Chamber Tours Projects with Legislators

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee hosted a legislative bus tour this morning.  The committee provided updates on several projects including Veterans Drive, Court Street, Front Street, Wagonseller Road, and the Pekin Municipal Airport.

Elected officials in attendance included State Senators Bill Brady and Dave Koehler, State Representatives Tim Butler, Keith Sommer, and Mike Unes, Tazewell County Board Chairman Dave Zimmerman and Pekin Mayor John McCabe. Also in attendance were representatives from Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos' offices. 

City of Pekin Engineer Mike Guerra provided much of the information on the bus tour.  Tazewell County Engineer Craig Fink spoke on the Wagonseller Road project.  Clayton Stambaugh, the manager of the Pekin Municipal Airport, and Leigh Ann Brown, the City of Pekin's Economic Development Director, also provided updates on current projects and future plans.

The bus was provided by Peoria Limousine.  The 2-hour tour concluded with lunch at Avanti's Ristorante provided by Hanson Professional Services.

You can see a few more pictures from this events at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

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