I would like to offer a minor correction regarding your article from May 2, 2007 titled, “LaFollette Park ballplayers in need of uniforms.” My office never received a formal request from the team organizer for funds. My office works diligently to respond to every constituent that makes contact. I will note that a formal request is not a guarantee of funds, but a request that I will advocate for while in Springfield. It is unfortunate that neither myself nor my office was contacted regarding this story. Thank you for your time and I am proud to serve Illinois’ 8th District.

La Shawn K. Ford
State representative, 8th District