Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) and Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) joined with local and state officials on Friday to unveil a new stretch of Illinois Route 255 spanning from
The $22 million project was made possible by $17.6 million from the Federal Highway Administration and $4.4 million from the
"Highways such as this one bring commerce and travel to our area. They assure the future prosperity of our area. You can see it through by the thousands of people moving into the area," Haine added. "They're coming here because of the university and community colleges, because Conoco and the other major employers are adding jobs. This stretch will be an asset for generations."
Majority Caucus Chair
Years served: 2002 - Present
Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Insurance (Chairperson); Judiciary; Licensed Activities; Criminal Law; Telecommunications & Technology; Criminal Law Subcomm. Const. Review; Subcomm.Adv.PracticeNurse's License.
Biography: Born 8 August 1944, in Alton, Illinois. United States Army Veteran; one tour of duty, Vietnam (1967-69); Bachelors Degree, St. Louis University (1967); Juris Doctorate, St. Louis University School of Law (1974). Member, Madison County Board (1978, 1982-86); Metro-East Transit District Board of Trustees (1981-88); Madison County State's Attorney (1988-2002). Wife, Anna, 7 children, 27 grandchildren.