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.
“During the Council’s Meeting of the Whole Oct. 5, we heard from each Committee about its work since the first meeting in June,” Sen. Nybo said. “These Council members are working closely with my office on the kind of in-depth research and significant information that can be the basis of legislation I can introduce before the General Assembly.”
The Council’s Committees include Education, Health and Human Services, Energy and Environment, Senior and Veterans, State Finances and Economic Growth, Transportation, Business and Economic Expansion.
“The citizens who have volunteered their time and talents to these committees have an impressive depth of knowledge,” Rep. 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.”
Council members must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the 24th Legislative District, which includes the 47th and 48th Representative 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,” Rep. 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. New committee members are always welcome to apply.
For more information or to submit a membership application, call Rep. Breen at 630/403-8135 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Sen. Nybo by calling 630/969-0990 or e-mailing email@example.com.