july events

Last week was a busy one for Illinois Democratic Caucus senators, as they took part in several events across the state.

Last Wednesday, State Senator Scott Bennett (D- Champaign) toured local constituent Kevin Wolz’s black and white currant farm in Ogden. Along with representatives from Savanna Institute and the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Bennett took the morning to learn about local sustainable agriculture and agroforestry efforts in his district.

“It was great to meet with Kevin and the others, who are all so knowledgeable about local efforts to preserve our land while also providing us with great Illinois-grown products,” Bennett said. “I always learn so much from the people that really understand the issues at small events like this one, and I appreciate the time they took to show me around the farm.”

State Senator Linda Holmes (D- Aurora) took some time on Thursday  to ride along with Aurora Police Department to learn more about their efforts to keep residents in the community safe.

“The Aurora Police Department has been leading the way in the Community Oriented Policing strategy for the entire region, focusing on community problems and quality of life issues in their assigned districts,” Holmes said. “I thank them for working to keep our community safe and letting me ride along to see them in action.”

In the 27th district, State Senator Ann Gillespie (D- Arlington Heights) hosted a vaccination clinic on Saturday for residents to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a follow up for the first clinic on June 12. More than twenty residents showed up to the Mt. Prospect Park District RecPlex for their second dose.

“Getting vaccinated is critical for a safe reopening,” Gillespie said. “Thank you to our volunteers for working to keep our community safe and healthy this summer.”

Illinois Democratic senators learn best about their communities’ needs by getting out and talking with the people they represent, and summer is a great time for that.

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