ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will host a self-defense seminar for women with the Illinois State Police on Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at the Romeoville Recreation Center, located at 900 W. Romeo Rd.

“As a former prosecutor, I know that no matter how cautious we are, it is always possible to become a victim of crime,” Connor said. “Violence can happen anywhere and affect anyone, but being prepared and educated on how to defend yourself can help in getting out of a difficult situation. I hope that this seminar will help women learn useful skills to protect themselves in any predicament.”

Self-defense skills will be taught by a trained law enforcement officer from the Illinois State Police. The seminar will be interactive, and will provide introductory techniques on how to protect oneself from assailants. The event is free and open to the public, but women who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP by contacting Connor’s office at 815-372-0085.

“While I hope the skills learned at this event are never needed, it is critical that women know how to protect themselves in dangerous situations,” Connor said. “I’m also grateful to the Illinois State Police for taking the time to share these useful tips with residents in our community.”

For more information or to RSVP, residents are encouraged to contact Connor’s constituent service office at 815-372-0085 or

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