I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!
The General Assembly finished Veto Session on November 14. The House will convene in the new year for Spring Session on January 28.
Please contact my District Office with any questions or concerns regarding any state issue. We are here to help.
Very truly yours,
79th District State Representative
Fighting for you!
Stronger Ethics in Government
In October, I joined my colleagues to introduce an ethics task force to re-examine our government ethics. The ethics task force was only the first step. My Republican colleagues identified several activities, all of which were completely legal, but we agreed as ethically wrong. I cosponsored several bills to close these loopholes and start true ethics reform. <[link removed]> Unfortunately, House Democrats gave lip service and did not call any of these bills to the floor and introduced their own partisan task force in the dead of night before the last day of session. I will continue to fight for real ethics reforms in the Spring Session.
Safety on our Roads
Shortly after a horrific collision on US 45/52 and 8000S Rd, I gathered stakeholders between Iroquois County, Kankakee County, IDOT, Illinois State Police, and Representative Bennett to discuss ways to improve the intersection. Remember to drive sober, put down your phone when you get behind the wheel, and make a complete stop at all stop signs. Safe driving makes sure we all get where we need to go.
Insulin is a lifesaving drug for those with diabetes. Recent increases in the price of this drug have left many Illinoisans rationing their doses or unable to pay. SB 667 <[link removed]> caps copays for insulin prescriptions to $100 per 30 days for state insurance plans to provide affordable access to this life-saving medication.
Around the District
The weather is getting cold, but I make sure to make my way around our beautiful 79th District!
Principal for a Day
I had the pleasure of joining Momence CUSD #1 at Je-Neir Elementary School with Principal Stewart for Principal for a Day! I was so impressed with what the students are learning and how innovative the learning environment is. Thank you for giving me this opportunity!
Free Health Insurance & Wellness Fair
I hosted a free health insurance and wellness fair in November to help constituents get information and help on how to get insured and receive free health screenings. I even received my own screening!
Honoring our Veterans
It is important to honor our veterans and thank them for the sacrifices they made for our country. I joined Coal City and its program to show our gratitude to our amazing veterans!
Part of my job as a state representative is to assist you with navigating problems with state agencies. From assisting gun owners with FOID and CCL applications to navigating the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, my office successfully assisted 14 constituents in the month of November. It is my pleasure to serve you!
Are you looking for a new job or a change in career? Check out my job board <[link removed]> for job search resources and local listings. If you are an employer, check out the link above to find out how to send job posting requests.
Mark Your Calendar!
- Toys for Tots <[link removed]>
I am proud to partner with the Marine Toys for Tots
Foundation - Kankakee County, IL to help economically
challenged children in the 79th District enjoy a Merry
Christmas and have Happy Holidays. There will be collection boxes at the 79th District Office in Kankakee. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call my office at 815-523-7779.
“Like” me on Facebook to keep up to date on future events and drives!!!
Office - Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
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