cpz gillespie stadelman 062321As the spring legislative session ended and the state opened up, Senate Democrats have been hard at work getting out into their communities. Tuesday evening, Senators Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago), Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford), and Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) held events to engage with the residents of the districts they represent.

Senator Stadelman hosted an informational webinar in conjunction with the Citizens Utility Board on cutting the cable cord and exploring alternatives to satellite or cable television. Check out a recording of this event here. Additionally, he will be hosting a town hall on June 23 at the Northwest Community Center, located at 1325 N. Johnston Ave. in Rockford, from 6 to 7 p.m.

"I hope the people who attended our event learned about ways to save money on their cable bill and the use of streaming services," Stadelman said.

Senator Pacione-Zayas hosted a legislative wrap-up town hall to inform her community about the successes of this year’s spring legislative session. She covered topics ranging from her measure creating cultural districts throughout the state, to rental and mortgage assistance option for the Northwest side of Chicago. Her presentation featured guest speakers from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Illinois Action for Children, the Northwest Side Housing Center and more.

“Town halls are an excellent way to inform our constituents on the latest and greatest in their communities,” Pacione-Zayas said. “They also help me gauge what the people I represent care about most. The event last night was successful in engaging community groups and constituents by giving them an opportunity to have a dialogue with my office, and I can’t wait to continue these conversations in the future.”

Additionally, Senator Gillespie hosted extended office hours at her Arlington Heights office yesterday evening to engage with members of her community who might not be able to make it to her office during the day. She will host another evening of extended office hours on June 24, with her office remaining open until 7:00 p.m.

“I am always happy to extend our constituent service hours to accommodate the schedules of working families in our community, “Gillespie said. “Accessibility to our neighbors remains a core principle of my office.”

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