AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, visited the Friendly Center Club retiree group last week at the Prisco Community Center to enjoy ice cream and talk about how the balanced budget will impact seniors in Aurora and throughout Illinois.

“During the budget impasse, there were a lot of questions on whether or not seniors would continue to have access to life-saving services like senior meal programs, funding for assisted living facilities and health care,” Chapa LaVia said. “Now that a budget has been passed, the best way for constituents to learn about how such legislation will affect them is to bring information directly to them.”

Members of the Friendly Center Club also had the opportunity to sign Chapa LaVia’s property tax freeze petition. Chapa LaVia voted to cut property taxes, especially for veterans, disabled individuals and seniors, but hopes to save homeowners even more money by passing legislation that would prevent property tax rates from increasing.

Individuals who have questions about the budget or who are interested in signing the property tax freeze petition are encouraged to reach out to Chapa LaVia’s constituent service office at 630-270-1848, or at

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Chapa LaVia (Right) speaks at the Friendly Center Club retiree group about the budget and senior issues.

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