Reagan's birthplace in Tampico, Illinois | Illinois Review photo
DIXON – Like most Illinois lawmakers, State Rep Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) is proud of the 90th District he will represent in the upcoming 100th General Assembly.
Representing the part of the state in which the late President Ronald Reagan was born and spent much of his childhood, Demmer's office is initiating a photo contest of locations in the district that represent the 90th District's rich heritage.
“We live in a unique part of Illinois,” said Rep. Demmer. “This contest will allow people to showcase the rich history of our area to others from around the State. I will be displaying the winners of the contest in both my Springfield and Rochelle offices.”
The contest runs until Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to submit their photos by email to [email protected]. Contest rules are as follows:
- Photo can be of historical sites, buildings, or landmarks that demonstrate the rich history of our region, and must have been taken within the 90th District.
- You may submit as many entries as you’d like before the deadline of Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.
- Include name, phone number and where the picture was taken.
Rep. Demmer will choose winning entries and invite the photographers for a photo and unveiling at the Rochelle and Springfield office. Winning photos will be on display in Springfield and Rochelle for all of 2017. Participants seeking more information can call the district office at (815) 561-3690 or visit the website at www.tomdemmer.org.
The 90th District:
When I think of the General Assembly, the image that comes to mind is a fetid swamp.
After reading this article, I think my wife and I will take a little “road trip” to see Tampico and some of the other small towns in our state. We always find it enjoyable to visit these small villages and towns and see what the people and places are like that make up our great state of Illinois. Traveling to destinations like Tampico to eat at a small town diner make me realize how huge and varied our state of Illinois is. Illinois is far more than “just about Chicago”.