Today, a bill that would greatly assist high school building and trades programs by allowing them to employ a licensed realtor to sell homes constructed as a part of their curriculum passed in the full House of Representatives.  SB 2823 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. David Koehler (D-Peoria) and on behalf of Pekin Community High School, which maintains a highly successful building and trades class as a part of its sophisticated vocational program.  After receiving Senate approval, Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) was proud to sponsor this legislation in the House.

Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) led the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday in a tribute to Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Whisenand, who lost his life in the line of duty on August 11, 2015. Deputy Whisenand's wife, Steffany, and members of his family and the sheriff's department were on hand for the tribute. The House adopted a resolution renaming a section of Illinois 9 in Tremont the "Deputy Craig Whisenand Memorial Highway."