Connor Loughran Cappel attend Outdoor Storytime rBOLINGBROOK – 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 Bolingbrook 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 or 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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Town hall Loughran CappelArtboard 1JOLIET – 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), State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport)

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IMG 3142 rBOLINGBROOK – State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) and State Representative Dagmara Avelar (D-Bolingbrook) hosted a mobile driver services unit on Saturday, bringing secretary of state resources to local communities that may have had trouble getting help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The unit was incredibly well attended, which speaks to a need for these services to be made more accessible,” Connor said. “It is my goal to continue to bring these vital resources to the community.”

Through the mobile unit, community members were able to renew or correct licenses and state IDs, update license plate stickers, and register to vote or to be an organ donor.

Illinois driver’s license and ID card expiration dates have been extended through Jan. 1, 2022, but those wishing to conduct secretary of state business sooner can visit or visit a local secretary of state facility.

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05302021CM1208 rSPRINGFIELD – The Roadside Memorial and DUI Memorial Marker programs will be expanded to include all victims of traffic fatalities under legislation sponsored by State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) that was signed into law Friday.

“Driving is one of the most dangerous things that we do every single day, even if we’re sober and alert. We need to make sure that we are not driving while impaired or distracted, for our own safety and the safety of others,” Connor said. “By expanding our memorial program, not only do we offer families a way to remember their loved ones, but we give a reminder to all drivers in Illinois how important it is to be focused and aware when driving.”

The current Roadside Memorial and DUI Memorial Marker programs only memorialize victims of DUIs and reckless driving, but House Bill 365 would allow memorials to include victims of all traffic fatalities. The legislation is intended to remind all drivers to be alert and cautious while driving in an effort to prevent future fatalities.

“Illinoisans cannot afford to forget the many lives that have ended prematurely because of impaired driving,” Smith said. “We need physical reminders for motorists to better understand that no matter the situation, your decision to drive under the influence of a mind-altering substance not only jeopardizes your own life, but the lives of many others, including children. I think it's a good idea to remind everyone about what's at stake when you get behind the wheel impaired, and I'm thankful to Senator Connor for championing this measure in the Senate."

The law will go into effect immediately.

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Crest Hill, IL 60403
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