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Friday, August 9, 2019
Meeting with local chambers

It was nice to sit down with members of the local chambers of commerce from Vermilion and Iroquois counties last week at Greg’s Bar & Grill in Watseka. Alec Laird…


Friday, July 19, 2019
Meeting to discuss flood prevention

I was glad to meet with officials from Iroquois and Kankakee counties recently regarding flooding issues which affect not just those two counties but our entire region. Flooding is unlike…


Friday, July 12, 2019
Saluting local veterans

It was my honor to participate in several 4th of July events throughout the district last weekend. I was especially proud to present Commander Lyle Kofoot of the Watseka American…


Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Highway renamed for local fallen firefighter

It was a great honor to be part of the ceremony to recognize Firefighter Dana Schoolman and his family. Dana was killed in the line of duty on the way…


Friday, June 21, 2019
Honoring a fallen hero

I was glad to be part of the Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for U.S. Army SPC Phillip Pannier in Metamora at the Village Square last week. There was wonderful support…


Friday, June 14, 2019
Discussing road projects in Clifton

Since the legislature adjourned for the summer, I have been traveling the district meeting with as many people as possible, sharing Springfield updates and hearing your questions and concerns. Last…


Friday, May 24, 2019
Watseka awarded flood prevention grant

Persistence, commitment and dedication paid off for the city and the citizens off Watseka this week as we celebrated the official awarding of $5.3 million to the city for a…


Friday, May 17, 2019
Touring Iroquois County

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…


Friday, May 10, 2019
TECH 2019 students visit the Capitol

I was proud this week to welcome to the Capitol several groups of local students visiting for Tech Day 2019. Students from schools across the state came to Springfield to…


Friday, April 26, 2019
U of I health care forum

I was glad to be part of a panel discussion on health care with Margaret Foran Vaughn, Sinead Rice Madigan and a group of University of Illinois Health Care Policy…