Rep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In the wake of the hundreds of mass shootings suffered by the United States this year alone, including the Highland Park Fourth of July shooting, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is sponsoring a gun safety measure that includes a statewide ban on assault weapons.

“Far too many communities in our country and in Illinois suffer from the effects of gun violence. They grieve for children lost too soon, teachers who take bullets for their students, and survivors who feel guilty for living through unspeakable tragedy,” Hirschauer said. “No one should have to endure such pain. It is for that reason that I proudly support an assault weapons ban. By strengthening our gun safety laws and limiting access to deadly weapons, we both honor the lives of those lost to gun violence and protect our families and communities.”

House Bill 5855 bans assault weapons, large capacity magazines, and rapid-fire devices that help weapons function like fully automatic guns. The bill would also prevent individuals under age 21, with the exception of active members of the military and Illinois National Guard, from owning a firearm. Among other functions, the legislation strengthens firearm restraining order laws and holds gun manufacturers accountable for marketing firearms products using deceptive marketing tactics.

“As a state representative, my top priority is to protect and advocate for the safety of children and families within our community. Every day assault weapons roam our streets is a day we cannot guarantee the wellbeing of those we hold dear,” Hirschauer said. “This assault weapons ban will undoubtedly save many innocent lives and protect communities across the state. I urge my colleagues to stand behind this historic proposal and help protect the people of Illinois.”

Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

(D-Batavia)
49th District

    Springfield Office:
    276-S Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-1653

    District Office:
    946 Neltnor Blvd #108
    West Chicago IL 60185

    Rep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — To help families prepare for the new school year, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, and state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, partnered with WeGo Together for Kids to hand out hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies to local students.

    “Thanks to the generosity of dozens of community organizations, West Chicago students will have what they need to learn and thrive in the classroom,” Hirschauer said. “I am tremendously proud of our community for coming together and helping those in need. When we work together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our young people.”

    Hirschauer and Villa co-hosted WeGo Together for Kids’ seventh annual school supply event in late August, distributing 976 backpacks to School District 33 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. During her time in the Illinois General Assembly, Hirschauer has been a fierce advocate for education. Most recently, she passed a budget that increases evidence-based education funding by $350 million and invests millions of dollars in special and early childhood education.

    “I couldn’t be prouder to represent such a giving community,” said Villa. “I’m incredibly grateful for all the local organizations and community members who came together to help our students start the year off on the right foot.”

    For a full list of donors, please visit https://repmaura.tiny.us/backpacks22.

    Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

    (D-Batavia)
    49th District

      Springfield Office:
      276-S Stratton Office Building
      Springfield, IL 62706
      (217) 782-1653

      District Office:
      946 Neltnor Blvd #108
      West Chicago IL 60185

      WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — To help families prepare for the new school year, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, and state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, partnered with WeGo Together for Kids to hand out hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies to local students.

      “Thanks to the generosity of dozens of community organizations, West Chicago students will have what they need to learn and thrive in the classroom,” Hirschauer said. “I am tremendously proud of our community for coming together and helping those in need. When we work together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our young people.”

      Hirschauer and Villa co-hosted WeGo Together for Kids’ seventh annual school supply event in late August, distributing 976 backpacks to School District 33 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. During her time in the Illinois General Assembly, Hirschauer has been a fierce advocate for education. Most recently, she passed a budget that increases evidence-based education funding by $350 million and invests millions of dollars in special and early childhood education.

      “I couldn’t be prouder to represent such a giving community,” said Villa. “I’m incredibly
      grateful for all the local organizations and community members who came together to help our
      students start the year off on the right foot.”

      Our office thanks all of the partners who made this backpack event possible:

      • Art of Fadez
      • Atlas Chicken
      • AVIENT
      • ComEd
      • Costco Wholesale
      • DuPage County Regional Office of Education
      • Dynamic Utility Solutions
      • Elgin Sweepers
      • Ethekos Consulting
      • Farmers Insurance
      • Graham Packaging
      • Hearth & Hammer
      • Integrated Pain Management
      • JelSert
      • Lakeshore Recycling Systems
      • LandCare
      • Marian Chicago
      • Mars
      • Meridian
      • Nationwide
      • North Arrow Partners
      • Owens & Minor
      • Realty of Chicago
      • Red Hive Market
      • RJ Lipscomb Engineering
      • Sandi Llano and Associates
      • St. Andrew Lutheran Church
      • Suncast
      • The Kelly Family
      • The Slice Spot
      • Thoro Bred Fitness
      • UPS
      • Wise Plastics
      Rep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

      WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, in partnership with state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, and state Rep. Seth Lewis, R-Bartlett, is inviting residents to experience the Mobile Museum of Tolerance. The museum will visit Hawk Hollow Elementary School, Sunnydale Elementary School and Kenyon Woods Middle School from Sept. 6-9.

