State Representative Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) has opened her district office in Alton. On Thursday, the location at 192 Alton Square Mall Drive opened to the public, although for in-office meetings, appointments are required. Elik represents the 111th District, which includes most of the Riverbend.

Elik tells The Big Z there is a lot to be dealt with in Springfield right now.

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She says there is also a need for lawmakers to be involved in the process of determining how COVID mitigations are handled. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. You can reach the office by calling 618-433-8046 or going to

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