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PARK FOREST – State Senators Patrick Joyce (D-Essex), Elgie Sims Jr. (D-Chicago) and Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) are inviting local minority contractors to participate in an informational discussion to learn how to conduct business with the Illinois Capital Development Board.

The virtual workshop will take place Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future that we want for everyone,” said Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago). “We have to ensure that we are providing a fair and inclusive environment to support diversity efforts in the construction industries. This way we develop a framework that generates economic growth for the entire state.”

Read more: Sims, Joyce and Hastings urge contractors to participate in upcoming Women & Minority Contractor...

Category: Events

Coffee Conversation

BOURBONNAIS – In an effort to be more accessible to community members, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) will be holding a Coffee, Conversation & Constituent Services event next week.  

“I encourage folks to join me to talk about the issues facing the state over a cup of coffee,” Joyce said. “I look forward to meeting everyone that attends.”

Community members are welcome to stop by Starbucks in Bourbonnais to work with the senator’s staff and receive assistance with different services. Attendees can receive help with FOID cards applications, unemployment and much more.

With questions or for additional information, contact Joyce’s office at 708-756-0882 or visit

WHO:  State Senator Patrick Joyce
WHAT:   Coffee, Conversation & Constituent Services    
WHEN:   Saturday, July 31 from 9 to 11 a.m.        
WHERE:  Starbucks
532 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais 

Category: Events

Joyce ShredEvent Flyer

PARK FOREST – Residents can safely dispose of sensitive personal documents and unused prescription drugs at a free community event hosted by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) and other area officials.

“Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming far too common in our communities,” Joyce said. “Personal data should be confidential – I urge everyone to attend this free event so they can safely dispose of sensitive documents.” 

In addition to offering free document shredding, Joyce, DeLuca, and Vanderbilt have teamed up with the Park Forest Police Department to provide safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs at the event.

Anyone with questions or who needs additional information can contact Joyce’s office at 708-756-0882 or visit

  • WHO: State Senator Patrick Joyce, State Representative Anthony DeLuca, Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt and Park Forest Police Department
  • WHAT: Shred and drug take-back event   
  • WHEN: Thursday, July 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.        
  • WHERE: Village of Park Forest parking lot 
    350 Victory Drive, Park Forest 
Category: Events

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SOUTH WILMINGTON – Local residents were given the opportunity to renew their driver’s licenses and purchase vehicle stickers at a free mobile unit event on Tuesday, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) in partnership with the secretary of state’s office.

Joyce teamed up with the secretary of state’s office for their third mobile unit event at the South Wilmington Village Hall, giving more than 100 attendees the opportunity to receive necessary services without waiting for long periods of time outside a driver services facility.

“I was pleased to see so many people show up for this free event,” Joyce said. “The mobile unit is great for folks trying to access DMV services in one convenient location. I’d like to thank everyone that came out and took advantage of the unit, as well as all the hardworking people that made it possible.”

Joyce plans to host another mobile unit event in the future and encourages residents to visit to stay up to date on events his office is hosting this summer.

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