      “As we experience a rise in hate crimes nationwide, teaching our children to respect and celebrate people of different races, religions and cultures is now more important than ever,” Hirschauer said. “Education plays a key role in promoting tolerance and civility, and I am so excited to bring this outstanding educational opportunity to our community.”

      The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is an initiative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center aimed at empowering people to stand against racism, antisemitism and all forms of hate. The museum uses technology and interactive lessons to spread the message of tolerance and promote human dignity.

      “We are all responsible for creating a community where everyone is welcomed and respected,” Hirschauer said.  “I invite everyone to visit and learn from the Mobile Museum of Tolerance so we can create a more inclusive community where everyone can thrive.”

      Members of the public can visit the museum at Hawk Hollow Elementary on Sept. 6 from 2:30-4 p.m. at 235 Jacaranda Dr. in Bartlett or at Sunnydale Elementary on Sept. 7 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at 716 Sunnydale Blvd. in Streamwood. For more information, please contact Hirschauer’s office at office@repmaura49.com or 331-465-9661.

      Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

      (D-Batavia)
      49th District

      Springfield Office:
      276-S Stratton Office Building
      Springfield, IL 62706
      (217) 782-1653

      District Office:
      946 Neltnor Blvd #108
      West Chicago IL 60185

      Rep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

      WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is hosting a job fair on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Elgin Community College Building E-1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. The event, hosted in partnership with state Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, state Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security will have on-site interviews with local businesses. Job candidates are encouraged to bring their resume.

      “As we continue to deal with the effects of inflation, good-paying jobs are more important than ever,” Hirschauer said. “Our community is fortunate to have manufacturers and small businesses in need of workers, so I encourage anyone seeking employment to join us at this event.”

      Several employers from around the area will be in attendance, including Suncast, Elgin Sweepers, Jel Sert, JP Morgan Chase, Ecker Center for Behavioral Health, Saint Joseph Hospital, SAS Retail Services, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, KCT Credit Union, International Paper and more. Several state agencies, such as the Illinois Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services, Department of Juvenile Justice and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will attend the event as well.

      This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hirschauer’s district office at office@repmaura49.com or call 331-465-9661.

      Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

      (D-Batavia)
      49th District

      Springfield Office:
      276-S Stratton Office Building
      Springfield, IL 62706
      (217) 782-1653

      District Office:
      946 Neltnor Blvd #108
      West Chicago IL 60185

      June Updates from State Representative Maura Hirschauer




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      Upcoming Events
      Reflection
      Legislative Update
      June Recap – In the District
       

      Upcoming Events

       

      Paletas Storytime with Representative Hirschauer 

      July 6, 2022
      West Chicago Public Library
      : 118 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185 

      6:00PM- 7:00PM 

      Bring your kids to get a free paleta and to be immersed in a good story read by Representative Hirschauer. Limited to 60 attendants. Paletas will be served first come, first serve. See you all there! 
       

      Community Shredding Event

      Hosted by KCT Credit Union & West Chicago Public Library District

      Saturday, August 27, 2022

      9am-11am

      West Chicago Public Library: 118 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185 

      Fight identity theft and needless clutter at home by bringing your personal documents to our shredding event to have them safely shredded. Only paper materials will be accepted, small paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Shredding accepted until shred truck is full.

      Reflection

      In June we celebrated Juneteenth for the second time as a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.  In June we also celebrated the LGBTQ community with Pride month, a time of reflecting on how far we have come to be a more inclusive and just nation. Both of these celebrations serve also to remind us why we continue to fight for equity and equality for all.

