Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) volunteered on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park) in Chicago for the "Play Your Part" event to give out gift packages of donated toys for over 400 foster children, sponsored by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF). 

While other organizations provide food, shelter and support services to children and their families, the Toy Industry Foundation sees to it that these children have toys and opportunities to play in an attempt to restore both fun and a sense of normalcy to their lives. 

The Foundation currently fulfills its mission through core programs including The Toy Bank™ and grants to organizations whose missions are in line with that of the Toy Industry Foundation. The first industry-wide program of its kind, The Toy Bank receives donations of newly manufactured toys from members of the toy industry and distributes them through local charities to underserved, at-risk and homeless children throughout the United States and around the world. For more information on TIF visit:  
WESTMONT– Governor Bruce Rauner signed three bipartisan bills into law on Friday, July 22 introduced and sponsored by State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale), the Deputy Minority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. The three new state laws include: 

 HB 4352: Strengthens the education of children with dyslexia by establishing a statewide definition of dyslexia that the Illinois State Board of Education must incorporate in both general education and special education.

“Children with dyslexia must not be left behind in the classroom,” Rep. Bellock said. “By setting forth a clear definition of dyslexia, we’re giving educators and school administrators the understanding they need to make necessary changes to curriculum that will improve the learning environment for students with a reading disability.”
State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) attending a dedication of three headstones on the previously unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers buried in Fullersburg Cemetery, a small old historic cemetery in Hinsdale.. There was a ceremony honoring the soldiers (two Union and one Confederate). Please click HERE to learn more.

Rep. Patti Bellock enjoyed the 4th of July festivities in Westmont with local residents and their families.