Connor Loughran Cappel attend Outdoor Storytime

BOLINGBROOK – State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) and State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) attended Outdoor Storytime at the Fountaindale Public Library Thursday evening to read books to children and promote their book club opportunities.

“Reading is absolutely vital for kids of all ages,” Connor said. “The opportunity to sit down with kids from our community and help instill a love of books was an honor, and I’m grateful to the Fountaindale Library for facilitating these opportunities through their Outdoor Storytime series.”

The Fountaindale Public Library has been serving the Bolingbrook and Romeoville areas, as well as surrounding communities, since 1970. In addition to offering a large selection of books at both its brick-and-mortar location as well as through its newly-updated bookmobile, the library hosts various events for community members of all ages. A full calendar of events and list of services can be found on the library’s website.

“An active public library can serve as a pillar of any community,” Loughran Cappel said. “The people at the Fountaindale Public Library have demonstrated a commitment to providing students with programs that help them stay sharp over the summer and I am grateful for their leadership.”

Connor and Loughran Cappel also took the opportunity to remind kids that they can still join their summer book clubs. Children in the community have until August 11 to read eight books of their choice and return a form signed by a parent, guardian, or other important adult to their senator’s office to receive a special reward. Printable book club forms can be accessed at SenatorConnor.com or SenatorLoughranCappel.com. Anyone with questions can reach out to Senator Connor’s district office at (815) 207-4445 or Senator Loughran Cappel’s district office at (815) 267-6119.

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JOLIET – To provide constituents with a legislative update and give them the opportunity to shape policy decisions in Springfield going forward, State Senators Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and John Connor (D-Lockport) will host a joint town hall event in Joliet next week.

“Constituent feedback is critical to the legislative process,” Loughran Cappel said. “The needs and wants of those we represent ought to drive the work we do in Springfield, and I look forward to hearing more from folks about the issues affecting their daily lives.”

“Sitting down with members of our community at a town hall is one of the aspects of my job I look forward to most,” Connor said. “I’m optimistic for a great turnout and excited to discuss how I can best bring local interests to the table in Springfield.”

What: Town hall event

When: 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20

Where: Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road, Joliet

Who: State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport)

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school zone

SHOREWOOD – A piece of bipartisan legislation, led by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Representative Mark Batinick, that would expand the period of time in which school zone speed limits are active was signed into law today.

“Reckless driving should be discouraged everywhere, but especially around our students,” Loughran Cappel said. “This expansion of safety guidelines to accommodate the busy schedules of students represents a commitment to public safety across the state.”

Under current school speed zone rules, children are to be assumed present between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. However, Plainfield-area high schools begin classes at 7:05 and students arrive during a timeframe when school zone rules are not yet active. Additionally, numerous students arrive before 7 a.m. to attend before school programs, tutoring or other extracurricular activities.

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Virtual Job Seekers Workshop Connor

Will County, Ill.  – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel and State Senator John Connor are partnering with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Workforce Center of Will County to host a series of workshops to provide local residents with the tools necessary for a successful job search.

“As we move through the waning days of the pandemic, we expect to see our state’s employment numbers continue to rise,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood).“By doing our part to provide resources for local job seekers through partnerships with entities like IDES and the Workforce Center of Will County, Illinois can re-emerge with one of our nation’s strongest economies.”

“When our workforce is strong, our economy flourishes,” said Connor (D-Lockport).“Programs like these are crucial to rebuilding our state post-pandemic and ensuring that Illinoisans looking for work have the resources necessary to take advantage of opportunities that come their way.”

Workshops will be centered on the topics of searching for jobs, interview preparation, and career changes. They will be held on the following dates:

  • July 13, 10:00 a.m. – Master Your Job Search: A review of basic job search techniques, including networking, how to use the Internet to conduct your job search, and salary negotiation.
  • July 20, 10:00 a.m. – Career Information Systems (CIS): For those preparing for a career change, returning to the workforce after a break in employment, or both. CISJR features job search resources, career planning guidance, and then connects you to Illinois Job Link – the Illinois Labor Exchange system – to see actual jobs posted by Illinois employers. Use Jobseeker Success Mindset Training to help overcome potential barriers to reemployment and find your new career direction.
  • July 27, 10:00 a.m. – Online Interview Workshop: Learn how to prepare for a virtual or in-person job interview so you will be confident and ready to make a positive impression

People interested in attending these free events must register and can do so by calling Senator Loughran Cappel’s District Office at (815) 267-6119, Senator Connor’s district office at (815) 207-4445, and by visiting either www.senatorloughrancappel.com or www.senatorconnor.com.

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Springfield Office
M118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0052

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2009 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 267-6119

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