SPRINGFIELD'S SCULPTURES, Carl and Roberta Volkmann
MONUMENTS, AND PLAQUES email@example.com
Three plaques are imbedded in the lawn of the State Capitol along Monroe Street. Each
has a tree planted near-by.
A plaque and tree honoring State Senator Prescott E.
Bloom (1942-1986) is near the corner of Second and
Monroe Streets. The Republican represented Peoria for
11 years before his untimely death in a tragic home
fire. He was 43. During his Senatorial career, he
conducted an undercover investigation as a drifter on
Chicago's streets. As a result of his findings, the
Illinois Medicaid laws were revised. The Prescott
Bloom Internship in Government program has been
created in his honor.
A white oak tree was planted in 1975 west of the
PACT plaque by the Illinois Society Children of the
American Revolution. Beneath the tree is a plaque
noting the bicentennial commemoration by the
West of the Bloom plaque is a plaque and tree
“dedicated to child victims in Illinois” in 1991 by PACT.