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Scherer to Host Back to School Bash

Scherer to Host Back to School Bash

DECATUR, Ill. – To celebrate the upcoming academic year, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, in partnership with Sista Girls and Friends and West Side New Creations, will be hosting a Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Illinois, 55S Country Club Road in Decatur.

Hurley and Cunningham to Host Coffee and Conversation Saturday, Aug. 20

Hurley and Cunningham to Host Coffee and Conversation Saturday, Aug. 20

CHICAGO – State Rep. Fran Hurley and state Sen. Bill Cunningham are encouraging residents to share their thoughts on state and local issues at an upcoming Coffee and Conversation, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Starbucks located at 9438 S. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Rep. Gonzalez will Host Back to School Fair

Rep. Gonzalez will Host Back to School Fair

CHICAGO – State Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr., D-Chicago, is getting his community ready for the new school year with a Back to School Fair on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in Little Village. Gonzalez will be joined by state Sen. Celina Villanueva, state Rep. Theresa Mah and Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya.

Mason Backs Assault Weapons Ban

Mason Backs Assault Weapons Ban

GURNEE, Ill. – Following the nationwide rash of mass shootings, including the massacre in Highland Park on July 4, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is fighting to ban assault weapons by backing new restrictions and registration requirements for military-style weapons.

Rita Hails Park Redevelopment Grant

Rita Hails Park Redevelopment Grant

TINLEY PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Robert “Bob” Rita, D-Blue Island, is celebrating the award of over $311,000 to the Village of Tinley Park by the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program, for the redevelopment of Buedingen Park.

Rep. Hernandez to Hold Shred Day, Electronic Recycling, Drug Take-Back Event

Rep. Hernandez to Hold Shred Day, Electronic Recycling, Drug Take-Back Event

CICERO, Ill. — Due to increased demand for on-site paper shredding, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, in partnership with Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, is hosting a second community shred day, electronics recycling and prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Olympic Theater, 6134 W Cermak, Cicero.

State Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Gun Crimes Thursday Morning

State Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Gun Crimes Thursday Morning

CHICAGO – The bipartisan House Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force, chaired by state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, will convene Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. for a virtual hearing on gun crimes, current efforts to curb violence and how the state can take action to help save lives.