Legislation Allowing Transfer of West Frankfort Armory Property to City Clears Illinois House and Senate

Southern Illinois’ Republican legislative delegation to the Illinois House and Senate have once again teamed up to usher successful legislation through the General Assembly.

State Representative Patrick Windhorst joined with State Senator Dale Fowler and fellow Republican Southern Illinois legislators Senator Terri Bryant and State Representative Dave Severin to earn unanimous support for House Bill 1672, legislation that will allow the Department of Military Affairs to transfer the property and building that is known as the Armory Building in West Frankfort when it is vacated and moves to Marion.

State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) was the Chief Sponsor of the legislation in the Illinois Senate. Fowler says he’s happy to help secure a better future for the city of West Frankfort.

“Working together with my colleagues in both the House and Senate, we’ve secured a promising future for the Armory Building in West Frankfort,” Senator Fowler said. “Our hope was that by bringing this legislation before lawmakers, we could help breathe new life into this facility and empower the city of West Frankfort to make great use of the property and land. Together, we ensured that the Armory Building is repurposed to be a benefit to the community and the citizens of West Frankfort.”

House Bill 1672 passed the House unanimously back on April 15th and passed the Senate unanimously one month later on May 15th. The bill now heads to Governor JB Pritzker’s desk for consideration.
Dale Fowler

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