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Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) met with Lincolnwood students last week during the 89th Illinois Association FFA Convention in Springfield.

The annual meeting was at the Bank of Springfield Center (formerly the Prairie Capital Convention Center).

Monty Elvidge is the Lincolnwood FFA adviser. He has been an agriculture teacher at the school for one year.

Pictured above: Senator Andy Manar visits with members of the Lincolnwood High School FFA chapter on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the 89th Illinois Association FFA Convention in Springfield.

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Pictured: Members of the Lincolnwood FFA chapter and State Senator Andy Manar gather for a photo at the 89th Illinois Association FFA Convention in Springfield. Pictured with Manar are Jackson Waldeck, 14, Bryce Webb, 17, and Jim Stieren, 14, all of Farmersville.

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TvilleFFASenator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) met with Taylorville students last week during the presentation of awards during the 89th Illinois Association FFA Convention in Springfield.

The awards occurred during the annual meeting June 13-15 at the Bank of Springfield Center (formerly the Prairie Capital Convention Center).

Pictured: Members of the Taylorville FFA chapter and State Senator Andy Manar gather for a photo at the 89th Illinois Association FFA Convention in Springfield. Pictured are Harley Leatherman, 17; Kent Girard, 17; Jett Vickery, 15; Duncan Beck, 17; Anna Rever, 17; and Manar.

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BrattenManarAndrew Bratten and Ben Manar were special guests of State Senator Andy Manar at the Illinois Capitol on the final day of the legislative session May 31.

Bratten, 8, is the son of Lisa and Steve Bratten of Bunker Hill.

Ben Manar, 8, is the son of Andy and Trista Manar of Bunker Hill. Both boys are students at Wolf Ridge Elementary School and play on the Bunker Hill Blue Jays youth baseball team.

During their visit, Andrew and Ben toured the Capitol and joined Senator Manar on the floor of the Senate while he presented legislation for a vote.

Pictured: Ben Manar, 8, (left) and Andrew Bratten, 8, both of Bunker Hill, join State Senator Andy Manar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, on the floor of the Illinois Senate.

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MichaelYoungMichael Young, an elder at the Main Street Church of the Living God in Decatur, delivered the invocation to the Illinois Senate on May 31, the final day of the legislative session.

“We ask you to let us to come together with the things that we need to make a greater Illinois be great again,” Young said in offering an opening prayer and words of encouragement to lawmakers. “We ask you, let these minds in here to come together, that Illinois will stand up and stand out to meet the needs of the people.”

Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) invited Young to deliver the invocation.

Pictured: Michael Young (right), an elder at the Main Street Church of the Living God in Decatur, joins Senator Andy Manar for a photo on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, on the floor of the Illinois Senate.

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