AURORA, Ill. – Continuing her commitment to listen to the concerns of her constituents, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, recently held a public safety roundtable discussion alongside Aurora Police Department Commander Keith Cross to talk about issues of safety in the community.

“I am proud of the work that we did in Springfield to address areas of concern in our communities, but there is always more work to be done,” said Hernandez. “I am grateful to the residents of my district who came out to this discussion with their questions and concerns. Police officers rely highly on feedback and tips from residents in addressing crime and road safety, so I am glad we were able to highlight the importance of being an active citizen in reporting suspicious behavior and utilizing the non-emergency phone lines.”

During her short time in the General Assembly, Hernandez has been a fierce advocate for improving public safety in Illinois. In addition to facilitating these community discussions in her district, Hernandez helped pass legislation to improve safety in schools, find feasible solutions for the state-wide opioid epidemic and was recently appointed to the House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force to give gun safety recommendations to the General Assembly.

“There are so many different ways that we can all work together to improve the safety of our communities, and one avenue of doing that is by continuing to foster these conversations with local law enforcement agencies,” said Hernandez. “I am grateful for any chance to hear feedback from my constituents, especially when it involves such important topics like these.”

For more information on Hernandez’s roundtable discussions, please contact her constituent services office at 630-270-1848, or email

State Rep. Barbara Hernandez with APD Commander Keith Cross meeting with local residents.

State Rep. Barbara Hernandez with APD Commander Keith Cross meeting with local residents.

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

83rd District

Springfield Office:
233-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1002
District Office:
540 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 270-1848