The Office of State Representative Dan Brady will hold mobile office hours this summer. Upcoming visits will include the towns and villages of Chenoa, Gridley, Colfax, Lexington, Hudson, and Towanda. 

Rep. Brady’s 105th Legislative District includes these six towns and villages, as well as other towns and villages in Livingston County and Eastern McLean County.  Constituents should feel welcome to meet with office staff, sharing opinions and ideas. In addition, a survey form on several timely topics will be available for completion.

Visits will be on June 30th in Lexington and Colfax, followed by visits on July 1st in Hudson and Towanda, then on July 2nd in Gridley and Chenoa. Residents are welcome to stop by and no appointment is necessary. 
Several initiatives spearheaded by State Representative Dan Brady this spring are poised to become law. Four bills Representative Brady guided through the General Assembly this spring are headed to the Governor’s desk for final approval. The measures set new statewide standards for DNA evidence handling and coroner training, and help expedite organ donor transport and needed eye medication refills.
State Representative Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) Saturday won unanimous House approval of legislation creating a new Coroner Training Board in Illinois to oversee a training program for coroners on proper procedures and protocols in death investigations. After returning to the Senate for concurrence, Brady’s Senate Bill 663 now advances to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

“The role of a coroner in a death investigation is very different from the role of a law enforcement homicide investigator, yet under current law they are lumped together,” Brady said. “This legislation is an important step in acknowledging those differences, and making sure coroners and forensic pathologists are well prepared to tackle their unique responsibilities.”

Brady said creation of the new board was initiated by the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association to provide specialized training for coroners and forensic pathologists that will be separate and distinct from training police homicide investigators receive.  The Coroner Training Board will establish application, training and certification standards for coroners in Illinois, certify coroner training schools, and conduct and approve the death investigation training protocols for coroners statewide. 

Representative Brady added that the board’s work will be funded by the restoration of the 25% portion of the death certificate surcharge that had been diverted. 

“This funding was intended for coroner training, and now there will be no question that’s what it will be used for,” Brady said. “Our criminal justice system can only benefit when coroners working with police on death investigations have had the very best training possible.”