      Reproductive Rights are under attack. The Supreme Court has pushed our country in the wrong direction with their decision to allow states to curtail some of the most private and personal rights of their residents. Abortion is still safe and legal in Illinois. As a result of the SCOTUS ruling we will see the rights of our neighbors crumble and we must look towards supporting and expanding access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care. Our work is not done here in Illinois. Onward we fight! 
       

      Legislative Update

      Historic Early Childhood Education Investments

      Representative Hirschauer Stands with the communities of Bartlett and Elgin to Stop CPKC, June 15, 2022

      June Recap

      Check out these posts for pics & more info about @RepMaura ‘s events in the past month.
      Visit to Elgin Community College May 24, 2022
      Educare’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration June 2, 2022
      Declaration of June 3, 2022 as Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2, 2022

      Veterans’ Breakfast , June 4, 2022
      Father’s Day Celebration with AgeGuide, June 8, 2022 
      WeGo Art Exhibit, Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World  
      Casa Michoacán Mariposas Migrantes Gràphica Michoacana exhibit, June 11, 2022
      Flag Day Celebration in Batavia, June 14, 2022
      AgeGuide SAIL Program, June 16, 2022
      The 49th District in Action: Celebrating Pride Month  June, 2022 

       

      We are here to listen to the needs of all constituents. Feel free to reach out to my office at 331-465-9661 for any issues or concerns. We are here to serve.  

      Rep Maura Hirschauer
      District Office

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      Local Vets invited to a free Veterans' Breakfast at VFW Post 6791, 431 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago, IL 60185

      June 4 – 9am-11am

      Representative Hirschauer is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She is inviting local veterans to share their thoughts on legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities, over breakfast at the VFW in West Chicago.

      Seats are still available, but the favor of an RSVP is requested via registration form or a call (331-465-9661) or email to the office by Friday afternoon.

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      What’s Happening in the 49th District!

      Updates from Representative Hirschauer

      Contents
      Notes from Maura
      Legislative Update

      Around the District
      District Office in Action
      Upcoming Events
      Notices of Funding Opportunities
      Scholarships Available
      Internships Available
      Employment Opportunities

      Notes from Maura

      Hello friends!

      April is National Volunteer Month and I would like to give a special shout-out to all you amazing volunteers out there! Whether you help out at your local food bank, hang with the animals at a nearby shelter, or volunteer at your kiddo’s school, you make our community a better place by sharing your time and your talents with others. We all rise when we help others. Thank you for making our community great!

      Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Join our office on Fridays and Saturdays as we help with weekly food distribution at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in West Chicago. Many families in our community are feeling the effects of inflation and unsure of where to find their next meal. Pastor Josh’s weekly food distribution provides resources for those who need it the most. Volunteers are needed to help pack and distribute food boxes. Call or email our office for details.
       

      Legislative Update

      The first week of April was a busy one in Springfield as my colleagues and I worked hard to meet the end of session deadline of April 9. Our number one priority was passing a fiscally and socially responsible budget. I am proud that we came together to create a budget that gives financial relief to the people and families that need it most, while also taking steps to restore the fiscal responsibility of the state. This budget also funds key initiatives around health care equity, community development, and business attraction. 

      To combat inflation, our budget includes a one time infusion of more than $1.8 billion dollars in aid for people and families. Here are some key elements: 

      • We are suspending the grocery tax for a year, saving consumers $400 million
      • We are freezing the gas tax for 6 months-saving consumers $70 million
      • We are doubling the property tax rebate to save up to $300 per household
      • We are increasing and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to cover more people, including immigrants. 
      • To assist working-class parents as they manage the pressures of inflation, we are giving EIC tax filers additional one-time direct checks for $50 per adult filer and $100 for each of their children.
      • We are doubling the teacher tax credit for purchasing classroom materials and creating a back-to-school tax holiday for all consumers.
      In addition to supporting Illinois families we have made strides to be responsible stewards of our state finances. The fiscally-responsible steps we are taking will continue to raise Illinois’ credit rating and improve our financial forecast. These steps will also save on future interest payments that otherwise would continue to eat into our budget. We will be able to spend that extra money on essential services for the people of Illinois.
      • $9.6B will go to fully funding our pension obligations for fiscal year 2023. Countless Illinoisans worked for years to earn their pensions, and we must honor the commitment we made to them. 
      • We are paying down $4B in unpaid bills which includes:
        • All COVID-19-related borrowing
        • $900M in delayed health insurance bills
        • $500M in pension stabilization
        • Late payment interest
      • We’re infusing $1B into the once-depleted Rainy Day Fund
      After the budget signing, my social media highlighted different areas of the budget in more detail. You can find these on my Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feeds.

