March 12 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Veterans Community Advisory Committee is a place for veterans and/or their families to share their thoughts and experiences on Illinois legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities.

Please contact office@repmaura49.com to request the zoom link.

Free

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

331-465-9661

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State Senator Karina Villa

(630) 326-9319

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February 13 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Veterans Community Advisory Committee is a place for veterans and/or their families to share their thoughts and experiences on Illinois legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities.

Please contact office@repmaura49.com to request the zoom link.

Free

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

331-465-9661

View Organizer Website

Zoom

overhead view of the apartment buildings that burned in the fire on 11-30-23.

Yesterday, nearly 100 of our neighbors in West Chicago became homeless due to a large fire consuming their homes. The support in the community is immense, with over 40 representatives of organizations present on calls to organize the followup to the first responses from West Chicago Fire Protection District,   West Chicago Police Department, and the Red Cross of Illinois.

Thank you to WeGo Together for Kids for coordinating donations and to New Hope Methodist Church for jumping in immediately and receiving donations for these displaced families and to all the community organizations that are supporting and will continue to support these neighbors in the coming weeks.

Donations Needed:

Monetary donations are needed and welcomed. Anything donated at this link between now and Dec 31 will go toward the fire victims (no need to choose a fund).

Clothing donations CLOSED at this time- please consider a monetary donation or check back if additional items are needed.

The following items are needed for victims of the Main Park Apartments fire. ONLY these items. Please do NOT donate summer clothing, shoes, etc. Families are homeless and have very limited space to store items.
Donations can be dropped off at New Hope Methodist Church, 643 E Washington, West Chicago, 9am-4pm.

NEW

Men’s underwear (boxer briefs): size S-2XL
Women’s underwear size S-XL
Children’s underwear all sizes
Socks for all genders

GENTLY USED

Sweatpants: Men’s size S-2XL, Women’s size S-XL, Kids all sizes
Sweatshirts and warm tops: Men’s size S-2XL, Women’s size S-XL, Kids all sizes
Men’s shoes: Sizes 7, 7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 13
Women’s shoes: Sizes 6-9 fulfilled
Kids’ shoes: all sizes
Bras: preferably sports bra type in all sizes

Follow WeGo Together for Kids for the most up-to-date info on donations needed.

Banner with US-flag styled stars & stripes on large stars to left and word 'Veterans' on a red banner.

January 10 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Banner with US-flag styled stars & stripes on large stars to left and word 'Veterans' on a red banner.
  • Join a Veterans Community Advisory Committee
    • Representative Hirschauer invites local veterans to share their thoughts on legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities. Group will meet periodically throughout the year in-person or on zoom.
  • Local Resources for Veterans
  • State & Federal Program Assistance & Support

6pm Supporting Organization set-up
7pm doors open
7:15pm Brief program

Light appetizers and cash bar will be available.

Please consider registering below to attend the event. This is not required but will help make sure there’s enough food & coffee for everyone and will be shared with participating organizations to facilitate future connections.

Organizations interested in tabling as a service provider, please register HERE.

Free

Zoom

Your Host

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

331-465-9661

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Co-Hosts

State Senator Karina Villa

(630) 326-9319

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State Representative Janet Yang Rohr

630-296-4157

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This event would not be possible without the support of the following organizations:

Event in the News:

West Chicago Voice

Illinois House Democrats press release (on maurahirschauer.com)

Feminine products including pads, tampons, and panty liners, along with personal care items such as socks, underwear, deodorant, travel size soaps & shampoos. Zipper pouches and a drawstring bag complete an example package that will be donated to homeless shelters, school support offices, and other organizations that directly reach populations in need.

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am July 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Throughout the month of July, our office is collecting feminine products as part of Go With The Flow‘s annual “Not Your Typical School Supply Drive.”

1 in 5 students will experience period poverty this school year. If students don’t have access to period products, they will not feel confident going to school. This drive’s mission is to keep students attending class and extracurricular activities without having to pause for their period.

Supplies can be dropped off at our West Chicago office from 10am-3pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 26-July 28, or bring them early to our Shared Office Open House on June 24!

Supplies Needed:
Pads
Panty Liners
New Underwear (all sizes & styles)
Cosmetic Bags
Deodorant
Face Wash
4oz. Shampoo & Conditioner
4oz. Body Wash & Body Lotion
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Razors & Shave Cream

You can also shop and send directly to Go With the Flow from their Amazon Wish List.

State Representative Maura Hirschauer

331-465-9661

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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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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.

April 30, 2022 @ 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

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June 4, 2022 @ 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

331-465-9661

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