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Bertino-Tarrant, Manley hosting women’s fair Aug. 20

More than 50 vendors will be in attendance at the fair which provides resources for women in Will County.

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Bertino-Tarrant: Dan Proft-funded fake newspapers are misleading Will County residents

Senator echoes Illinois Press Association warning, calls on opponent to sever ties

Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant echoed the Illinois Press Association’s warning on The Will County Gazette and DuPage Policy Journal, two fake newspapers that recently appeared in the community. Designed to look like weekly newspapers, the political mailings are part of a new network of Illinois publications funded by the Liberty Principles PAC, an Independent Expenditure PAC. “I echo the IPA’s warning that everyone who receives these publications seriously question their integrity,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “This is not about the first amendment, this is about a super PAC going to extreme lengths to mislead people in order to push a political agenda.”

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Bertino-Tarrant, Manley to hold Women’s Fair

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and State Rep. Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) will be holding the annual Women’s Fair. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. “Too often busy schedules don’t allow for personal time,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Women attending this event will have access to resources that will help them meet their goals and achieve excellence.” More than 50 vendors in different fields will be participating in the Women’s Fair. A list is in the flyer. Attendees can walk on the track for a chance to win prizes from vendors. "As women, we spend most of our time focused on others and we rarely take time to think about what options are available to improve our own lives," said Manley. "Attending this event will not only allow women access to a variety of information but is also an opportunity to carve out time for themselves."

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Bertino-Tarrant hosting coffee and conversation, office hours this week

Head over to the Plainfield McDonalds on Route 59 for coffee with the senator or catch her open officer hours at Fountaindale Library in Bolingbrook this week.

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Bertino-Tarrant, McGuire and Manley will hold town hall meeting

State Senators Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) and Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss legislative issues on Tuesday, July 19. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road. “I always appreciate the opportunity to have an open dialogue with my constituents about state and local issues,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I look forward to answering questions from people who attend.” "I'm sure residents have questions about the stopgap state budget as well as local projects and concerns," McGuire said. "Let's talk about these things at the July 19 town hall." The town hall meeting is open to the public. Anyone with questions or concerns can join Senators Bertino-Tarrant and McGuire and Representative Manley for a candid conversation about state and local government issues.

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant plan will help veterans start a business

The legislation, signed by the governor, will assist vets through a business loan program get started in business.

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State Senator Bertino-Tarrant, hosting AARP ‘Lunch and Learn’ event June 28

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will hold an AARP lunch event on Tuesday, June 28 in Plainfield Township.

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Bertino-Tarrant to hold coffee and conversation, satellite office hours

Bertino-Tarrant to hold coffee and conversation, satellite office hours State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding coffee and conversation and satellite office hours this month. Coffee and conversation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Benny’s Place, 1158 Douglas Road, Oswego. “I look forward to having a casual conversation with those who join me,” Bertino-Tarrant said. Satellite office hours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Crest Hill Village Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road. “Satellite office hours will be helpful to residents of Crest Hill and nearby communities who want to learn about what state programs and services are available,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

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Bertino-Tarrant wants to strip Hastert of pension

“The taxpayers shouldn’t be paying retirement benefits for a child predator who has abused the public trust,” said the senator from Shorewood in a press release.

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Senator wants to extend statute of limitations for financial exploitation of elderly, disabled

The bill, which has been sent to the governor for approval, would extend fraud protections for the elderly.

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Senate passes plan to name roads for fallen Illinois soldiers

The legislation was sponsored by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant of Shorewood and State Rep. Mark Batinick of Plainfield.

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Bertino-Tarrant wants to ensure proper dementia care

A new bill being bill being proposed would ensure that dementia care patients would receive specialized care suited to their needs.

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Bertino-Tarrant plan guarantees time off for employees who lose a child

A parent whose child has a serious medical condition can receive time off from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, that same parent would not be allowed under FMLA to take time off for the death of a child. In fact, the average bereavement leave for a person who loses a child is three days according to a researcher at Arizona State University. Today, State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) passed legislation out of the Illinois Senate guaranteeing parents who lose a child time off work to grieve. “My plan is about having compassion for a parent who is going through a terrible tragedy,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is important that a parent who loses a child is guaranteed time off work to mourn.” Under FMLA, employees are entitled to up to three months a year of unpaid leave for the birth of the child, adoption or to care for themselves or a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. Bertino-Tarrant’s proposal, Senate Bill 2613, expands FMLA coverage by ensuring that employees who lose a child will be provided with two weeks of unpaid bereavement leave. This time can be used to make arrangements, attend the funeral