CREST HILL – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel is reminding seniors and people with disabilities that their annual license plate renewal fee will be reduced by more than half under a law she championed that took effect Jan. 1. MLC Oldfloor

“Lowering license plate fees for our seniors and people with disabilities allows them to use their money on other essential things,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “I’m proud of the work we have done and I encourage those who qualify to take advantage of this new reduction.”

Loughran Cappel’s law reduces the vehicle registration fee for seniors, people with disabilities and their spouses from $24 to $10.

The Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program determines eligibility for a license plate discount from the Secretary of State’s office and free transit on fixed route systems in Illinois. Residents must be at least 65 years old or 16 years old and disabled, as well as meet income requirements to qualify.

“I will continue being a voice for some of our most vulnerable populations,” Loughran Cappel said.

Public Act 102-0807 took effect Jan. 1.

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CREST HILL – To express love and lift the spirits of local seniors, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel is collecting store bought or handmade cards to deliver to long-term care facility residents for Valentine’s Day.

“Let’s take some time to show our gratitude and appreciation for seniors in our community,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “A simple note or card can make someone’s day, especially on a day celebrating love.”

Loughran Cappel is collecting store bought and handmade cards for local seniors. People are encouraged to write kind notes and drop them off or mail them to her new district office, located at 20660 Caton Farm Rd. Crest Hill, IL 60403. She is collecting cards until Feb. 6 and then will deliver them to local long-term care facilities.

People with questions can reach out to Loughran Cappel’s office at 815-267-6119.

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BOLINGBROOK – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel’s office will be traveling to the Fountaindale Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to increase accessibility to residents throughout the 49th District.

“I strive to be the best resource for residents across the district,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “As we begin the new General Assembly, I want to hear what’s important to people and take that with me to Springfield.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fountaindale Public Library located at 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook.

This free event is another effort from Loughran Cappel’s office to increase government accountability and accessibility and help with state resources through hosting office hours at different times, locations and days of the week in hopes of reaching working families across Will and Kendall Counties.

People with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Loughran Cappel’s office at 815-267-6119 or visit her website at

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) released the following statement after the Senate passed a measure expanding health care across Illinois:

“The passing of this legislation expands access to health care for all. This is a positive step forward to ensuring every person has the accessibility to the fundamental right of health care.

“After months of working to find the best solution, women’s care and all other health care will be protected in Illinois. I will continue to support expanding access to health care and I’m proud of the work we have done.”

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Wm. Stratton Building
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Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0052

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Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 267-6119

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