072314 js 0337ROver 100 seniors gathered at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora recently for the 42nd District Senior Resource Fair.

State Senator Linda Holmes (D – Aurora) joined with State Representatives Linda Chapa LaVia and Stephanie Kifowit and the Prisco Community Center to host the free event. Nearly 20 local and state agencies and organizations participated.  

“The state has a marvelous array of services for our seniors and our veterans,” Senator Holmes said. “Unfortunately, people are not always aware of everything that is offered to them. When you have agencies and organizations together in one location, it definitely simplifies the process for our seniors.”

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“The compromise allows businesses ample time to sell the products they currently have while designing environmentally-friendly alternatives.” - State Senator Linda Holmes

microbeadsRSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) was a co-sponsor of the legislation that bans the use of micro-beads in Illinois. The bill was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday.

“This plan is the result of an agreement between environmental groups and manufacturers,” Holmes said. “The compromise allows businesses ample time to sell the products they currently have while designing environmentally-friendly alternatives.”

Micro-beads, small, plastic spheres in personal care products, can cause serious environmental damage according to recent studies. 

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052214 js 1082RRecently, the Illinois Senate approved a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. I was proud to cast my vote in favor of this measure to ensure Illinois becomes the 36th state to ratify the ERA.

Click below to hear my remarks from the Senator floor:

Click here to read more about the passing of this resolution.

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fraudRSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Linda Holmes’ (D-Aurora) measure to curtail welfare abuse in Illinois passed the Senate today.

“This proposal protects families in need who qualify for public assistance, like Supplemental Nutrition Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled,” Holmes said.  “It will reduce the number of applicants being taken advantage of in completing or submitting an application for public assistance programs.”

The bill was introduced in response to a situation near Holmes’ district where an individual was soliciting their assistance in the benefit application process in exchange for a portion of those benefits.

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