      I am proud to announce that the Fox Valley Park District was awarded a much needed appropriation for exciting new improvements to Lippold Park. As part of their comprehensive plan to expand outdoor education programming and multi-use space at Lippold Park the FVPD will be constructing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Fox River to connect East to West. This project will increase access to Red Oak Nature Center and will open up the trail for even more folks to use. We are so excited about this project and I am happy to have helped advocate for this much needed capital appropriation.

      In addition to the budget, in the last days of session we passed important public safety legislation.
      • HB4383 Senate Amendment 2 – Ghost Gun Ban (Hirschauer Chief-Cosponsor) – with the passage of this bill Illinois became the 12th state to ban unserialized firearms, including those that can be 3D printed or made from kits. As an advocate of common sense gun violence prevention, I am very proud of this bill. The rise in ghost guns is the fastest growing gun safety problem facing our state. Requiring serial numbers for ghost guns will help law enforcement solve crimes. Furthermore, prohibiting the purchase, sale, and manufacturing of ghost guns is a critical component to common-sense gun safety legislation.
      • Other public safety initiatives in this budget total nearly half a billion, with new dollars going toward youth intervention programs, witness protection, and police recruitment. More than $70 million has been allocated for domestic violence prevention, as well as $2 million for expanding trauma recovery centers.
      Despite the shortened session, we were very busy in Springfield! For a more in depth update please consider joining me for my “End of Session Town Hall” on Tuesday May 10 at 7pm. Register on my website.
      Register to come to the Town Hall on Tuesday, May 10, 7pm on Zoom

      Maura

      Around the District

      Rep Hirschauer  had so much fun talking with 4th grade students at Alice Gustafson and 5th graders at J.B. Nelson Elementary Schools in Batavia. The future is BRIGHT with these smart, curious, and thoughtful kiddos at the helm. Thank you having Batavia Public School District 101 for having the Representative!

      District Office in Action

      Intern Mariah and Rep Maura work to package perishable foods for tomorrow's food drive.You may have seen our recent press release highlighting the additional needs of our local food pantries. The office is in contact with Pastor Josh at St.Andrew’s on a regular basis, is hosting a food drive this month along with Senator Villa’s office, and securing additional donations from some of our local companies and organizations. Today we helped with the preparations for tomorrow’s food pick up and are looking forward to next week’s Whole Family Health Fair at that same location!
      If you hear a knock at your door, it may be our office out connecting with constituents and getting the word out about our services and events. After her time in Springfield, Maura is enjoying these opportunities to get out into the district to meet up with constituents one-on-one and hear about their needs and concerns.
      District 49 is expanding our staff! If you have a passion for serving the community and are interested in the ways our state office can serve constituents, then this could be an opportunity for you! We are currently accepting local applicants for a Constituent Service and Community Outreach Coordinator, as well as for Fall Interns. Contact the office at 331-465-9661 with questions or submit a cover letter, resume, and references to office@repmaura49.com.

      Upcoming Events

      April 27 – Mobile DMV
      with Senator Karina Villa
      10am-2pm
      West Chicago Public Library
      118 W Washington St, West Chicago
      Whole Family Health Fair
      Food Distribution and Health Resources
      Saturday Apr 30, 8am-12pm
      St. Andrew Church
      155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago
      Spring Town Hall Meeting
      Tuesday May 10, 7pm-8pm
      Zoom
      Registration Required
      Veterans’ Breakfast
      Saturday June 4, 9am-11am
      VFW West Chicago
      431 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago

      Around the State

      Notices of Funding Opportunities

      Description Deadline
      Illinois BioDiversity Field Trip Grant January 31, 2023
      DCEO (State + Federal) Various
      Illinois Catalog of State Financial Assistance Various
      Upcoming: IDOA Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (LFPA)
       

      Scholarships

      Aspiring Black CPA Scholarship May 1

      Internships

      District Office Academic Internships – Fall Submit resume & cover letter to office@repmaura49.com
      IDES- Summer Job Info & Career Planning for High Schoolers & College Students

      Employment

      Work For Illinois – State Employment Portal
      Constituent Service and Community Outreach Coordinator ongoing
      Apprenticeships in Illinois – info for jobseekers as well as employers!
       

