State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke to a large overflow crowd Monday night at Naperville City Hall during the final town hall of their Straight Talk Tour, which provided constituents with the latest information on the budget and their efforts to reform the business climate in Illinois.
The Straight Talk Tour began earlier this month with stops also in Wheaton and Carol Stream. Constituents were invited to attend one of these town halls for the chance to speak directly with their legislators on a wide variety of topics.
Sen. Connelly and Rep. Ives said they were both pleased with the turnout at all the events. Approximately, 30 people attended the town hall in
Carol Stream, 150 in Wheaton, and 175 in Naperville. Constituents who participated had a wide range of questions, mostly related to the state budget impasse.
"I am grateful to the hundreds of local residents from throughout the district who attended our town hall meetings in Carol Stream, Wheaton and Naperville,” said Sen. Connelly. “It is important for us as legislators to listen to the needs and concerns of families in our community; and to share with them how the work we are doing in Springfield and here at home reflects our shared values. Now more than ever, we need to work together to move Illinois forward; and that starts with keeping the lines of communication open and making sure constituents know their feedback is always welcome and appreciated."
"One of the most important things we can do as legislators is to share timely relevant information with constituents which is why we hosted these town halls,” said Rep. Ives. “Everyone in Illinois needs to understand the fiscal calamity in our state and its root causes. It is also important that we receive feedback directly from constituents about their concerns and ideas to improve Illinois."
Sen. Connelly and Rep. Ives host a packed crowd of over 175 people at Naperville City Hall on Monday as part of their Straight Talk Tour