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Friday, June 2, 2017
Great Lakes Basin Railway Threat

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst Statement on Session Adjournment

Springfield – On Wednesday, the Illinois General Assembly adjourned for the summer without passing a budget for the third year. The following statement on the adjournment can be attributed to State…


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Parkhurst Advocates for Local Transportation Needs, I-57 Exit Enhancement

Springfield, IL… On Tuesday, State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee), met with the head of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Randy Blankenhorn, to advocate for local transportation projects including a…


Thursday, May 25, 2017
Parkhurst Pushes House to Oppose GLB Railway

Today State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst followed through on a promise to her constituents and filed House Resolution 437 opposing the private Great Lakes Basin railway. The resolutions states that the…


Friday, May 19, 2017
Parkhurst, Colleagues Request Revenue Estimate

Springfield, IL – On Thursday, State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst joined her colleagues in sending a letter to the Attorney General’s office asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan to use her power…


Thursday, May 18, 2017
Parkhurst Sponsors Measure to Eliminate Pension Abuse

Kankakee, IL… State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) signed on to shepherd a bill through the House to eliminate pension abuse and protect taxpayer money. The bill was filed in response…


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2017 Survey Results Released

Kankakee, IL – Earlier this year, Representative Lindsay Parkhurst distributed a district wide survey which was mailed to the residents of Illinois’ 79th District. In addition to being mailed, the…


Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Rep. Parkhurst Opposes Aggressive Private Railway Plan

Kankakee, IL…  On May 1, 2017, Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) filed a formal application with the Federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to construct and operate a rail line…


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Kankakee Heroes Honored in Springfield

Firefighters from around Illinois were honored this week in Springfield where three Kankakee firefighters received special awards. Chris Salazar is a firefighter with the Kankakee Fire Department and was designated…


Friday, May 5, 2017
Parkhurst Celebrates New Office With Constituent Open House

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst hosted a district open house on Thursday in her new office. The open house was held with the cooperation and help of the Kankakee Chamber of…