As we continue our work in the General Assembly, I remain committed to tackling the big-picture issues that will move our state forward. In the upcoming weeks, I am focused on protecting our air, water, and wildlife, preventing workplace discrimination that disproportionately impacts women, and ensuring seniors voices are heard.
Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
This month, the House has continued to be in session. It was great to be on the floor working alongside my colleagues on important legislation. Last week, two of my bills passed out of the House with bi-partisan support and are now in the Senate.
The Drug Take-Back Act is designed to keep dangerous prescription drugs out of the hands of our kids and out of our drinking water by providing Illinois residents with an easy, safe, and convenient way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. Another bill I was proud to introduce and pass through the House modernizes the rules for displaying a Healthcare Power of Attorney to ensure that a loved one’s wishes are observed in an emergency.
While in Springfield, I was able to stop by the Illinois Farm Bureau annual reception and catch up with members of the Lee County Farm Bureau, who I have worked with through the IFB’s Adopt-a-Legislator program.
District Shout Out – Jesse Compher
Meet my Staff – Zoe Pharo, Outreach Director
Celebrate Black History Month
Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance
Utility Bill Assistance Available
Extension on Driver’s License and ID Card Expirations
Events in the District
- The City of Evanston will be hosting their annual Summer youth employment job fair on March 12th, you can sign up to attend the event HERE.
- Josselyn Center’s Junior Board will be holding a “Let’s Talk About It” event on Monday, March 14th, from 7-8:30pm at Lake Forest Auditorium. Created by teens for teens, hear from a panel of mental health advocates including author and illustrator Courtney Cook.
- The 2022 Coming Together: Sharing Experiences of Disability season runs from March 6 through April 23 and will feature a number of events that brings together the experiences and talents of members of the disability community across Niles Township. Find more information on the website HERE.
- Cook County is seeking input on their recently published ADA Transition plan. This plan pertains to pedestrian facilities within the Cook County highway right-of-way and does not cover public buildings. If you have a disability and/or would like to provide public input, fill out the form and email it to ADA.Coordinator@cookcountyil.gov.