AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, held a town hall meeting last week at Waubonsee Community College to provide local residents with an update on recently passed legislation.

“We were able to pass some very important legislation during the fall veto session,” said Hernandez. “We tackled major issues and took steps to build a stronger Illinois by reforming state ethics laws, consolidating first responder pension systems which will help ease the burden of property taxes and even capping the rising costs of insulin.”

Hernandez’s town hall meeting provided an opportunity for residents to receive an update from Springfield, ask questions about new legislation and share their feedback. Hernandez hosts multiple ways for local residents to meet with her and discuss important issues, including monthly coffee and conversation meetings, various advisory committees and working family and satellite office hours. All events and meetings hosted by Hernandez are free and open to the public.

“In addition to discussing new legislation, town hall meetings like this one also allow folks to contribute ideas for new laws that can help our community grow,” said Hernandez. “The feedback I receive from local residents has a direct impact on my legislative agenda. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the meeting and who shared their ideas and concerns.”

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

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