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2008 Newsletters

  • June 2008 Newsletter

    Budget Battles The wrap up of the 2008 spring legislative session brought with it both good news and bad news.  Personally, I am thrilled to be back in the district after almost seventeen straight months of travel to and from Springfield. The bad news, however, is that the Fiscal Year 2009 budget that was passed has serious […]

  • May 2008 Newsletter

    Springfield Update As you probably know, this last week was a wild ride at the state capitol!  And the constitutional amendment to allow for recall provided some fascinating political theater. A constitutional amendment requires a 3/5 majority vote by both the House and Senate and approval by voters at an election.  This Sunday, May 4 is the […]

  • April 2008 Newsletter

    Property Tax Appeals Seminar for Wheeling Township On April 12th, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Senator Susan Garret and I will host a tax appeals seminar for those who reside in Wheeling Township.    The seminar will start with a 40-minute presentation by representatives from the office of Commissioner Brendan Houlihan, Cook County Board of Review. This […]

  • March 2008 Newsletter

    Resources for Illinois Veterans I recently received information from Tammy Duckworth, the Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please pass it on to a Veteran that may be in need of some resources.  As always, feel free to call my office or the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs for more information. Illinois Warrior Assistance Program […]

  • February 2008 Newsletter

    Mass Transit Update At long last, I am pleased to report to you that the mass transit crisis in the Chicagoland region is behind us.  A sustainable, long term funding source has been enacted so that Metra, Pace and the CTA can stop planning for cuts and start moving forward (literally!). The House and the Senate recently voted […]

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