WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, issued the following statement upon learning of the overturning of Roe v. Wade:

“Though we knew it was coming, today’s fatal decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strip our autonomy over personal health care decisions is devastating. Make no mistake, overturning Roe v. Wade and almost 50 years of precedent is dangerous for people in every corner of our country. The most fatal repercussions will be felt by women of color, who already face deadly barriers in accessing reproductive healthcare. Abortion is healthcare — often life-changing and life-saving health care. Led by an out of touch, conservative court, our country took a heartbreaking step backwards today.

As we watch the rights of our neighbors crumble, it is our duty to take action. We have done our best to protect reproductive freedom here in Illinois, but our work is not done. I will continue to fight for the rights of ALL people to access reproductive choice in Illinois.

“Here in Illinois our reproductive freedom is codified into law; protected by the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in 2019. We stand as a beacon of reproductive rights and justice in the Midwest. Illinois is proud to be a safe haven for our neighbors. To do that effectively we must increase access to reproductive healthcare for everyone. We must make good on our promise of being a haven through policies and funding that supports providers and patients and ensures access to abortion care. A right is useless without access.

“To protect the right to safe abortion in Illinois, I sponsored House Bill 1464. The bill clarifies that a medical professional licensed in Illinois cannot be disciplined in Illinois if another state suspends or revokes their license for participating in or performing an abortion. In this post-Roe era, it is essential we protect our providers from unnecessary sanctions so they can continue to provide vital reproductive health care services. It is critical that we take action on this and other measures in the Special Legislative Session proposed by Governor Pritzker. I am ready.

“As we watch the rights of our neighbors crumble, it is our duty to take action. We have done our best to protect reproductive freedom here in Illinois, but our work is not done. I will continue to fight for the rights of ALL people to access reproductive choice in Illinois.”

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June 4 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

**Note the Date Change**

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.

If you are unable to attend, but would care to share ways that legislation could help veterans, please contact our office.

This event has passed and registration has now closed. If you would like to be notified of future Veterans events, please call 331-465-9661 or email office@repmaura49.com and ask to be added to our veteran contact list.

At our last breakfast, Representative Stephanie Kifowit, USMC Veteran 90-94 and chair of the Illinois House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, attended and spoke as a special guest. We hope she will be able to join us again! We also heard about the Road Home Program at Rush which offers valuable services for veterans in the space of mental health.

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6791

431 N Neltnor Blvd
West Chicago, Illinois 60185 United States
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April 30 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Bring your whole family to celebrate and promote health in our community. Come get food from our local food pantry, school supplies, a health check, and information about local services that your family can benefit from to ensure longevity and good health.

This Health Fair is possible thanks to the contributions of our partners:

Free NO COST

St.Andrew’s / San Andrés Lutheran Church

155 N Prince Crossing Rd
West Chicago, 60185 United States
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Illinois House Democrats pass measure protecting providers of abortion-related medical services

Representative Hirschauer’s leadership on HB1464 was featured in this article from Capitol News Illinois! Learn more about this legislation and how Illinois is supporting women and their reproductive rights while many states are trying to remove these essential health services.

December 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

“Coffee & Conversation” mobile-office hours are coming up! If you would love to book a few minutes with Maura to pitch a legislative idea, share a compliment or concern on state matters, or get help with a state agency (Unemployment, business, housing or utility assistance, FOID cards, etc) we can help with that!

Maura and staff will be available the mornings of Tues Dec 14 in West Chicago and Thurs Dec 16 in St.Charles. Register for an appointment or just stop by (time preference given to individual appointments). https://tiny.one/RepMauraAppt

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

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St.Charles Public Library – Study Room 5

1 S 6th Ave
St.Charles, Illinois 60174 United States
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December 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

“Coffee & Conversation” mobile-office hours are coming up! If you would love to book a few minutes with Maura to pitch a legislative idea, share a compliment or concern on state matters, or get help with a state agency (Unemployment, business, housing or utility assistance, FOID cards, etc) we can help with that!

