Ivory Reed of Bloomington named Youth of the Year
amazing young lady from Bloomington has been honored as the 2007
Youth of the Year. Ivory Reed from the Bloomington-Normal Boys &
Girls Club visited me in my office in the Capitol April 26. Ivory
and other Youth of the Year winners from Boys & Girls Clubs
throughout Illinois were honored at a reception in Springfield.
Congratulations, Ivory! You and other such outstanding young
people are the future leaders of our state!
Senate approves bill to help twin cities' airport board
The Senate has approved legislation I am sponsoring to help the
Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority operate more efficiently.
Senate Bill 38 allows the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority
Board, as well as the Springfield Airport Authority, to create a new
seat on the board for each municipality in the district with a
population greater than 5,000.
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Adding two seats will make it easier for members of the board to
talk about business and prepare for meetings, allowing business to
transact in a more timely and efficient manner. Regional airports
play an important role in meeting the transportation needs of
Illinois residents. The Central Illinois Regional Airport at
Bloomington-Normal continues to set records for the volume of
The newly appointed commissioners will serve a term of either
four or five years, initially determined by lot. All subsequent
terms will be for five years. Airport authorities are charged with
the establishment, maintenance and operation of safe, adequate and
necessary public airports and public airport facilities throughout
Approved April 25, Senate Bill 38 now moves to the House of
Representatives for further consideration.
[Text from file received from
Sen. Bill Brady]