JOLIET— Area residents stopped by the Joliet Public Library Thursday to meet with State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) to learn how to take advantage of state constituent services.

Attendees received assistance from Bertino-Tarrant’s staff on veterans and disability issues, health care assistance and other services.

“Our satellite office hours and coffee and conversations allow me to keep a firm pulse on important issues in Will County,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Democracy works best when we address the needs of the people and make sure government is working for them.”

Bertino-Tarrant hopes area residents will take advantage of the casual environment to ask questions and share legislative ideas for the 2019 legislative session. The next monthly coffee and conversation will take place from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Shorewood-Troy Library.

“My office and I are in the process of preparing legislative initiatives and ideas for the next General Assembly,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Our Shorewood Coffee and Conversation is a good way for area residents to share their ideas and voice their opinions on important issues in our communities and state.”

If you have additional questions regarding coffee and conversation, please contact Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211.

Coffee and Conversation                                                                                                                                                        
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Location: Shorewood-Troy Library (650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood)

Veterans Breakfast flier webJOLIET— State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with local representatives to host a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Stone City VFW Post 2199 (124 Stone City Cr., Joliet).

“We cannot thank our veterans enough for their service and sacrifice,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Events like this annual breakfast serve as a way to show our deep appreciation and support for our veterans and their families.”

Bertino-Tarrant is hosting the annual event with State Sen. Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill), Representatives Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and Larry Walsh (D-Elwood).
The event is free for veterans and their families.

To ensure proper accommodations, those wishing to attend the breakfast should call Walsh’s office at (815) 730-8600 or email statereplarrywalshjr@gmail.com.

2018 Veterans Breakfast FlyerPLAINFIELD— State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting a Veterans’ Breakfast next month.

The Veterans’ Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Plainfield American Legion, 24741 W. Renwick Road.

“Thanking our veterans remains a priority for me,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Events like this annual breakfast allow us to provide our military personnel with vital information and show our deep appreciation and support.”

Representatives from Honor Flight Chicago, Homes for Heroes, Veterans Commission of Kendall County, Will County Veterans Assistance Commission and the Attorney General’s Military and Veterans Rights Bureau will be in attendance to discuss the services and programs they offer.

The Veterans’ Breakfast will also feature guest speaker Geriann Weisbrook, the Founder of the Military Mama Network. She will discuss the Military Mama Network’s mission and the many resources available for local military families.  

“I look forward to meeting the veterans and thanking them for their service and contributions to our nation,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

Anyone wishing to attend the breakfast should RSVP online or call Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at (815) 254-4211.

The event is free and open to the public.

Veterans’ Breakfast

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: Plainfield American Legion (24741 W. Renwick Road)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications available for seniors, people with disabilities beginning October 1

Bertino Tarrant2016cPLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is urging seniors and people with disabilities to begin the application process for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications on October 1 this year.

"Many seniors and our vulnerable populations rely on energy assistance to keep the heat on in this winter," Bertino-Tarrant said. "This program saves lives. I urge those who qualify to apply as soon as possible to ensure they receive this crucial assistance."

Beginning October 1, applications can be submitted and appointments can be made through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Community.

Customers must bring all required documentation when applying for assistance including:

  •  Proof of gross income from all household members for the 30-day income period beginning with the date of the application.
  • A copy of their current heat and electric bills issued within the last 30 days (if they pay for their energy directly).
  • A copy of their rental agreement (if they are renting) showing that utilities are included, the monthly rental amount and landlord contact information.
  • Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members.
  • Proof that their household received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD); or other benefits, such as Medical Eligibility or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), if receiving assistance from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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