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Friday, March 13, 2020
Busy week for ag

Last weekend I spoke at the Livingston County Farm Bureau’s legislative breakfast. It was a good opportunity to visit and provide a Springfield update, as well as hear what is…


Friday, March 6, 2020
Touring Illinois’ carbon sequestration facility

A couple of weeks ago I told you about legislation I am sponsoring which would create regulatory rules for the process of carbon sequestration in Illinois. This clean-energy process allows…


Friday, February 28, 2020
Congratulations to Rob Schmitt

Our area is fortunate to have some excellent facilities for treating our health care needs. One of these is Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. I was honored recently to…


Friday, February 21, 2020
School construction task force meets

I am glad to be a member of the state’s School Construction Task Force, which has been meeting since the fall. We met again last week to continue the discussion…


Friday, February 14, 2020
Spaghetti and conversation in Goodfield

I attended the 70th annual community spaghetti supper in Goodfield recently. There was great support from the community and a wonderful turnout. Thanks to the organizers for letting me help…


Friday, February 7, 2020
Support for youth center in Gilman

I had a great time with Ray Smith and his team of volunteers, as well as the more than 70 youth they serve at The Garage in Gilman. It is…


Friday, January 31, 2020
Speaking at 8th grade career day

Every time I speak to a group of students I am encouraged about the future of our state and our nation. Our democracy can only endure if the younger generation…


Friday, January 24, 2020
Great crowd at the Watseka FFA lunch

We had great turnout for the Watseka FFA lunch and auction. This is an important cause because these students are the future leaders of Illinois’ largest and most important industry….


Thursday, January 16, 2020
Discussing land banks with local treasurers

I was glad to have several of our local county treasurers join us in Springfield last Friday to meet with the Illinois Housing Development Authority for a discussion about land…


Friday, January 10, 2020
Speaking with students in Milford

Just before the holiday break I visited with Kathy Brown and Kristi Van Hoveln’s 8th grade students at Milford Grade School. We talked a lot about state government, but also…