LOMBARD - The Legislative Advisory Council created by three local lawmakers presented updates on its research into state issues as it reconvened for a Meeting of the Whole Oct. 5 at Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard.
State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) said Council members are working with him, State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) to develop new ideas and evaluate current proposals being considered in Springfield. More than 50 local residents attended the meeting.
The Council’s Committees include Education, Health and Human Services, Energy and Environment, Seniors and Veterans, State Finances and Economic Growth, Transportation, and Business and Economic Expansion.
“The citizens who have volunteered their time and talents to these committees have an impressive depth of knowledge,” Breen said. “I am specifically impressed that their research includes a study into what other states are doing well with regard to key issues such as school funding, managed health care and economic growth.”
Committee members must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the 24th Legislative Senate District, which includes the 47th and 48th Legislative House Districts.
“The local residents on our Legislative Advisory Council continue to provide exceptional feedback on a wide range of issues facing our community and state,” Bellock said. “As legislators, we are grateful for their input and look forward to building on the Council’s success by actively bringing their ideas to Springfield to improve the quality of life for every family in Illinois.”
The Legislative Advisory Council will continue to hold monthly meetings throughout the legislative year, and new committee members are always welcome to apply. For more information or to submit a membership application, contact Breen’s office at (630) 403-8135, or email his office through the web form located at www.reppeterbreen.org. You may also receive information by contacting Nybo’s office at (630) 969-0990, or by emailing his office at firstname.lastname@example.org.