Bridge To Be Named For Former State Rep. Black

Former State Rep. Bill Black in November 2010.

Former llinois Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, argues legislation while on the House floor during veto session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

House lawmakers have passed a resolution placing a former Danville Republican lawmaker’s name on a bridge in Vermilion County.  

Bill Black’s name will now appear on the Stony Creek Bridge on Route 150 between Danville and Champaign.  The former representative served in Springfield from 1986 to 2010, and more recently as a Danville Alderman.

House member Chad Hays (R-Catlin), who succeeded Black, said naming the bridge is fitting tribute to a man who was instrumental in ensuring the bridge’s safety.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will erect signs on both sides of the bridge, stating 'Stony Creek Bridge - Honoring State Rep. William B. Black."

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