As the new spring session of the General Assembly gets underway, State Representative Brad Halbrook today announced the first two locations for his spring listening tour that will begin on January 23.

 “In a district as large as ours it can be difficult for everyone who needs help or has an idea to share to travel to one of my district offices. Conducting a listening tour throughout the district is a great way for me to meet one on one with more of the folks that I represent; and the start of the new session is the perfect time for me to gather ideas and suggestions for legislation I can introduce to help our local families and communities,” Representative Halbrook said.

The first two dates and locations are:

 Paris- Wednesday, January 23, noon to 1:30pm in the Edgar County Farm Bureau Building conference room.

 Arthur- Wednesday, January 23, 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the Arthur Village Hall village board room.

Representative Halbrook will be announcing more listening tour dates and locations in the coming weeks. He stressed that local residents are always welcome to call or stop by his Shelbyville office located at 203 N. Cedar (217-774-1306).
At a noontime ceremony at the University of Illinois at Springfield, State Representative Brad Halbrook took the Oath of Office to serve the 102nd District in the new 101st General Assembly. Rep. Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) stressed that new and returning members have big challenges ahead to get Illinois back on firm financial ground.

“Progress has been slow, but I believe there’s reason to be hopeful,” Rep. Halbrook said. “The national economy has strengthened, and if we remain committed to expanding job opportunities, supporting our agriculture industry and holding the line on taxes, we can strengthen our state and local communities as well.”