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"It was an honor to help congratulate BHS Athletic Director John Szabo who is retiring after 33 years at District 87!"

On May 16, Representative Brady and his son Tom participated in the Autism Speaks Walk at Soldier Field, along with Tom's friend Kade.


Rep. Brady visited Pharmacist Dan Boian at the Chenoa Pharmacy to wish him a happy retirement, and to present him with a certificate of gratitude for his service to families in the Chenoa community.

The certificate reads: In recognition of your 37 Years of dedicated pharmaceutical service to the residents of Chenoa At Chenoa Pharmacy; with more than just medication, but with the medicine of friendship and caring. With best wishes for your health and happiness in your retirement.
State Representative Dan Brady said said Governor Rauner is doing the right thing by restoring $26 million in grant suspensions impacting programs managed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Governor’s decision to restore the grant funding is based on new revenue estimates from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) that show the state can expect an additional one-time revenue increase of $300-$500 million for the current fiscal year.

“I’m very pleased the Governor has made the decision to restore this grant funding for Autism, indigent burials and other vital programs,” Representative Brady said. “These were cuts we did not anticipate when we approved ‘budget fix’ legislation earlier this spring, and I’m very glad that additional revenues will provide for their restoration.”
"The Illinois Department of Transportation is leading a series of statewide listening session on infrastructure. I participated the panel discussion in Bloomington. Thanks to everyone who attended to voice opinions about crucial infrastructure needs in our area." Rep. Dan Brady said.

State Representative Dan Brady this week led the Illinois House in passage of a resolution commemorating President Abraham Lincoln’s death, funeral journey and burial in Springfield 150 years ago. House Resolution 34 designates May 2nd, 3rd and 4th of this year as Days of Remembrance, and requests that flags throughout Illinois be flown at half-staff in Lincoln’s honor.

“President Lincoln changed our country forever, both with his achievements in life, and with his assassination just days after the Civil War’s end.  On the 150th anniversary his funeral train’s progress across the country and his burial in Springfield, it is fitting that we reflect on his life and honor his sacrifices,” said Representative Brady (R-Bloomington).

Brady’s House Resolution 34 was adopted unanimously in the House.  Representative Brady noted that the Days of Remembrance coincide with reenactment events planned for May 2nd and May 3rd by the Lincoln Funeral Coalition that will bring thousands of visitors to Illinois to honor one of our nation’s greatest presidents. You can learn more about events in Central Illinois commemorating the anniversary of President Lincoln’s death and the Coalition’s reenactment plans here.

In celebration of Earth Day this week, State Representative Dan Brady led the Illinois House in celebrating the life of Anne McGowan, a local champion of green initiatives and recycling educator. Anne passed away on March 7th.
“The Bloomington-Normal community sorely missed Anne this year on Earth Day. For decades, Anne worked to educate local school children and adults about the importance of recycling. She demonstrated passion, dedication, and leadership in McLean County by inspiring generations of residents to act as proper stewards of our environment and our natural resources,” said Brady.
 
Representative Brady noted that Anne McGowan was an active and dedicated volunteer in the non-profit organization formerly known as Operation Recycle since its inception in 1971. She then led local “green” efforts as the first Director of the Ecology Action Center, the non-profit environmental agency that evolved from Operation Recycle.
 
“It’s appropriate that as we celebrate Earth Day this week, we take a few moments to remember Anne’s invaluable contributions to making McLean County a clean, healthy place to live and raise a family. We are all grateful,” Representative Brady said. 
 
House Resolution 390 passed the Illinois House unanimously. Full text can be read here.