Area legislators to host annual town hall meeting

Bolingbrook- Area legislators will host their annual town hall meeting to update local residents on important legislative issues from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Fountaindale Library.

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be joined by State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill), Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and Representative John Connor (D-Lockport) at the meeting, which will allow residents to ask questions or share concerns.

“I look forward to this annual town hall meeting. Whenever community members are willing to take valuable time out of their busy day to take part in these dialogues it is a win for all of us involved,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Government works best when there is constant conversation and we work together as a team to tackle important issues that we are facing in our communities and state.”

The joint town hall meeting is free and open to the media and public. There are a number of important issues the General Assembly has tackled this year such as gun control legislation, passing a bipartisan budget that funds schools, legislative ethics reforms and stronger protections for sexual assault survivors.

"What do you want from your state government? Come tell us June 12." McGuire said.

Connor is newly appointed to the 85th House District.

"I look forward to discussing my first year in the legislature and the issues facing the district with my constituents at the town hall," Connor said.

Manley and Bertino-Tarrant have worked together to alleviate the teacher shortage this year and have made huge strides at eliminating red tape in the licensure process.

“Over the past several months, many constituents have reached out to our offices to ask questions about legislation and share their concerns about the state,” Manley said. “Now, we want to have the opportunity to let you know about what we have been working on and provide an update on other big issues we have been working on in Springfield.”

For information or to submit questions ahead of time, contact Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at 815-254-4211 or visit www.SenatorBertinoTarrant.com.