Navigating Springfield from homePLAINFIELD- In an effort to make state government more accessible to community members, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) has created a “Navigating Springfield from Home” presentation that can be viewed on her website.

“I want to ensure it’s as easy as possible for the public to learn about Illinois government and the activities of the legislature,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

The PowerPoint presentation, which includes audio, features information on how to utilize the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) website.

The ILGA site is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to watch or listen to live session, follow committee hearings, track legislation and votes or find their legislator’s contact information.

Bertino-Tarrant’s District Director, Samantha Marcum, has presented the presentation live to four different groups.

To view the presentation, you can click here.

If you have questions about the presentation or would like to inquire about having a workshop on how to use the General Assembly’s website, please contact Samantha in Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211.

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JBT Veterans Breakfast 1PLAINFIELD- State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) joined State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) to hold a breakfast for area veterans Wednesday.

“Our veterans have done so much for our nation, and I wanted to thank them for their service and ensure they were aware of available community resources,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I look forward to having more events geared toward veterans in the future.”

Over 120 people attended the breakfast, which featured guest speaker USMC Major Charles “Lynn” Lowder, whose organization 1 Vet At A Time helps entrepreneurial veterans start their own businesses.

“Lynn Lowder has an inspiring story and a strong commitment toward helping our veterans succeed both personally and professionally,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Attorney General's Military and Veterans Rights Bureau, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vet Center and the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission were also on hand to discuss services and programs they offer.

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Medicare 101 WorkshopSHOREWOOD- Last week, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) partnered with AARP to hold a Medicare 101 Workshop.

“I want to ensure seniors and their caregivers have accurate information on Medicare and other essential programs,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I look forward to having more events with AARP in the future.”

The workshop catered to current Medicare beneficiaries, individuals about to become eligible for Medicare and caregivers for those enrolled in the program.

Community members attending the event were able to get their questions answered and receive important information regarding how the Affordable Care Act impacts Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on Oct. 15. For more information, you can click here.

Bertino-Tarrant has made it a priority to hold community events for older adults. She hosted a Senior Breakfast with AARP this summer that provided tips on how to keep your brain healthy and has spoken to groups of seniors about state issues.

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Hiring FairJOLIET — State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) partnered with the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) to hold a successful hiring fair this week.

“Job fairs are important for connecting employers with community members who are looking for work,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I enjoyed meeting those who attended, and I look forward to having future events that will help people obtain employment.”

More than 50 people showed up to meet with representatives from participating businesses. The first hour of the hiring fair catered specifically to veterans.

“Our veterans have loyally served our nation, and I’m committed to doing what I can to make sure they’re employed,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

You can get details on Bertino-Tarrant’s upcoming events on her website.

 

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