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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 23, 2019
Health care bills signed; Current road projects underway, more to come

Lyme disease, epi-pen legislation signed into law I was pleased to see Governor Pritzker signed two more pieces of legislation to help Illinoisans dealing with specific health care challenges. House…


Friday, August 16, 2019
Calling all photographers!

Introducing the Hometown in the Heartland photography contest This fall I am launching the “Hometown in the Heartland” 106th District Photo Contest. Winning photos will be displayed throughout all of…


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, August 9, 2019
Getting a complete count for the Census; new rules for foster homes

Statewide census efforts picking up momentum Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census of the population of the entire United States of America….


Friday, August 2, 2019
Property Tax Relief Task Force, Scott’s Law

Name added to State Police Memorial Wall  In a ceremony held in Springfield, the family of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story unveiled the addition of her name to the list of state…


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
FREE senior fair coming up August 15

I will be hosting a FREE senior fair on Thursday August 15 at the Pontiac Rec Center, located at 900 N. Elm Street in Pontiac. The event will run from…


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
State’s prison population declines; senior fair coming up soon

Illinois prison population down 20 percent Over the past five years we have seen a significant decline in the headcount of prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) system….


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 19, 2019
More new laws; Studying property tax relief

Governor working his way through many bills which passed this spring Many of the bills which passed both houses in the spring session have specific effective dates – usually July…