JBT 2016 Satellite Office HoursOSWEGO— State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting satellite office hours in Oswego.

Oswego satellite office hours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill.

“This event will give people from Oswego and nearby communities an opportunity to receive help with state programs and services at a convenient location,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

Community members are welcome to stop by Oswego Village Hall to work with the senator’s staff and receive assistance with different services.

Attendees can receive help with FOID card applications, food stamp issuance, health care, veterans or disability issues, Medicare paperwork, foreclosure prevention assistance and much more.

If you have questions regarding Oswego satellite office hours, please contact Samantha Marcum in Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211.

Oswego Satellite Office Hours

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20

Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

Location: Oswego Village Hall

100 Parkers Mill

 

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Metra PhotoROMEOVILLE— A Romeoville Metra station was approved to receive funding through IDOT’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP).

“It’s good news that funding is on the way for this project,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Having a Metra station in Romeoville will be convenient for area residents who utilize public transportation.”

The project was selected to receive $296,700 in funding.

You can click here for more information about the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.

A complete list of projects that were selected can be found here.

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2016 Vets Breakfast FlierPLAINFIELD— State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting a Veterans’ Breakfast this month.

The Veterans’ Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Plainfield American Legion, 24741 W. Renwick Road.

“Veterans will be able to get information about available resources at this event,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I look forward to meeting the veterans who attend and thanking them for their service and contributions to our nation.”

Representatives from Homes for Heroes, Kendall County Veterans Assistance Commission, Military Mama Network and Will County Veterans Assistance Commission will be on hand to discuss services and programs they offer.

The Veterans’ Breakfast will also feature guest speaker Grant Swinger from the Illinois Attorney General’s Military and Veterans Rights Bureau. He will discuss functions of the bureau as well as its past and current initiatives.

People wanting to attend the breakfast should RSVP online or with Samantha in Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at (815) 254-4211.

Bertino-Tarrant has been a champion for veterans. This year, she sponsored a new law that will create a program at the Illinois Finance Authority that allows veterans to apply for and receive a loan to start a business.

Veterans’ Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: Plainfield American Legion

24741 W. Renwick Road

 

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hastert“The General Assembly Retirement System needs to do the right thing and end Hastert’s pension. Families throughout my district work hard, and their taxes should not be paying for a child predator’s retirement.”

PLAINFIELD— In the wake of Scott Cross’ testimony regarding sexual abuse by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, State. Sen Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) is renewing her call for changing state laws so justice can be served.

“Child predators like Hastert shouldn’t get away with sexual abuse just because no one caught them before some arbitrary deadline,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “When we know of an injustice, we should have the opportunity to set things right. We owe it to the victims and we owe it to the taxpayers.”

Bertino-Tarrant is the lead Senate sponsor of HB 1127, which would remove legal deadlines for prosecuting criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse of a child. She’s also been outspoken in calling for state pension officials to rescind the taxpayer-funded pension Hastert receives from his time as an Illinois lawmaker.

“As I sat there and listened to Mr. Cross summon the courage to talk to the committee about his abuse, it was unbelievable to think he was going to get away with it, and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “That’s unacceptable.”

Hastert is currently in prison after pleading guilty to financial fraud. He cannot face charges for the sexual abuse he admitted to because the statute of limitations for those offenses had expired. Following his conviction, the state’s Teachers Retirement System rescinded Hastert’s pension from his teaching days. The state’s General Assembly Retirement System, however, has only moved to reduce his pension.

“The General Assembly Retirement System needs to do the right thing and end Hastert’s pension,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Families throughout my district work hard, and their taxes should not be paying for a child predator’s retirement.”

The senator sent a letter requesting Hastert’s pension be immediately revoked. She also has filed legislation that would have allowed for Hastert’s General Assembly Retirement System pension to be taken away.

 

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