Photos: Last Week in Springfield

Rep. Weber meets with advocates from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Rep. Weber and the Illinois House of Representatives honored the service of decorated Lake County Sheriff’s Police K9 Dax and his handler, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy John Forlenza on May 1. Dax and Deputy Forlenza were honored with the adoption of House Resolution 703, and Forlenza was at the Capitol today to be recognized.

Sadly, on the eve of his 10th birthday, Dax was injured in his neck and spine while apprehending a fleeing repeat felon, subsequently forcing his retirement. Due to the extent of Dax’s injuries, the difficult decision was made to end his suffering on April 12, 2024.

Rep. Weber and the IL House honor Illinois’ fallen Police Officers during the Illinois Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony in Springfield on May 2.

Rep. Weber on the House floor.

Rep. Weber with guests at the Capitol, including the Indian Consul General.