A strong America requires resilient rural economies and livable rural communities. Our nation cannot live up to its ideals if the catalyst of opportunity is concentrated only in urban areas. The Lower Illinois River Valley is a rich asset.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the midst of the most challenging, most exciting time in its history. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring, IDOT has kept its focus on keeping the state's infrastructure in good, safe condition.
Adams County has always been a community that has risen to meet challenges. Right now, we face one of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes, the COVID-19 pandemic. In this challenge, we are not rising up to the degree necessary to win.