toy safety 1PLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) urges residents to reference the Illinois Attorney General’s annual safe shopping guide this holiday season.

This year’s guide includes information about more than 30 products deemed safety hazards that range from choking hazards, articles of clothing that do not meet the government’s flammability standard and furniture that can injure children if not assembled correctly.

“The holidays are a special time for us all,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “We want to make sure the children in our lives get everything on their wish list but I urge Will County residents to take a second to reference the shopping guide to ensure gifts are safe for the children who will play with them.”

The list includes certain bath toys, handmade knit dolls, power wheels toys, boots, socks, pajamas and more. The guide, which also features photos of the hazardous products, is meant to help Illinoisans more easily spot the goods, so shoppers do not purchase them or can remove them from homes.

A complete list of product warnings and recall information can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, www.recalls.gov. The Attorney General’s Office also has a recall hotline, 1-888-414-7678, for Illinoisans seeking more information.

The safe shopping guide can be found at http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/safe_shopping.html The Trouble in Toyland report can be found at uspirg.org/feature/usp/trouble-in-toyland-2019.

 

PLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) invites residents to her December satellite office hours in Shorewood and Montgomery.

Satellite office hours offer residents the opportunity to work with Bertino-Tarrant’s staff to receive assistance with numerous services in a neighborhood near them.

The December dates and locations are:
• Friday, Dec. 6, Shorewood-Troy Library (650 Deerwood, Shorewood)
• Friday, Dec. 20, Montgomery Village Hall (200 N. River, Montgomery)

The office hours are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

“Our office strives to be easily accessible to all of our neighbors, I hope you are able to stop by and meet with our staff to receive assistance, share concerns and learn more about services and programs offered by the state,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Bertino-Tarrant will also be collecting winter clothing to help local organizations in need of all sizes of new winter gear including coats, socks, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves and more.

The winter months are a terrible struggle for low-income families, seniors, veterans and the homeless.

“Seniors, children and veterans in our own communities may struggle to afford the proper winter gear to survive the season,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I’m spearheading this warm clothing drive to help ensure no one goes cold during these winter months. If you have coats, gloves, hats or sweatshirts lying around the house, please consider donating them.”

Bertino-Tarrant urges residents to contact her office with questions and concerns at (815) 254-4211.

03012017CM0381WebPLAINFIELD - State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) urges Will and Kendall County residents to shop and buy local this holiday season.

As people across the state begin their holiday shopping this year, Bertino-Tarrant is reminding residents to patronize Will and Kendall County local businesses, especially on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.

“Small businesses drive our economy,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Take some time to support these businesses that sustain our communities, link us with our neighbors and make our region unique.”

Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents that Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the small, family-run businesses that do so much throughout the year to support our community.

In 2018, the National Federation of Independent Business reported 104 million shoppers spent a record high of $17.8 billion on Small Business Saturday. The survey also found that, 59 percent of small business owners reporting that Small Business Saturday contributes significantly to their holiday sales each year.

For every $100 spent in locally owned, independent stores, $68 goes back to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures, studies have shown.

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PLAINFIELD – To help ensure residents in Will County are warm during the cold winter months, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is launching a winter clothing drive.

Fromjbt clothing driveresize 1 Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, local and state elected officials are working together to help boost supplies at organizations throughout the region that benefit Will County residents.

“As temperatures continue to drop this winter season, our neighbors, veterans and children will need the proper gear to stay warm,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I’m spearheading this warm clothing drive to help ensure no one goes cold during these winter months. If you have coats, gloves, hats or sweatshirts laying around the house, please consider donating them.”

Organizations are in the need of all sizes of gently used or new winter gear including coats, socks, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves and more.

The winter months are a terrible struggle for low-income families, seniors, veterans and the homeless.

“Seniors, children and veterans in our own communities may struggle to afford the proper winter gear to survive the season,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “For you it may be a simple gesture, but to our neighbors who need an extra helping hand, it may mean the world.”

Bertino-Tarrant urges residents to stop by any of the following locations to drop off donations:

• State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant’s Office (15300 Rt. 59, Unit 202, Plainfield)
• State Senator John Curran’s Office (7501 Lemont Rd., Suite 315G, Woodridge)
• State Senator Napoleon Harris’ Office (1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403, Dolton)
• State Senator Michael E. Hastings’ Office (20855 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 102, Frankfort)
• State Senator Patrick Joyce’s Office (270 Main St., Park Forest)
• State Senator Pat McGuire’s Office (16151 Weber Rd., Suite 103, Crest Hill)
• State Senator Sue Rezin’s Office (1421 N. Division St., Morris)
• Plainfield Village Hall (24401 W. Lockport St., Plainfield)
• Channahon Village Hall (24555 S. Navajo Dr., Channahon)
• Romeoville Village Hall (1050 Romeo Rd., Romeoville)
• Crest Hill City Hall (1610 Plainfield Rd., Crest Hill)
• Mokena Village Hall (11004 Carpenter St., Mokena)
• Wilmington City Hall (1165 S. Water St., Wilmington)
• Rockdale Village Hall (79 Moen Ave., Rockdale)
• Lockport City Hall (222 E. 9th St., Lockport)
• Manhattan Village Hall (260 Market Pl., Manhattan)
• Joliet City Hall (150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet)

The winter clothing drive will benefit the Will County Veterans’ Assistance Commission and other organizations in the region.

For more information, please contact Bertino-Tarrant’s office at (815) 254-4211.

 

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