BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – In an effort to recognize the hard work and bravery of healthcare workers during COVID-19, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is currently accepting nominations for her local Healthcare Hero Awards.

“When I talk to families in the district, the biggest concern is for our healthcare industry during the current global pandemic,” said Avelar. “Whether that means locating COVID-19 testing spots, vaccine availabilities or making sure our first responders are adequately funded and equipped to deal with the unprecedented future. Our healthcare system has been working tirelessly this past year to provide the best care possible and if there is any group of people who deserve to be recognized and celebrated, it is our healthcare heroes.”

Avelar’s Healthcare Hero Awards will recognize local healthcare workers who have been nominated for their bravery, hard work, resilience and courage while working through the pandemic. To nominate a hero, please contact Avelar’s district off at to receive a nomination form. There is no deadline for nominations and all nominees should be residents of the 85th District.

“We still have a lot of work to do to protect our families during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is important that we recognize those who have been on the front lines from the very start,” Avelar said. “I look forward to recognizing some of our local healthcare heroes and thanking them for their hard work”.

For any questions please reach out to Rep. Avelar’s office at or call the office at 815-372-0085.

Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar

(D-Crest Hill)
85th District

Springfield Office:
xxx-x Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-xxxx

District Office:
16151 S. Weber Road
Suite 103
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 372-0085