Legislative Updates from Rep. Fritts

I recently attended the Dixon Rural Fire Department and Red Cross smoke detector event. Don’t forget to test the smoke detectors in your home and replace the batteries!

The Whiteside County Health Department broke ground on its expansion to the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic! This new expansion will add much-needed optometry services, along with a covered drop-off area for patients. Thank you to the WCHD for your work to expand healthcare services in our area!

Congratulations to the new Dollar Tree in Dixon on your grand opening! We are thrilled to welcome you to our community!

Congratulations to Bonnie O’Connell on her retirement after 50 years of nursing and as the director of Heritage Square in Dixon! Thank you for your decades of work ensuring compassionate care for our seniors!

Thank you to Tri-County Opportunities Council Head Start for welcoming me to your Polo classroom this week! I had a great time reading to the students and talking about my work as a farmer.

For my March 2024 local business highlight, I chose to highlight Kennay Farms Distilling in Rochelle because of their commitment to helping our local veterans, first responders, and other community organizations. 

Kennay Farms hosted a Hops for Heroes event where they created a new beer and donated all proceeds to local veteran organizations. They also helped first responders with their Back the Blue bottles during the pandemic and continue donating items and baskets to local auctions and raffles.

Kennay Farms was founded in 2019 by owners Doris and Rick Kennay. The Kennay family has been farming for six generations. 

I commend the Kennay family on their excellent products, hard work, and continued dedication to helping our community. 

Kennay Farms Distilling is located at 416 Lincoln Highway in Rochelle. For more information about Kennay Farms, visit their website at KennayFarmsDistilling.com.

To nominate a local business in District 74 for a future highlight, click here.

My office is now hiring interns for my 2024 Summer Internship Program! This is a fantastic program for students interested in learning more about state government. 

Interested applicants should email my office at RepFrittsStaff@ilhousegop.org.

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! 

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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