Morrison Visits with Crew of New USS Illinois Submarine

In June of this year, the first naval vessel since 1897 which carries the State of Illinois’ name will launch from a harbor in Connecticut. On April 29, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) had an opportunity to visit with some of the crew members.

Crew members and members of the nuclear sub marine’s commissioning committee were at the Illinois Capitol to showcase an eight-foot replica of the Virginia Class nuclear submarine and to talk with visitors. Additional information about the USS Illinois can be found at