HARRISBURG, IL – Following up the Labor Day holiday, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has spent the past two weeks meeting with constituents and trying to advance his’ economic development agenda.

Senator Fowler’s local tourism video series, “Southern Illinois Treasurers,” is now available on the Senator’s Facebook page; The series is meant to highlight the region’s natural beauty, historic sites, and various non-profit attractions that are open to the public.

On September 6, Senator Fowler hosted a senior citizen fraud prevention seminar at Helia Healthcare of Benton. The event was well-attended and participating seniors were offered lots of great tips on how to protect themselves from the ongoing threats of ID theft and online scammers.

The second week of September marks National Trucker’s Appreciation Week across the nation, Senator Fowler celebrated the week by joining Pepsi-MidAmerica driver Mike Vaughn on his route. Following a presentation to Mr. Vaughn and other Pepsi-MidAmerica drivers and employees, the Senator traveled with on several stops in Herrin at some locally-owned restaurants and grocery stores.

Illinois is home to more than 400,000 licensed “CDL” holders and as a result, Matt Hart of the Illinois Trucking Association commented on Senator Fowler’s participation. “The Illinois Trucking Assocation is pleased to recognize the hard working men and women who safely deliver the goods that consumers demand each day. We salute those that work hard each day on our highways,” Hart said.

Senator Fowler closed out his week by meeting with five tourism officials from around the 59th Senate District. The meeting was meant to serve as the basis for his tourism advisory council and figure out ways that the State of Illinois can better cooperate with official convention and visitor’s bureaus to help tell our story.

Dale Fowler

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