Legislative Updates from Rep. Fritts

Community Outreach

Thank you to the staff at Heritage Square in Dixon for hosting an open house! I was happy to learn more about the services you offer to our senior population who are in desperate need of quality living communities.

I spoke with students participating in the Sauk Valley Community College Leadership Program. This unique program offers students the ability to engage with other community leaders, learn about conflict resolution skills, practice public speaking, and more. It’s encouraging to see so many young leaders who are passionate about change!

Thank you to Amboy Community Unit School District #272 and Lee Co. Ag In The Classroom for inviting me to learn more about the agriculture programs your schools offer! As a farmer, I know how important it is that we get more young students interested in the agricultural industry and these classes are a great way to start.

Last week, I spoke with students at Washington Elementary School in Sterling about my role as a State Representative, the Illinois Constitution, and how a bill becomes a law. It was an honor to speak with the next generation of leaders about the ways in which our government is supposed to work and the importance of civic engagement!

The Rochelle Rotary Club hosted me for a conversation about the important legislation passed this year in Springfield and my legislative goals for 2024.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Prescription Drug Drop-Off event on Saturday! We collected hundreds of expired or unwanted prescriptions, which will make our community safer. I also want to thank our partners for this event, the Illinois State Police, the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sterling Police Department!

Shabbona State Park Survey

In 1829, a Federal Treaty between the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the United States Government allowed the Potawatomi Nation to maintain 1,280 acres of land in what is now DeKalb County. However, the agreement was never fulfilled, and the land was subsequently sold by the U.S. government in 1849. This land now holds part of the Shabbona Lake State Park.

Legislation has been proposed in the Illinois House of Representatives, House Bill 4107, that would return this land by transferring the entirety of Shabbona Lake State Park, 1,550 acres of land and 318 acres of lake, back to the Potawatomi Nation. This land transfer would be done without disrupting or challenging the land of current homeowners. 

In order to best serve my constituents, I am requesting feedback on this legislation from residents who live within a 15-mile radius of the Shabbona State Park. To complete this survey, please click here.

2023 Legislative Survey

I want to hear from you!

I invite all constituents in District 74 to complete my 2023 Legislative Survey. 

This survey is a tool for me to better understand the unique needs and challenges of District 74. The legislation that I work on should be a direct reflection of the issues my constituents are facing, and this survey will show me exactly what policy areas I should be focusing on.

The survey asks for general feedback on which issues are most important to you, as well as questions focused specifically around policy areas such as gun bans and tax increases. 

To fill out the survey, click here.

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! 

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Talk to you soon,

State Representative Bradley J. Fritts