Sen. Holmes joins Excel leaders to unveil their new printing machine

I was excited to join Excel Displays & Packaging to unveil a new printer that will put them on the cutting edge of custom packaging design. The only one of its kind in North America, the new printer will help them ramp up production and continue to be a cutting edge company right here in Aurora.

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Linda Holmes

State Senator, 42nd Senate District

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Holmes joins Oberweis at a senior event I was pleased to join state Senator Jim Oberweis at Marmion Academy this week to help host a Senior Fair. We saw a good turnout of senior citizens, who spoke with representatives from organizations like the AARP, the Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging, the Aurora Public Library, Secretary of State and Treasurer's Offices, and many more. They provided information on a wide variety of services available to our senior citizens. If you believe senior citizens in your community would be interested in a similar event, please contact my office.

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Linda Holmes

State Senator, 42nd Illinois Senate District

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Senator Holmes speaks out in favor of CCAP fundingThe State Journal-Register - July 15, 2015 | Original article

By Dean Olsen

Advocates for low-income families needing state-subsidized child care blasted Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday for putting in place more stringent eligibility guidelines that have reduced new enrollment in the program to a trickle.

"This is one of the most coldhearted measures a governor can take," Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, said at a Capitol news conference alongside more than a dozen of her fellow Democrats from the Illinois House and Senate.

She said Rauner's decision is counterproductive for someone who has said he wants to be business-friendly and compassionate. Subsidized child care is essential for low-wage workers, often single parents, to afford to work or further their educations, Holmes said.

"Is it business-friendly to tell parents: 'Oh, by the way, you can't work your job. ... You have to stay home to take care of your kids because there is no child care assistance for you?' " Holmes said.

Read the full story at the Springfield State Journal-Register.

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