r 011023CM0106PEORIA HEIGHTS – The Illinois EPA announced $40,000 is coming to Peoria Heights to help the area identify service lines that may contain lead.

“Lead contamination poses serious health risks for residents in our community,” said Koehler (D – Peoria). “This funding will give the village the resources they need to ensure we have safe drinking water throughout our community.”

State Senator Dave Koehler voted for the legislation creating the Lead Service Line Replacement Notification Act in 2021. This act provides timelines and requirements for communities replacing contaminated water pipes, as well as assisting in financing local water projects throughout Illinois.

Illinois has more lead service lines than any other state in the nation, with an estimated 730,000 to 1.4 million lead service lines in the ground. There is no safe level of exposure to lead.

“This funding will provide many communities with the necessary funding to develop a complete inventory identifying the types of water lines that exist in their drinking water supplies,” said Illinois EPA Director John Kim.

To see a full list of Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Grants, click here.

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State Senator Dave Koehler is pleased to introduce his new constituent service coordinator in his district office, Joshua Crockett.


Joshua Crockett earned his B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Civic Engagement and Responsibility from Illinois State University in May of 2021 and is currently pursuing a master’s in communication. During his time at ISU, Joshua worked at the Center for Civic Engagement as a Census & Election Fellow to encourage student participation in 2020, followed by his time as the Graduate Assistant for Civic Education and Political Engagement.


Prior to his time at ISU, Joshua attended Heartland Community College where he served as Student Trustee and later secured a position on the Board of Trustees. He is thrilled to continue supporting the Bloomington-Normal community through my district office.



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The Township Officials of Illinois is offering college students scholarship opportunities! This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their township officials. Applications are due March 1. More information can be found at https://www.toi.org/toi-scholarship2023 TOI Scholarship Flyer

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PEORIA – Fighting for working-class families, organized labor and providing teachers and students with the resources they require are top priorities for State Senator David Koehler (D – Peoria), who was sworn into his sixth term Wednesday.

He is looking forward to continue tackling the issues his community faces every day.

Koehler was sworn into his sixth term on Wednesday. The state Senator is looking forward to continue tackling the issues his community faces every day.

“I am honored to work for the interests of my community once again” Koehler said. “Residents of the greater Peoria area have put their trust in me once again, and I look forward to continuing the fight for my community.”

Koehler was elected to the Illinois Senate in 2006, and was promoted to Assistant Majority Leader in 2019. Due to redistricting of legislative districts across Illinois, Koehler now represents the Bloomington-Normal area as well.

“I am excited to get to work for not just Peoria and surrounding areas, but also Bloomington-Normal. I look forward to producing effective legislation for higher education in the area, as well as focusing on organized labor and clean energy” Koehler said. “These communities are great areas for teachers, students and workers to thrive. I will work hard to ensure even more opportunities are available for our community.” 

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