August 2, 2019
As the county fair season is well under way, I want to say thank you to the many people who have made me feel welcome at your county fairs and 4-H events around the district.
Congratulations to the FFA students from our area who continue to be leaders in their organization both in our region and statewide. (Learn more here.)
For those of you who enjoy pheasant hunting, the applications online starting Monday, August 5 at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Click here for more info.
Reminder for those who live in the Effingham County area that next week is the FREE Senior Health & Information Fair on August 7. (more info here)
With the spring legislative session over for the summer, the “Veto Session” will be our next opportunity to address legislation at the end of October and beginning of November. You can learn more about the Illinois General Assembly, research the status of legislation, and follow session days live online at www.ilga.gov.
Remembering Our Roots & Defending Our Freedoms
(This section highlights people and places around the 109th District and other topics to honor our nation and appreciate our freedoms.)
Smokey Bear Turns 75!
This week we celebrate the 75th Birthday of the well-known fire-prevention character “Smokey Bear.” Since 1944, Smokey’s been working hard to inspire Americans to prevent wildfires. Follow his history here through memorabilia and print, radio and TV messages.
My office in Louisville is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. I also have established Traveling Office Hours each month around the six counties in the 109th District. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at repbailey.com.