Bryant E News October 7 2017

Dear Friend,

I want to take this opportunity to celebrate a blessed personal milestone in my marriage. My husband Rick and I celebrated our 36 year wedding anniversary this past Tuesday. Rick and I are the proud parents of two great kids and grandparents of 4.

To show Rick just how much I truly love and appreciate him as a husband, father, and God fearing man, I want to share with you a “then and now” picture of us. I love you, Rick. Happy Anniversary!

Traveling the 115th District
This week I was all over the district attending a variety of events.

During this break from the legislative Session, it is important for me to visit with my constituents face to face to hear them out and help them along with any problems they are having with how State government is working for them. I look forward to seeing you out in the district and hearing what you have to say! Stay tuned for announcements on more town hall meetings coming up next week!

Veto Session is now just a couple of weeks away, with speculation growing in advance of tough votes yet to come this year. I will provide a Veto Session preview and update as the action unfolds.

Bald Eagle Injured on 9/11 Makes Recovery and is Released
For those of you who have been following the story of the bald eagle that was struck by a car a few weeks ago at Crab Orchard Lake, there is great news to share. She has recovered from her injuries and I had the pleasure of attending her release ceremony. Although she was a little apprehensive at first, this majestic bird eventually found her bearings and soared to the tree tops. I want to offer a special thanks to Scott Ballard from IDNR and the special ladies at Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation in Carterville for nursing the eagle back to health and handling her release.

Dix Traveling Office Hours – Traveling Help Desk Series

My traveling help desk series continued in Dix on Monday. We actually had an impromptu town hall meeting and legislative update as well! Thank you to those residents that came out to hear more on the issues we are facing as a state. I will be announcing more opportunities for you to attend my Traveling Help Desk series throughout the rest of 2017!

Principal for a Day – Bluford and Waltonville
I had a fantastic time spending the day with elementary students in Bluford and Waltonville this past week as I served as “Principal for a Day”.

I did morning announcements, explained to the students how a bill becomes law, and took questions from them on a wide range of topics.

You never know what students are going to ask so you have to be on your toes! October is actually National Principal’s Month. If you have a moment, take time this month to tell the principal at your child’s school “Thank You!” for all they do to provide a safe and fun learning environments for our school children. Thank You principals!

Stay Connected!
My office in Mt. Vernon is open Monday through Friday and my office in Murphysboro is open Monday through Thursday, each from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at – Your opinions on important topics facing the State of Illinois are invaluable to me. Keep them coming!