Illinois is now the final state in the nation to allow concealed carry. House Bill 183 has been approved by the General Assembly, and will be implemented.

With this change in law come questions about the regulations gun owners need to follow. To learn more about concealed carry please click the Concealed Carry FAQ graffic.


Senator Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding satellite office hours throughout the district over the course of the next few months, beginning this Thursday in Oswego. 

The first satellite office event will be held Thursday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, IL 60543).

“The 49th District is quite large and many times the district office is too far or hours are too inconvenient for area residents,” Sen. Bertino-Tarrant said. “Satellite Office hours give constituents the unique opportunity to meet with their Senator to discuss state or local concerns at a location that is convenient for them.”

Constituents are welcome to attend the satellite office hours to discuss state government or community issues.  Many other services are also provided. Residents can receive assistance with FOID card applications, food stamp issuance, healthcare, veteran or disability issues, Medicare paperwork, foreclosure prevention assistance and much more.

Senator Bertino-Tarrant’s office also invites constituents to participate in a canned food drive in conjunction with the Satellite Office event.

“Please help us help others by bringing a non-perishable donation,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

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JBT-SB1Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant issued a statement following her vote against a House pension reform proposal. 

“Senate Bill 1 aimed to fix our pension problems on the backs of our state employees, teachers and retirees of their retirement security. The bill cuts benefits so dramatically that it could leave retired suburban and downstate teachers with less in benefits than they would legally be entitled to, had they qualified for Social Security. This is no way to treat the people who have spent their lives in public service.”

The bill, Senate Bill 1, slashes retirement benefits for working men and women. Bertino-Tarrant felt that the legislation goes too far and forces families to cut too deep.  The constitutionality of Senate Bill 1 has also been placed in question.

42 Senators voted against the measure with only 16 members voting for it.



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