Sens. Joyce, Johnson and Morrison

Illinois Senate Democrats spent the week out in the community, meeting with constituents and addressing community needs.

State Senator Patrick Joyce (D- Essex) hosted a mobile Secretary of State unit in South Wilmington, allowing residents to skip the long lines at the brick-and-mortar locations to do things like renew driver’s licenses and ID cards, renew license plate stickers and more.

“The pandemic has made it extremely difficult for people to take advantage of state services, including at driver services facilities,” Joyce said. “This mobile unit event will make it easier for folks to receive necessary services without waiting for long periods of time.”

To make it even more convenient for residents to ask questions and get assistance with state services, State Senator Adriane Johnson (D- Buffalo Grove) is hosting mobile office hours throughout the summer in locations across the 30th District. The first of these events was held on Tuesday at the Buffalo Grove Park District.

“It was exciting and enlightening to meet with so many interested residents during my mobile office hours event,” said Johnson. “I want to thank everyone who came out to talk, ask questions and share ideas, as well as the Buffalo Grove Park District for providing a central space for us to connect with the community.”

State Senator Julie Morrison (D- Lake Forest) hosted a public meeting with the Illinois Department of Transportation to address resident noise concerns from local residents regarding rumble strips in the community. The event allowed residents to ask questions, express concerns and learn more about the issue.

"The rumble strips along the northbound lanes of US Route 41 and Park Avenue West in Highland Park have caused a great number of noise-related concerns from area residents,” Morrison said. “As a state senator, it is my job to make your voice heard – and I’m glad we were all able to come together at this event to do just that.”

Summer is a great time for senators to get into their communities and address the needs of their constituents. You can learn more about what the Illinois Senate Democrats are doing on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.