LOCKPORT, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, recently hosted a celebration honoring local seniors for the leadership roles they have played in the community in the past year.
“Our seniors deserve credit for their accomplishments and contributions to the local community,” Connor said. “The leadership they’ve displayed is just one part of the important role they play in cities and towns across Illinois, and the Golden Spirit award is recognition of that. I’m happy to spend time with people who are also committed to building a stronger Illinois for current and future generations.”
This is the 3rd time Connor has held his annual event recognizing local seniors for their accomplishments with the Golden Spirit award. Connor’s commitment to the senior community has been a driving force deciding his legislative priorities as a representative, where he supported funding for senior services in the most recent state budget, worked to crack down on con artists who target seniors and backed property tax relief efforts for the senior community.