ROMEOVILLE, Ill. —  The City of Crest Hill will be able to buy land to construct a Lake Michigan water receiving station under a new law passed by state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook.

“When crafting my legislative agenda, my goal is to provide policy solutions to our area’s most pressing problems, and this new law is a perfect example of that,” Avelar said. “Clean drinking water is essential to the health and safety of everyone, and this legislation will help ensure Crest Hill residents have access to this valuable resource.”

Avelar’s House Bill 2097 authorizes the City of Crest Hill to buy land in exchange for $1 for the purposes of building a Lake Michigan water receiving station. Lake Michigan has been a safe, reliable source of drinking water for several communities for decades.

“I am extremely grateful to Representative Avelar for all of her help and assistance with the passage of HB2097, the Land Transfer Bill, through the House,” said Crest Hill Mayor Raymond R. Soliman. “This will be a tremendous tax savings for all of the residents of the City of Crest Hill and will also help us secure our allocation to obtain Lake Michigan water.”

“This land transfer bill will ensure Crest Hill has a high-quality, sustainable water supply for generations to come,” Avelar said. “I am grateful to my colleagues and Gov. Pritzker for recognizing this essential need in our community and helping me pass this legislation.”

House Bill 2097 is effective immediately. For more information on Avelar’s legislative agenda, please visit

Rep. Dagmara
Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar

85th District

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