PARK FOREST – On behalf of concerned citizens who contacted his office to discuss the issues facing their families and neighborhoods, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) championed several initiatives to benefit his community and people across the state of Illinois during the spring legislative session.

“I firmly believe we are most successful when we have open conversations, so we can work together to implement change when ideas or issues arise,” Joyce said. “Some of my most recent legislative initiatives have involved constituents bringing their concerns to me, and together, we have made remarkable progress this past year.”

Joyce championed a new law this spring for the residents of Pembroke Township who have suffered from a lack of resources and investment. With 2,100 residents relying on propane, wood-burning stoves and electric space heaters, Joyce worked with the people and leaders of Pembroke to bring a natural gas pipeline to the township. Thanks to Joyce’s leadership, residents will be able to apply for state grants to help cover the cost of converting stoves, heaters and other appliances to be compatible with natural gas.

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drivingMRKANKAKEE – Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end to summer and the last major holiday of the season. With more people expected to be on the roads this busy weekend, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is reminding people to celebrate safely and drive sober.

“There is no excuse for speeding or driving under the influence, because it can put you and others in harm’s way,” Joyce said. “As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, I encourage you to plan ahead so everyone can make it home safely.”

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs now through the early morning hours of Sept. 7. During this period, motorists in Chicago Heights, Kankakee and across the state can expect to see stepped-up impaired driving patrols and seat belt enforcement, particularly at night, when seat belt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.

“Drunk driving is illegal, and it takes lives,” Joyce said. “Let’s all do our part to keep each other safe.”

The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Coffee and conversations Joyce 7 23BOURBONNAIS – State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) invites residents to ask questions and get assistance with state matters at his Coffee, Conversation and Constituent Services event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 532 Main St. NW in Bourbonnais.

“This event is a great opportunity for folks to ask questions, learn about what is happening in Springfield, share legislative ideas and access constituent services,” Joyce said. “I hope you’re able to join me for a cup of coffee and a casual conversation.”

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

With questions or for additional information, people are encouraged to contact Joyce’s office at 708-756-0882 or visit SenatorPatrickJoyce.com.

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