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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed Ava Wiley of Rochester to the Capitol this week as part of his Future Leaders program.

Wiley, 14, is an eighth grader at Rochester Junior High School. Her parents are Kimberly and Robert Wiley.

During Wiley’s visit Wednesday, she toured the Capitol, attended a Senate budget hearing with Manar and accompanied him onto the Senate floor where she was introduced to other senators and watched them debate and vote on legislation.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar welcomed members of the 2019 Illinois Farm Bureau ALOT – Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow – class to the state Senate Wednesday.

Among the members visiting the Capitol was Jon Griffel of Carlinville, who farms near Gillespie.

For more information about the program, visit https://www.ilfb.org/media/3537/alot-brochure-dates-locations.pdf.

Pictured: Members of the Illinois Farm Bureau ALOT class visited the Illinois Senate with State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Manar is on the far left and Jon Griffel of Carlinville is pictured at the far right.

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02202019 Manar Pana Minister 350SPRINGFIELD – The Rev. Joel Jackle-Hugh of the United in Faith Church in Pana delivered the invocation to the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) invited Jackle-Hugh to the Senate. United in Faith Church is located at 609 Fairgrounds Road in Pana.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar welcomed Emma Kelly, a senior at Taylorville High School, to the Capitol this week as his senator for the day.

Kelly, 17, of Taylorville is the daughter of Cheryl Graham. She is a member of the National Honor Society, plays soccer and volunteers at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She enjoys CrossFit and works part-time at Incredibly Delicious in Springfield.

Kelly visited the Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 28. While there, she toured the building and accompanied Manar on the Senate floor for a busy afternoon of debate and votes on key legislation, including veto overrides.

She plans to attend a four-year university after graduation to pursue a career in the field of public health.

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