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      What’s Happening in the 49th District!

      Updates from Representative Hirschauer

      Contents
      Reflection
      In Springfield

      Around the District
      District Office in Action
      Upcoming Events
      Notices of Funding Opportunities
      Scholarships Available
      Internships Available
      Employment Opportunities

      Reflection

      March was Women’s History month and I spent time reflecting on important contributions that women made throughout our history. I want to share one very special reflection.
      I often say that I am who I am because of the strong women who came before me. These two fierce young women – who came after me – also play a huge role in shaping me not only as a mom, but as a leader and legislator. I would like to take time today to honor my daughters, who push me out of my comfort zone, hold my feet to the fire on tough issues, and show me everyday what leadership looks like.
       
      “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

      In Springfield

      March was a busy month for passing legislation through the House. My bill HB5193, a bill to add safe gun storage to the school safety curriculum code passed with bi-partisan support on the house floor and has now passed Committee in the Senate and is headed to the floor. Promoting positive messages about keeping children and communities safe through safe gun storage is a key strategy to reducing unintentional gun injuries and death, death by homicide, and suicide. 

      HB4332, a bill that will tackle our ongoing nursing shortage by breaking down barriers and opening pathways to future employment in the nursing sector, also passed the House with bipartisan support. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be an opportunity to re-examine the way we do many things here in Illinois. The CNA/MA workforce has provided critical care to our homebound and elderly community during the COVID-19 pandemic and their numbers are waning. This bill will help increase our nursing pipeline and help medical professionals reflect the communities they serve.  The bill has passed the Senate Executive Committee and is headed to the floor.

      Reproductive health care is under attack across the country and we cannot count on the Supreme Court to uphold our fundamental right to make personal decisions about our reproductive health. That is why I passed HB1464 to protect qualified Illinois health care providers from attacks on their licensure from extreme politicians in neighboring states. Illinois sits as a beacon of safety for reproductive freedom and we must stand strong behind our providers who are committed to providing safe, accessible reproductive health care. My colleagues and I were proud to pass this bill to protect health care providers and shine our beacon of reproductive freedom a bit brighter.

      Finally, we recently took necessary action to address the ongoing issues regarding the unemployment trust fund, which took a hit due to the pandemic. By doing so we made a clear commitment to good government and fiscal responsibility by paying off debts early to yield significant savings for Illinois taxpayers. 
      SB2803 dedicates $2.7 billion of ARPA funds to help replenish the unemployment trust fund after a global pandemic forced businesses to shut down. The bill also supplements our current FY22 budget with new payments for pensions, the Prepaid Tuition Fund, and the state’s group insurance plan — yielding more than $1 billion in savings. All told, this is another step toward stronger credit, paying down debt, and developing the financial stability we need to get to work for families.

      I am here to listen to the needs of all constituents. Feel free to reach out to my office at 331-465-9661 for any issues or concerns. I am here to serve.

      Maura

      Around the District

      District 49 Chiefs of Police Roundtable March 14, 2022
      Representative Hirschauer met virtually with the Chiefs of Police from IL-49 to talk about their concerns and learn about the ongoing issues in our police departments. The Chiefs brought attention issues that impact their departments along with recommendations to move forward as a state. Rep Hirschauer is committed to continue listening and learning from our local police departments to better serve the IL-49th district and to taking that feedback to Springfield. Thank you Chief Passarelli, Chief Ullrich, Chief Krawczyk, Chief Fisher, Chief Cross, Chief Eul, and Deputy Chief Shackelford for taking time to talk about your police departments.
      Representative Hirschauer joins Lieutenant Governor at the Wilma Rudolph Learning Center to Celebrate Women’s History Month March 14, 2022
      Rep. Hirschauer had the privilege of representing not just the 49th, but women throughout the state and history as part of Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton‘s Women’s History Month visit at Wilma Rudolph Learning Center. Students from William H. Brown School of Technology also joined the assembly.
      With their school’s namesake as a role model demonstrating that they can do anything, these kids show every day that they’re advocating for themselves and ready for the next challenge.
      Schools are Maura’s favorite places to visit because, as a former teacher, she knows that investment in the education of tomorrow’s leaders is essential to the health and prosperity of our state.
      Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day March 23, 2022
      Representative Hirschauer was a panelist for Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day. The Representative informed constituents about ongoing legislation to prevent gun violence in the community. She emphasized the need for education on safe gun storage to prevent further death of young children and suicide. Representative Hirschauer says that now is the time to advocate for bills like HB5193  for schools to have safe gun storage information more available for families and HB4729 to fund gun storage campaigns to reduce gun violence all throughout Illinois.  Rep. Hirschauer is grateful for all the work Moms Demand Action does in our community to reduce gun violence and save lives.

