Illinois House Committee Approves Bost’s Legislation to Repair Grand Tower Levee

Today the Illinois House Counties and Townships Committee unanimously approved bi-partisan legislation to help repair the Grand Tower Levee. The legislation to protect the community of Grand Tower and the Mississippi River Bottoms sponsored by Illinois State Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) now heads to the House floor for a final vote.

“This issue is not about politics, it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, the people in this area have to have their property protected,” said Rep. Bost. “I have been working on this bi-partisan legislation for months with Senator Luechtefeld, Representatives Phelps and Costello Jr. I am pleased we all worked together to help protect the individuals and families that count on the Grand Tower Levee to keep the flood waters at bay. As soon as this bill is signed into law, a local bank is ready to purchase the bonds so that Jackson County may repair the Grand Tower Levee.” Read more.