SPRINGFIELD – To help the Illinois State Police reduce the rise in unsolved carjackings, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel supported a new measure that will give additional counties across the state more access to funding for expressway cameras.

“It’s vital that we protect people who travel on our roads,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “Expanding access to camera technology will equip our law enforcement officials with the tools they need to help reduce crime.”

Cameras are an important resource for law enforcement to investigate crimes that occur on the road. Under current law, the Illinois Department of Transportation must use revenue from the Road Fund to fund any cameras on expressways under their jurisdiction.

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JOLIET – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel’s office will be traveling to the Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch on Monday, June 13 to increase accessibility to residents throughout the 49th District.

“It’s my top priority to serve as a resource for all of you to ensure community needs are met,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “I hope people take advantage of our traveling office hours to receive state services and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to our community.”

The event will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch located at 3395 Black Road in Joliet.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Loughran Cappel supported a plan that was signed into law investing in child care services for workers with non-traditional schedules, such as law enforcement officers, freighters, EMS personnel and more.

“Finding high quality, dependable, and affordable child care for children can be a challenge for any working parent, but is especially difficult for first responders and other third shift emergency workers,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “I’m thrilled that this new law will help fund child care for parents in public service working non-traditional hours so they can have peace of mind when they are serving our communities.”

Under the law, the Department of Human Services will be required to establish and administer an Off-Hours Child Care Program to assist first responders and other workers with access to off-hours, night, or sleep time child care.

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ROMEOVILLE – To inform and educate local residents on the latest frauds and scams, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel is hosting a fraud prevention seminar with Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office.

The free informational seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. at the Romeoville White Oak Library located at 201 Normantown Rd. in Romeoville. 

“Fraud and identity theft are scary for any age group, but seniors are especially at risk for these scams,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “Join me in Romeoville to learn how to recognize current scams and best practices for protecting yourself.”

Loughran Cappel has asked the attorney general’s office to discuss how to avoid imposter scams, robocalls, payment mechanism and identity theft, as well as how to check credit reports and file a consumer fraud complaint.

Loughran Cappel recommends people call her office at 815-267-6119 to RSVP.

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