      District Office in Action

      March 24th, 2022
      Batavian Ethan Tarver completed his Eagle Scout Project in collaboration with Suicide Prevention Services of America and Chief of Staff Miguel was present to witness.  The informative event included a screening of The S Word, a film that amplifies the voices of attempted suicide survivors, followed by a live panel that talked about ways to reach out to people who are in need of help. The overarching message was, “Do not fear using the word suicide.” We are proud of Eagle Scout Ethan for having this difficult conversation with the Batavia community. This is what advocacy looks like!
      District 49 is expanding our staff! If you have a passion for serving the community and are interested in the ways our state office can serve constituents, then this could be an opportunity for you! We are currently accepting local applicants for a Constituent Service and Community Outreach Coordinator, as well as for Fall Interns. Contact the office at 331-465-9661 with questions or submit a cover letter, resume, and references to office@repmaura49.com.

      Upcoming Events

      April 27 – Mobile DMV
      with Senator Karina Villa
      10am-2pm
      West Chicago Public Library
      118 W Washington St, West Chicago
      Whole Family Health Fair
      Food Distribution and Health Resources
      Saturday Apr 30, 8am-12pm
      St. Andrew Church
      155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago
      Veterans’ Breakfast
      Saturday June 4, 9am-11am
      VFW West Chicago
      431 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago

      Around the State

      Notices of Funding Opportunities

      Description Deadline
      IDOA Specialty Crop Block Grant April 15
      Illinois BioDiversity Field Trip Grant January 31, 2023
      DCEO (State + Federal) Various
      Illinois Catalog of State Financial Assistance Various
      Upcoming: IDOA Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (LFPA)
       

      Scholarships

      Description Deadline
      Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) April 15
      Aspiring Black CPA Scholarship May 1
       

      Internships

      DCFS Academic Internships – Fall April 15
      District Office Academic Internships – Fall Submit resume & cover letter to office@repmaura49.com
       

      Employment

      Illinois Solar Energy Association Virtual Solar Job Fair April 14
      Work For Illinois – State Employment Portal
      Constituent Service and Community Outreach Coordinator ongoing until position is filled
       

      WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – To honor those who have served our country, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is hosting a Veterans Breakfast at VFW Post 6791 in West Chicago.

      “After our veterans have sacrificed so much for our communities, this is a small way to celebrate their contributions while giving them a space to voice their concerns,” Hirschauer said. “This also provides the chance for veterans and their families to learn a little bit more about the work we’ve done in Springfield this year.”

      The Veterans’ Breakfast will be held on Dec. 9 at the VFW Post 6791 located at 431 N. Neltnor Blvd. in West Chicago.  Hirschauer invites local veterans and their families to share their thoughts on legislation and other issues they face in their communities.  Additionally, Hirschauer has invited state Representative Stephanie Kifowit, USMC Veteran 90-94 and the Chair of the Illinois House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to share her experiences and talk about work being done in for Illinois veterans.

      “As a Veteran, I have seen firsthand how difficult it is to find state and federal resources, especially when returning home from active duty,” Kifowit said. “This is a great opportunity for veterans to join together in fellowship and share their frustrations in addition to learning about state level initiatives aimed to improve access to housing, healthcare and state services.”

      Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Backs Assault Weapons Ban

      (D-Batavia)
      49th District

      Springfield Office:
      276-S Stratton Office Building
      Springfield, IL 62706
      (217) 782-1653

      District Office:
      946 Neltnor Blvd #108
      West Chicago IL 60185

      The post Hirschauer to Host Breakfast to Honor Veterans appeared first on Illinois House Democratic Caucus.