Printed in the local paper on September 25, 2003
"I want to publicly thank you for being the chief sponsors of the vision screening notification bill, which Governor Blagojevich signed into law on August 11, 2003.
As the mother who initiated this legislation, I am pleased you both demonstrated your willingness to listen to a constituent, as well as your ability to take action for the betterment of the current system.
When I testified before the Senate Education Committee in March, and the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee in April, I witnessed firsthand your experience and strength as legislators. As a result of my hard work and your thorough job in Springfield, both committees and all senators and representatives supported Senate Bill 805 unanimously.
You have proven you do work for the people successfully in our district. All the children in Illinois will benefit from our combined efforts.
It truly has been a privilege and an honor to experience democracy in action from a simple idea to the new Public Act 93-0504.
I am proud to have you represent me in Springfield."
Janet V. Hughes