State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sharing news from the Rend Lake Conservancy District about the recent water shortage and the successful efforts to repair the main line, restoring water access to communities. According to District officials, the Intercity Water Plant is pumping water into the system and the lake intake and treatment plant have been returned to service. Officials also report that the system will be on a boil water order until testing shows that the water is safe for consumption.
Underscoring the importance of the tourism industry in Illinois, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is bringing attention to recently released numbers which reported an all-time high in visitors from 2017.
Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to the Capitol to take part in another week of session, pushing legislation recognizing the importance of helping our veterans, taking part in a memorial ceremony honoring Illinois’ firefighters and reminding FOID card holders to check the expiration date of their card.
Senate lawmakers returned to the Capitol on May 1 to begin the final month of scheduled spring session. Senate action last week included Senate Republicans pushing a bill to prohibit cost-of-living pay increases for lawmakers, legislation that lets motorists register their vehicles for more than a one-year period, and a bill aimed at protecting the integrity of the non-profit grant process.
The Illinois Senate adjourned on April 26, with lawmakers set to return to the Capitol on May 1 to continue legislative action.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sponsoring legislation to bring safety and awareness to the increasing numbers in workplace violence occurring in state-owned facilities across Illinois.
During last week’s scheduled session State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to sponsor Senate Resolution 1590, a measure opposing the implementation of a graduate income tax system.
Lawmakers spent much of their first week back in session moving legislation in committees moving legislation. As session begins once more in earnest, Senator Dale Fowler remains adamant that lawmakers should be working together to pass a balanced budget that does not add to the tax burden already placed on the shoulders of Illinois taxpayers.
With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield on April 10, Senator Fowler spent the week around the District taking part in a memorial dedication honoring Union soldiers, touring a local business and speaking out against a proposal to redirect funds about from the SIUC to SIUE.
United States Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) along with Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (IL-58), State Senator Dale Fowler (IL-59), Representative Terri Bryant (IL-115), Representative Dave Severin (IL-117), and Representative Natalie Phelps-Finnie (IL-118) urged caution regarding a recent proposal to swiftly move more than $5 million in funds from Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale (SIUC) campus and divert the money to the University’s Edwardsville campus.
State Sen. Dale Fowler spent the week leading up to the Easter holiday in the 59th District, visiting local businesses, meeting with area leaders and promoting his upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo to regional chambers.
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to the 59th District after the Senate adjourned on March 14, meeting with local organizations, supporting local business owners in the region and spending some time back in the classroom.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol for the final week of scheduled session in March, debating and voting on three highly contentious gun control measures
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent the week between scheduled session back in the District, visiting classrooms, speaking with other elected officials and stopping by a local radio show to discuss gun legislation.
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Firearms held their first hearing on March 8 to focus on legislative initiatives involving gun sales and possession.
More than four dozen students from the 59th Senate District travelled to Springfield this week to participate in the second meeting of State Sen. Dale Fowler’s (R-Harrisburg) Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is providing an update on ongoing efforts to bring a stoplight to the accident-prone intersection of Route 13 and Poplar Street in Harrisburg, which was the scene of another traffic accident last week.
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of students from across the 59th Senate District to the Capitol last week to participate in an immersive experience in state government and leadership.
Working to pave the way for economic growth in the City of Marion, State Sen. Dale Fowler is sponsoring legislation that would implement an extension to an existing Tax Increment Financial (TIF) District for the area.
The second major milestone in Illinois state government for the year was hit this week, with lawmakers coming together from both the Senate and the House of Representatives to listen to the annual Budget Address on Feb. 14.
Illinois residents looking to vote in the March 20 primary election need to be registered by Feb. 20, which is the end of the regular registration period. This deadline also applies to those people who need to change their names or addresses.
For the second time this year, lawmakers gathered together for a joint session of the General Assembly on February 14, this time to hear the Governor deliver his annual Budget Address.
Illinois lawmakers spent the week leading up to the highly-anticipated Budget Address working in committees, beginning the process of moving legislation and gearing up for floor action, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week, coming together for a joint session of the General Assembly to hear the annual State of the State Address. State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined his fellow lawmakers on January 31, listening as Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his annual review of the state.
On Jan. 31, Governor Bruce Rauner addressed the General Assembly, delivering his annual State of the State Address before members of both houses of the state legislature.
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