|Rep. Bryant with DuQuoin officials and
Special Olympics coordinators and volunteers.
Special Olympics of Southern Illinois
I had the distinct honor and privilege this week to join the Special Olympics in DuQuoin for a Girls Indoor Softball Tournament to benefit Special Olympics of Southern Illinois.
I was proud to stand alongside Mayor Alongi and the wonderful volunteers and participants in the festivities that day.
I was especially touched while listening to Special Olympian Mariah Schott sing “Believe in Miracles” during Saturday’s opening ceremonies.
You can read more about the special event in the DuQuoin Evening Call by Clicking Here
|The 2016 Illinois Quarter features the Shawnee
Shawnee National Forest to be featured on New Illinois Quarter
The US Mint has announced that the Shawnee National Forest will be featured on the newest edition of the Illinois quarter. The newly designed 25 cent piece can be seen to the left. It displays one of Illinois’ most treasured and rich resources. I am blessed to live so close to the Shawnee National Forest. The beauty of the forest can be seen in many parts of my district!
There will be a ceremony to introduce the new quarter at Southeastern Illinois College on February 4th at 10:00 AM in the Deaton Gymnasium. The event is free to the public and visitors will be able to buy $10 rolls of the new quarters at the event.
Committee Hearings in Chicago
|Listening to testimony from researchers testifying
on juvenile justice reforms before a
Joint Committee of legislators in Chicago.
I traveled to Chicago this week to participate in a Joint Committee meeting of the the House Committees on Judicial and Criminal Law, Human Services, and Juvenile Justice. The Joint Committee was presented with research on trends related to changes happening in the Juvenile justice system across the country. As more information becomes available, or if any legislation is introduced concerning this topic, I will keep you up to date.