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PEORIA… State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) will host a Senior Citizens Fair on Wednesday, July 29 at Snyder Village, 1200 E. Partidge St., Metamora from 9am-11am.  This year’s fair has numerous vendors, including free blood pressure screenings, door prizes, and refreshments.

“I am very excited to be hosting this fair again in Metamora.  I encourage seniors and their families to attend and learn more from a variety of vendors and services available to them in their community,” said Rep. Leitch.

Booths representing the Illinois Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General and Secretary of State will be included in the event, as well as over 20 other community services and organizations. 

“I look forward to meeting with area seniors and discussing issues important to them and their communities at this great annual event,” said Rep. Leitch.

Admission is free for the Senior Citizens Fair.  The fair will have free doughnuts, cookies, fruit and coffee for guests to enjoy while they speak with the vendors and local elected officials.

For more information on this or other state issues, Rep. Leitch can be reached at his Peoria Legislative Office at 309-690-7373.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A proposed law that could save a college student's life is now in the hands of the Governor.

If approved, students could fill out a release of information form to give parents access to their mental health records.
The law was inspired by the Predmore family from Bartonville. They lost their son Chris to suicide last year. He was a freshman at I-S-U.

State Representative David Leitch introduced the legislation and today it cleared the Illinois General Assembly.

It now goes to the Governor's desk for his signature.
Rep. Leitch serving on the panel discussion for infrastructure investment issues in Peoria today. Thanks to Director Blankenhorn and Illinois Department of Transportation for hosting this conversation about improving our transportation infrastructure in a long-term, sustainably funded way in Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD… State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria) announced he was ‘proud’ of the decision made by Governor Bruce Rauner to restore $26 million in funding cuts and reserves on human services and public health funding for the remainder for Fiscal Year 15.

The cuts and reserves were issued under Executive Order 15-8 on April 3rd and affected programs including the Autism Program, burial for the indigent, developmental disability funding, epilepsy funding, some mental health programs, and others.

The cuts and reserves were necessary due to the FY 15 budget passed by Democrats last year being out of balance with expected revenues.  The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) announced this week that they expect an additional $300-500 million in extra revenue from last year, allowing Governor Rauner to restore funding to these important programs through June.

“As a member of the Human Services-Appropriations Committee, I understand these issues very intimately,” said Rep. David Leitch from Springfield on Thursday.  “I am very thankful and proud of Governor Rauner for announcing this decision and for his continued stewardship of a very tough financial situation.  Everyone is trying to do the very best they can with the result of a state budget that has been mismanaged for many years.”

Leitch went on to say, “there are still many tough decisions ahead for the Fiscal Year 16 budget, but this is a positive step for people who really need help.”

Rep. Leitch can be reached at his Peoria Legislative Office at 309-690-7373.