Week in Review From Senator McClure

Please join me and the Secretary of State’s Office for a Mobile Driver Service Facility this  Wednesday, July 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Carrollton City Hall.  Click here for more details.

On July 15th, the Governor asked Illinois residents to assess local flood damage and report it to their county’s emergency management agencies before August 3rd. The information will be used to assess whether the state receives Federal Recovery Assistance.Residents and business owners can submit their initial damage report online athttps://www2.illinois.gov/sites/2019Floods/Pages/default.aspx. Once reported via the website, the submission is forwarded to the appropriate county emergency management agency for follow-up reporting.

A quick reminder to parents as the summer heats up. Leaving a child in a car unattended is a misdemeanor for the first offense with the possibility of a felony for additional offenses.  Please, take the necessary time and precautions to look in the back seat and not leave your child unattended for even a few minutes.

Finally, 50 years ago this past Saturday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon.  The backup commander for that mission was Illinois resident Jim Lovell who is now 91. He would have taken Neil Armstrong’s spot had Armstrong not been able to take the trip. Lovell went on to command Apollo 13, and the rest is history. I was proud to be the chief sponsor of Senate Resolution 277 which declared July 20, 2019 “Apollo 11 Day” in Illinois. 

Steve McClure

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