BATAVIA, Ill. – To hear the thoughts and concerns of local residents on a variety of issues facing the state and community, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is hosting environmental, youth, education and mental health advisory committees during the month of December.

“Hearing the perspectives of the residents I represent on the important issues facing our community and state helps me be a strong voice for our families in Springfield,” said Villa. “While I worked to pass significant reforms this year to help get our state back on the right track, there is still much more work to be done, so I look forward to continued discussions on these issues with residents.”

Community members are invited to join Villa to share their thoughts for new bills and for a legislative update at one of her following upcoming advisory committees:
• Environmental on Dec. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, located at 154 W. Wilson St. in Batavia.
• Youth on Dec. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Villa’s district office, located at 106 W. Wilson St. in Batavia. A representative from the Illinois Comptroller’s Office will give a Next Steps presentation for students focused on setting goals, evaluating options after high school, identifying fraud and a discussion on credit and debt.
• Education, Mental Health and Youth on Dec. 19th from 7 to 8:30 pm at Villa’s district office. This joint meeting will focus a discussion on the pressing issues of mental health strains on students.

“My commitment to building a stronger Illinois includes passing meaningful legislation to make life better for the residents of communities across the state,” continued Villa. “I encourage residents to join me for one of my upcoming advisory committees to help me craft my legislative agenda for the upcoming session.”

For more information, please contact Rep. Villa’s constituent service office at 630-326-9319 or at

Rep. Karina VillaRep. Karina Villa

(D-West Chicago)
49th District

Springfield Office:
242A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1653

District Office:
106 W. Wilson St.
Ste. 13
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 326-9319