ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to ensure that grandparents have the resources they need to support those under their care, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, and other local elected officials will welcome Gov. JB Pritzker to Romeoville, where he is planning to sign Manley’s House Bill 780 into law. The bill creates the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Pilot Program, which will help connect grandparents with essential services and resources that state agencies provide. The pilot program will serve residents of Will County and will operate from Jan. 1, 2024 through Jan. 1, 2027.

“Raising a child can be difficult for anyone, and with the many unique issues facing older adults, it can be overwhelming to deal with the hardships that come with raising children,” said Manley. “There are many resources that the State provides grandparents to help alleviate some of the burden that they are facing, and the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Pilot Program will ensure that seniors are connected to these resources and can take full advantage of them.”

Who:              State Rep. Natalie Manley

                        Gov. JB Pritzker

                        Other Local Elected Officials

What:             Signing of House Bill 780

When:            Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.

Where:           The Ovation Center

                                    349 S Weber Road

                                    Romeoville, IL 60446

Rep. Natalie ManleyRep. Natalie Manley


Assistant Majority Leader

98th District

Springfield Office:
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
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District Office:
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Romeoville, IL 60446
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