Session was unexpectedly cancelled last Friday, so I spent the day visiting some of our neighbors in Iroquois County as part of National Small Business Week. We are lucky to have so many hard working, dedicated small businesspeople in our district.
I stopped in at Shorty’s in Watseka for breakfast. There was some great food and conversations! I thanked Dan McCullough for having a business in Watseka and in Illinois. I also had a nice conversation with Carola Good about NAPA and the 20 locations which they have in Illinois and Indiana. It is great to have NAPA and Roger in Illinois. I was glad to visit with Jim Mowrey of Mowrey Auction Co. in Milford. It is a great operation and I appreciate all they do for the community. Lunch was at the Cissna Park Family Restaurant for some more good food and conversation. Thank you for having a business in Illinois. During the course of the day I also dropped in to see Jim Devine, the State’s Attorney in Iroquois County as well as Joe Lyznicki and Bob Burd from Country Financial for some discussions of all that is happening in state government. It was nice to talk with Robin Schuldt at True Value in Cissna Park, where they are getting ready for spring gardening season at long last. I spent a few minutes with Les Seggebruch of Seggebruch Insurance Agency, another important business with a lot of community involvement in Cissna Park. It was a nice way to spend a lovely spring day in the 106th District, and I am grateful not only for the time these businesspeople provided me, but for all they and so many other small businesses do for our communities.