Maura and staff will be available the mornings of Tues Dec 14 in West Chicago and Thurs Dec 16 in St.Charles. Register for an appointment or just stop by (time preference given to individual appointments). https://tiny.one/RepMauraAppt

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

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Kindred Coffee Roasters

148 W Washington St, Ste 200
West Chicago, Illinois 60185 United States
6304730657
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1 IN 3 CHILDREN IN CHICAGO ARE LIVING IN POVERTY

DIAPERS ARE NOT COVERED BY GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

September 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Representative Hirschauer is proud to partner with Share Our Spare to host a diaper
drive from September 27 – October 3, 2021 to help end diaper need in Chicago. The
facts about diaper need in Chicago are sobering:

  • 1 in 3 children in Chicago live below the federal poverty level
  • Despite the overwhelming need, government assistance programs do not cover diapers and wipes
  • Parents report having to choose between food or diapers for their children

Share Our Spare is a Chicago-based non-profit with a mission to ensure every child in
Chicago has access to the basic essentials necessary to thrive in the first five years of
life. Share Our Spare collects new and gently used items for children ages newborn to
5 and distributes them to families living in poverty through a network of 100 social
service agencies. During Share Our Spare’s first 8 years they distributed 1 million
diapers but because of the COVID-19 crisis they distributed 1 million diapers in 2020
alone. These diapers went to more than 40,000 children in need. This year Share Our
Spare is on track to distribute more than 1.5 MILLION diapers, helping parents focus
on caregiving instead of worrying about securing the basics for their children.

We invite you to help Share Our Spare collect 250,000 diapers for their National
Diaper Need Awareness Week drive by:

  • Purchasing diapers at the Share Our Spare Online Diaper Drive
  • Bringing size 4, 5, and 6 diapers and Pull-Ups for Representative Hirschauer’s collection drive. The donation bin will be located at our office (946 Neltnor Blvd, #108, West Chicago 60185) during the week of September 27th.
  • Making a monetary donation here to help Share Our Spare purchase diapers at cost.

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WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – To increase access to vital mental health services, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, sponsored a new law to expand insurance coverage for mental health services.  

“Accessibility to mental health care, especially as we continue to recover from the pandemic, is essential,” Hirschauer said. “Under new law, people will now have access to necessary mental healthcare and know that their insurance will cover it.”

House Bill 2595 expands the standards for medically necessary treatment of mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders and requires insurers to cover medically necessary treatment. It also prohibits insurers from limiting the duration of benefits or coverage for the treatment of mental, emotional, nervous, or substance use disorders and conditions. The law will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2023.

“Despite mental conditions not being visible, they are just as important and need to be covered by insurance, just like any other disorder or illness,” Hirschauer said. “This new law will give those suffering with mental, emotional, nervous, or substance abuse disorders the care they need to regain control of their health.”

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Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Maura Hirschauer

(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

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Whole Family Health Fair, Aug 14, 8:30am-12pm, St.Andrew's/St.Andres Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago IL 60185, Logos of many sponsoring organizations

August 14, 2021 @ 8:30 am 12:00 pm

Whole Family Health Fair, Aug 14, 8:30am-12pm, St.Andrew's/St.Andres Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago IL 60185, Logos of many sponsoring organizations

Bring your whole family to celebrate and promote health in our community. Come get food from our local food pantry, school supplies, a health check, and information about local services that your family can benefit from to ensure longevity and good health.

This Health Fair is only possible thanks to the contributions of our partners:

Free NO COST

St.Andrew’s / San Andrés Lutheran Church

155 N Prince Crossing Rd
West Chicago, 60185 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website
Whole Family Health Fair, Aug 14, 8:30am-12pm, St.Andrew's/St.Andres Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago IL 60185, Logos of many sponsoring organizations

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – As part of her commitment to bringing accessible services to her constituents, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is hosting a Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Chicago.

“As we get ready to send our children back to school and we are also seeing a new rise in COVID-19 cases, I want to make sure the entire family is ready and healthy for the forthcoming school year, not just the kids,” said Hirschauer. “This health fair is a way for families to not only get free health check-ups, but learn how to stay healthy for the rest of the year.” 

Hirschauer’s Health Fair will be on Saturday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, located at 155 N. Prince Crossing Rd. in West Chicago. Families will be able to get free vaccines, food from the local food pantry, school supplies, baby supplies, a health check and information about local services to ensure longevity and good health. Since the event will have children present, masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

“I am excited to bring these resources to the people of the 49th District,” said Hirschauer. “I encourage anyone who can to come check out the fair and learn ways to stay healthy.”

Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Maura Hirschauer

(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

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