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PLAINFIELD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) is inviting Joliet residents to attend her November Coffee and Conversation event on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

“We had a busy veto session and discussed many issues important to residents of the 49th District,” Cappel Loughran said. “I look forward to meet and chat with people across our community about what we accomplished and what the future holds.”

The indoor event will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room F at the Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch located at 3395 Black Dr. in Joliet.

This is the third Coffee and Conversation Loughran Cappel has hosted this fall. It is another effort from Loughran Cappel’s office to increase government accountability and accessibility by hosting this traveling event at different times, locations and days of the week in hopes of reaching working families across Will and Kendall Counties.

Loughran Cappel is also collecting items to benefit Guardian Angel Community Services. Residents can drop off donations during the event or at Loughran Cappel’s Plainfield Office located at 2009 S. Route 59 in Plainfield until Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Some items in high-demand include ladies winter jackets in all sizes, children’s and women’s gloves, hats and scarves, mini first aid kits and ladies’ long sleeve t-shirts. There is a complete list of items on her website.

“As you kick off your holiday shopping, please keep organizations like Guardian Angel Community Services in mind,” Loughran Cappel said. “This is one small way we can help lift up members of our community and lend them a helping hand.”

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

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PLAINFIELD – To lift up area residents in need of a helping hand this holiday season, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) is hosting a collection drive to benefit Guardian Angel Community Services until Nov. 30.

Loughran Cappel’s district office located at 2009 S. Route 59 in Plainfield will serve as a drop off location until the end of the collection drive.

“Giving back is small way we can all make a big difference in our community,” Loughran Cappel said. “While you are out shopping this holiday season, take a moment to think of our neighbors who may need some extra assistance during these cold months.”

A few high-demand items include:

  • Ladies’ winter jackets (all sizes)
  • Children’s hats/gloves/scarves (all sizes)
  • Ladies’ hats/gloves/scarves (all sizes)
  • Mini first aid kits
  • Ladies’ long sleeve t-shirts (all sizes)

For a complete list of items, visit or the Guardian Angel Community Services website at

There will also be opportunities for those interested in donating to drop off items with Loughran Cappel and her staff at her Joliet Coffee and Conversation on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room F at the Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch (3395 Black Rd., Joliet) and Oswego Traveling Office Hours on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 the Oswego Public Library (32 W. Jefferson St., Oswego).

For more information about Guardian Angel Community Services visit

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Vet Appreciation Cards

PLAINFIELD –  State Senator Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) is urging area residents, organizations and students to work together to write letters to veterans’ homes residents ahead of Veterans Day this year.

“Our heroes and their loved ones have sacrificed so much to protect our democratic values and freedoms,” Loughran Cappel said. “I urge folks to take a few minutes out of their day to drop a quick note in the mail to show appreciation to our veterans.”

Operation Rising Spirit is an initiative of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs that encourages communities to write letters to residents in the care of veterans’ homes in Illinois. At a time when isolation is at a record high, the letters are meant to extend friendly affirmation for the bravery and courage of veterans both throughout their service and the pandemic.

The effort was first launched in 2020 ahead of Veterans Day in November. The letter-writing campaign will focus on the veterans’ homes in Illinois, located in Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy.

“Writing a letter may only take a few minutes but can change the day of any veteran for the better,” Loughran Cappel said. “This is a small gesture that can go a long way in honoring and recognizing the importance of our brave veterans’ dedication to our great nation.”

To send a message to a veteran or a veteran home, visit Send-a-note. Locations for each of the veterans’ homes in Illinois can be found here, where letters can be mailed.

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StudentsPLAINFIELD – To increase college accessibility and affordability, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel            (D-Shorewood) is excited to announce that college-bound students can apply to all Illinois public universities through Common App.

The governor’s office and Illinois Board of Higher Education worked with the Illinois General Assembly to utilize $1 million in funding to add all public schools and a dozen private universities to the Common App system.

“Streamlining the college application process will help us keep Illinois’ best and brightest in state,” Loughran Cappel said. “Expanding opportunities for our students will help encourage them to choose Illinois’ higher education facilities as the next step in their academic journey.”

For students and families concerned about the cost of applying for college, waivers are available for low-income Common App applicants. Some colleges and universities either have no application fees or will waive fees if needed.

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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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