Portion of Highway 148 to be Renamed in Honor of Fallen Christopher Firefighter

Portion of Highway 148 to be Renamed in Honor of Fallen Christopher Firefighter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) received unanimous support for HJR 87, a House Joint Resolution that will rename a stretch of Hwy. 148 near Christopher in honor of fallen Christopher firefighter Kody M. Vanfossan.

“I am proud to stand with the Vanfossan family and to have received unanimous support from my colleagues for HJR 87 to rename a highway in Kody Vanfossan’s hometown after him,” Severin said in a statement. “I hope, with this action, we can memorialize Kody and remind everyone that passes by that our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect all of us every day. We thank Kody, we miss him, and we honor all firefighters for their service and sacrifice.”

Severin previously honored Vanfossan via House Resolution 361 in the 101st General Assembly.