Representatives of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee recently met with newly elected State Representative Mike Unes at his district office at 19 S. Capitol in Pekin. Unes represents Illinois' 91st District, which includes parts of Fulton, Peoria, and Tazewell County. Pictured with Representative Unes are Transportation Committee Chairman Rich Kriegsman and Vice-Chairman Dennis Kief. The purpose of the meeting was to bring Representative Unes up to date on Pekin's Veteran's Drive project. For the past 17 years the Chamber's Transportation Committee has been the leading advocate for improvements to the area's transportation infrastructure. In particular, the committee has worked closely with the City of Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois and U.S. elected officials and staff on the construction of Veteran's Drive.