Legislative Updates from Rep. Fritts

Back to Springfield

Last Tuesday marked the first day of the 2024 Spring legislative session in Springfield. It was great to get back to work for the people of District 74! As we move through this session, I will be sure to update you all on important legislation in the Illinois General Assembly through this newsletter and on my website. 

Community Outreach

State Representative Ryan Spain and I held a Medicare 101 event in Rock Falls. Thank you to all who came out for this great, informational event for our senior population!

It was such an honor to officially join the Morrison Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to continued collaboration with the chamber as we work together to make our community a better place for businesses to grow and thrive!

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour Earlville Community Schools with Superintendent Brian Dukes. During the tour, I saw their brand-new learning center and weight room facilities. It was wonderful to see these investments in education that will benefit current and future generations of students!

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 by another member of 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.

If You Are in Springfield

If you plan to visit Springfield in the coming months, please reach out! I am always available for my constituents and would be happy to meet with you during your visit. It is crucial that the government operates with transparency, and I encourage you to hold me, and my colleagues, accountable! 

Keep Up to Date

Click here to visit my website. There you can contact my office, see what legislation I am working on, and more.

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I will continue to update you via this e-newsletter to keep you up to date on my efforts to pass bills in Springfield and serve you in the district.

Talk to you soon,

State Representative Bradley J. Fritts