Rep. Fritts' Shabbona Survey

In 1829, a Federal Treaty between the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the United States Government allowed the Potawatomi Nation to maintain 1,280 acres of land in what is now DeKalb County. However, the agreement was never fulfilled, and the land was subsequently sold by the U.S. government in 1849. This land now holds the Shabbona Lake State Park. Legislation has been proposed in the Illinois House of Representatives, House Bill 4107, that would give the Potawatomi Nation more than the initially agreed upon land by transferring the entirety of Shabbona State Lake Park, which holds 1,550 acres of land and 318 acres of lake. As a nearby resident of this area, Representative Fritts is seeking your feedback on this issue by answering the following questions.

Do you support the proposed legislation that transfers the Shabbona Lake State Park to the Potawatomi Nation?