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Veto Session, Humane Society Drive, Coffee, and Other Events & Happenings

In This Issue:

  • Veto Session and Legislative Updates

  • Naperville Area Humane Society Supply Drive

  • Coffee & Conversation

  • Gifts That Give Back

  • Holiday Open House

  • Museum Pass


Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! As the 41st district staff and I reflect on the things that we are thankful for, we wanted to make sure to express what an honor it has been to represent and advocate for all of you over the last two years in Springfield. The legislation we passed came directly from our community and now has a positive impact on our entire state. Your engagement and efforts have highlighted and helped us work together to address our community’s needs. We look forward to serving you for another two years and are thankful for you, your voice, your service, and your advocacy for things that are important to the 41st District. The fall veto session began last week and was full with caucus and constituent meetings, as we continued to work through various negotiations and priorities for the remainder of this legislative session. I’ll be able to give more concrete updates in early December, following next week’s continuation of veto session in Springfield. Our office continues to work on events to bring to you and would love any suggestions you may have for us. Past events have included educational sessions (such as reviewing Illinois’ 529 plans with the Treasurer’s office), document shredding days, and service projects and drives. In November, we are highlighting the needs of the Naperville Area Humane Society and have our monthly Coffee & Conversation this Saturday. As always, please never hesitate to contact me if I or my office can be of service. Sincerely, Janet


Veto Session and Legislative Updates We currently have a number of caucus working groups addressing areas such as firearm safety and mental health awareness. The public safety working group has been notably busy working through and negot

iating concerns related to the Safe-T Act, which remains one of the most important priorities for next week’s veto session. I shared much detail in regard to this in my last newsletter and will provide updates in the next newsletter. Last week I filed HB5844, which addresses the recreational use of waterways in Illinois. I’m working closely with local and statewide groups, as well as my fellow legislators, to pass legislation that will preserve our access to the DuPage River and other Illinois waterways, while also respecting the rights of private property owners. As with all bills, we are working through the concerns of stakeholders and addressing issues that need to be considered before bringing this bill to a vote. If not in the veto session, you can watch for the legislation in January’s lame duck session. We’re also working on a number of other pieces of legislation related to businesses, schools, and the environment, among other areas, and most of those will be introduced in the new 103rd legislative session that starts January 11, 2023.

Naperville Area Humane Society Supply Drive

Join us and the 41st District community in providing much needed supplies for the Naperville Area Humane Society. Visit our website and follow the links to the Humane Society’s Amazon wishlists for dogs, cats, and general supplies.

Coffee & Conversation

On the last Saturday of each month, we come together to chat about the local and statewide issues that matter to you. We rotate locations throughout the district, and this month we'll be at our district office (Note: Suite 500 is not in the main building. Please follow the sidewalk to the right of the building, as we are located in the back of the complex).

What: Coffee & Conversation with me and your neighbors

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 am

Where: District 41 Office, 475 River Bend Rd., Suite 500, Naperville, IL 60540

Gifts That Give Back!

As the holiday season ramps up, our office is highlighting an array of holiday gifts available from local nonprofits. Please take a look at our guide to find something for everyone on your list, while also supporting our community.

Holiday Open House

Join Representative Janet Yang Rohr and Senator Laura Ellman for a special coffee and conversation as we enter the holiday season. This is an opportunity for you to share some holiday cheer and your voice on topics that are important to you. You can also take a tour of the current rotation of art pieces on display as part of the Naperville Art League’s Art Around Town exhibit, which showcases the work of local artists in locations throughout our community, including our office.

What: Holiday Open House

When: Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Where: District 41 Office, 475 River Bend Rd., Suite 500, Naperville, IL 60540

Museum Pass

Many in our community have already been able to use our district’s Museum Pass, and we want to make sure you continue to know that this resource is available to you. More than a dozen Chicagoland museums and parks offer complimentary visits for you and up to three additional visitors with the pass.

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