JBT Summer Satellite Office Hours

JOLIET— State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding satellite office hours during the summer. Her first stop will be in Joliet this month.

The Joliet satellite office event will be held Thursday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Joliet Public Library (3395 Black Road, Joliet, 60431).

“I want to be accessible to my constituents, and one way to do that is by having office hours at different locations,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “My staff and I look forward to meeting with community members about local and state issues.”

Area residents are welcome to attend satellite office hours to discuss state government and community concerns.

Many services will also be provided. Residents can receive assistance with FOID card applications, food stamp issuance, health care, veteran or disability issues, Medicare paperwork, foreclosure prevention assistance and much more.

Joliet Satellite Office Hours

Date: Thursday, July 16

Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Location: Joliet Public Library

3395 Black Road

Joliet, 60431


Pet Expo


PLAINFIELD— State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) will be holding a pet fair this month.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 19, at Hammel Woods, Crumby Recreation Area (Black Road, Shorewood, 60404) from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“Pets are an important part of our families,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “This pet fair will be a good resource for all animal lovers in our community.”

Vendors at the pet fair include Cancer Bites Canine Cancer Fund, CARE Animal Emergency Services, Caton Crossing Animal Hospital, For Trails Only, Go Dog Go, Joliet Township Animal Control, Pampered Pups Grooming and Natural Foods, Perfect Pooch and the Will County Humane Society.

Animals will be available for adoptions. Additionally, items can be donated to benefit the Will County Humane Society. Acceptable items include Purina Dog & Cat Food (No Red Dye), KMR (Kitten Feeding Formula), Esbilac (Puppy Feeding Formula) and cat litter.

"Animals are a significant and meaningful part of people's lives," Manley said. "This expo will not only have resources for pet owners, but can also provide homes for those animals that need families."

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


Pet Fair

Date: Sunday, July 19

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Hammel Woods, Crumby Recreation Area

               Black Road

               Shorewood, 60404

PLAINFIELD—State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) announced the winners of the 8th Grade Citizenship Award. The winners were selected based on their dedication to community service, leadership abilities and overall good civic responsibility.

“These students are excellent role-models,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is an honor to recognize them for admirably giving their time to make our community and state a better place. I am certain they will continue to positively impact others.”

The 2015 8th Grade Citizenship Award winners are Monica Angel of Richland Junior High, Anthony Gribble of Ira Jones Middle School and Caleb Klima of Troy Middle School.

The students chosen were nominated by personnel at their schools who were familiar with their contributions. Schools in the 49th district were invited to participate.

This is a new award that Bertino-Tarrant is giving out for the first time this year.

 Monica Angel Anthony Gribble Caleb Klima 
Pictured from left to right: Monica Angel, Anthony Gribble and Caleb Klima.

Empty classroomPLAINFIELD— State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) issued the following statement following House Bill 3763 being signed by Governor Rauner:

“I would like to applaud the governor for signing legislation that makes sure our schools will have increased funding for the upcoming year. I am pleased that one component of our budget is complete. I look forward to continuing this progress with other essential services, such as child care and senior services.”



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