Document shredding and non-perishable food drive Aug. 22.
This Saturday, I will be partnering with State Representative Steve Reick, AMS Store & Shred, McHenry Township and the FISH of McHenry Food Pantry, to host a free drive-thru document shredding event and food collection drive. The event will be held in the parking lot of the McHenry Township Building, located at 3703 N. Richmond Rd. in Johnsburg, from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM. Read More Here.
Free prescription disposal event Sept. 2.
I am partnering with the Crystal Lake Police Department to host a free prescription drug drop off event on Wednesday, September 2. This event to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crystal Lake Police Department located at 100 W Woodstock St in Crystal Lake. Read More Here.
Why did you receive a vote by mail application?
During the special session of the General Assembly held in May, Senate Bill 1863 was passed and subsequently signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 16, 2020, as Public Act 101-642.
The new election law is only effective for the 2020 General Election and makes the following notable changes:
- Requires all election authorities (County Clerks) to mail an application to vote by mail to everyone who voted or otherwise applied for a ballot in person or by mail in the 2018 General Election, 2019 Consolidated Election or 2020 Primary Election, as well as anyone who registered to vote or updated their address from March 18, 2020, to July 31, 2020;
- Declares November 3, 2020, a state holiday for schools, public universities and government offices (except election authorities);
- Creates the ability for election authorities to use “drop box” collection sites for postage free return of ballots;
- Allows for curbside voting;
- Allows for individuals 16 years of age or older to be elections judges under certain requirements.
If you receive an application to vote by mail, you ARE NOT REQUIRED to complete the application and return it to your election authority. All registered voters are still able to vote in person during early voting or on Election Day, November 3. Read More Here.
Expired driver’s lic., vehicle registration extended to Nov. 1.
The Illinois Secretary of State has extended all driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration, restricted driving permits and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or set to expire by Sept. 30 until Nov. 1, 2020. Read More Here.
Petition: end the silence on Illinois corruption.
The stain of corruption plaguing Illinois must end. Governor Pritzker must convene a special session on ethics reform. Illinois House Republicans have proposed a package of ethics reforms. End the silence on Illinois corruption. Sign the petition and demand that Governor Pritzker call a special session so Illinoisans can have real ethics reforms. Click here to sign.
IDES callback program.
The Illinois Dept of Employment Security (IDES) has implemented a “callback only model” to honor the order in which callers attempt to reach the call center for assistance. This new model will be in effect for the following call centers: Claimant Services Center (800-244-5631), IllinoisJobLink.com (877-342-7533), Benefit Payment Control (800-814-0513) and Employer Hotline (800-247-4984). Read More Here.
MCC awarded $15 Million for new career center.
As part of ongoing infrastructure improvement projects across the state, McHenry County College in Crystal Lake has been awarded $15.8 million for the construction of a 52,000 square foot facility to house a new career, technical and manufacturing center. The new facility highlighting the college’s focus on career readiness by expanding its trades and manufacturing oriented programs. Read More Here.
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