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Rep. Fritts Honors Rooney’s for June Local Business Highlight

For his June 2024 local business highlight, State Representative Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon) chose to highlight Rooney’s in Franklin Grove. Rep. Fritts spent time touring the business and presented the owners with a certificate of appreciation for their contributions to the community. 

“I chose to honor Rooney’s for my June local business highlight because of their deep-rooted values of family and community,” said Rep. Fritts. “They are heavily involved with charity work in our area, specifically helping children facing homelessness and children battling cancer.”

Rooney’s was officially founded in 2019 by owners John and Amy Lauer. They wanted to design a local community-focused establishment that incorporates old aspects of the Rooney building with their new design, such as building the bar top out of the old flooring. 

Rep. Fritts continued, “John and Amy are assets to our community who had a goal to ‘create an environment that makes customers feel safe and supported to come in however they please’. I believe they have accomplished that mission and are a great example of the benefit of community-driven businesses that have a positive impact on their customers.” 

Rooney’s is located at 119 N. Elm Street in Franklin Grove. For more information, click here to visit their official Facebook page.

To nominate a local business in District 74 for a future highlight, visit and select Local Business Highlight Submission Form under Resources.

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