After nearly 20 years work to expand Route 29 between Taylorville and Springfield has been completed. One of the lawmakers who has worked to get the project completed is US Representative John Shimkus (R-Ill). Shimkus said during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the highway on Tuesday that the project is one of his first earmarks.
Shimkus also had some words of advice for new lawmakers, saying that hard work eventually pays off.
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