An Alton State Representative has been re-appointed by the House of Representatives to continue his fight to keep military bases from closing. The Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee, created in 2005, was assembled in response to national efforts to close national military bases. Democratic State Representative Dan Beiser of Alton tells The Big Z Scott Air Force Base is the boards top concern for the Riverbend area.

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The committee serves as a liason between military branches, base leadership, and state agencies. They also study and make recommendations about how Illinois' bases can be reutilized and made to provide greater benefit to the military.


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