                
Japanese 日本語 
Korean 한국어             
Russian Русский 
French Français    
German Deutsch             
Italian Italiano           
Polish Polski        
Greek  Ελληνικά            

The Illinois General Assembly website contains legislator profiles, full text of all legislation introduced in the House of Representatives and State Senate, live audio and video feeds of legislative session and committee hearings; and a wide variety of other legislative information and support services.