State Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) will present Illinois’ Lost Decade and the Road Back Home as part of Elmhurst College's Fixing Illinois lecture series Wednesday, Aug. 28.
A lifelong resident of Elmhurst, Reboletti is serving his fourth term in the Illinois House of Representatives. He served three terms representing the 46th District, and last November, he was elected to serve in the newly drawn 45th District.
He is a former prosecutor with a longtime interest in criminal justice issues and serves as the Republican spokesperson on the House Judiciary and the Restorative Justice committees. He is the sole Republican on the Criminal Procedure and Penalties Subcommittee, and also serves on the Health Care Availability and Accessibility, Mass Transit, Public Utilities, and Transportation committees.
In the 98th General Assembly, Rep. Reboletti was a lead negotiator on concealed carry legislation. He also championed the passage of Andrea’s Law, which established a murderer registry; and filed legislation to reinstate the death penalty. In 2009, he received The Hero Award from the Illinois Victims Organization, and in 2010 he received The Advocacy Award for Juvenile Justice from Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.
His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave. Admission is free and the public is invited.
In June, Elmhurst College launched Fixing Illinois: A Great State’s Problems and Promise, with the goal of starting an ongoing discussion about the challenges Illinois faces and empowering citizens to help address those challenges and move the state forward.
Previous Fixing Illinois speakers included businessman and gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, and political commentator Dan Proft. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.
Source: Elmhurst College