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Friday, October 18, 2019
Photo contest deadline approaching

Friday October 25 is the deadline to submit photos for the Hometown in the Heartland 106th District photography contest. Winning submissions will be displayed in my Capitol and district offices….


Friday, October 11, 2019
Speaking in Eureka and Ashkum

I was glad to have the opportunity to deliver a Springfield update to the Rotary Club in Eureka and the Lions Club in Ashkum recently. There was a lot to…


Friday, October 4, 2019
New addition to Peterson Elementary

It was great to join Paxton-Buckley-Loda superintendent Cliff McClure, members of the PBL school board, faculty, staff and local residents in the grand opening of the new addition to Clara…


Friday, September 27, 2019
Visit to Pontiac Junior High

Every time I visit a school in our district and talk with the students I come away feeling very optimistic about our region’s future. Senator Barickman and I had that…


Friday, September 20, 2019
Drive-thru flu shot clinic

Flu season is on the horizon once again, and the Livingston County Health Department, in cooperation with the Bank of Pontiac and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce, is helping local…


Friday, September 13, 2019
Visit with Gibson City Lions, Prairieview Fall Festival

We had a very busy spring session in the Capitol this year, and it makes for a pretty extensive Springfield update presentation. This week I visited with the Gibson City…


Friday, September 6, 2019
IEMA holds annual training summit

This week I attended the opening session of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s annual training summit in Springfield. It was a good opportunity for policymakers and emergency responders from around…


Friday, August 30, 2019
Visit with Ford County townships

It was nice to stop in and visit with the township commissioners from throughout Ford County a few nights ago at their meeting in Kempton. They are a good, hard-working…


Friday, August 23, 2019
Giving Springfield updates in El Paso and Hoopeston

My thanks to the El Paso Rotary Club and the Hoopeston Lions Club for giving me the opportunity to visit with each of them and provide a Springfield update. There…


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…