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SPRINGFIELD – Based on recommendations made by a constituent, State Senator Linda Holmes sponsored a measure to make life easier for veterans seeking sporting licenses. House Bill 4680 streamlines the process to apply for and attain fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s combination licenses. It was signed into law by the governor Friday.

“A gentleman in the 42nd District contacted me and told me his only choice to get one of these licenses was to go all the way to Springfield to apply in person; I knew there had to be a better way to serve our veterans,” Holmes (D-Aurora) said. “We worked with DNR to fix an oversight in this process: after years of there being five locations to get these licenses, it was down to one. There are now electronic ways to achieve the same goal.”

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holmes 051122AURORA – To address public concerns about increasing crime in Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties, State Senator Linda Holmes will host an event where members of the community can join her, Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis, Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser and DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin for a public safety seminar.

The program is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Rd. in Aurora. Attendees will be encouraged to engage with Holmes and her guests.

“I know area residents are troubled about crime in our communities,” said Holmes (D-Aurora). “Attorneys Weis, Mosser and Berlin will be on hand to talk about the nature of crime in our region and how their offices are helping residents address the problem.”

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holmes 022822AURORA – In an historic year for our state due to increased revenues, paid down debt, interest savings and a recovering economy, the Fiscal Year 2023 Illinois state budget passed the General Assembly on April 8. This week, the governor signed the measure into law at Chicago State University, accompanied by lawmakers, CSU officials, students and other guests.

In response to this milestone budget’s signing, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) released the following statement:

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LH publicsafety 042022AURORA - After growing concerns about the prospect of increasing crime in Kane and Kendall counties, State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) has organized an event where members of the public can join her, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird for a Crime and Safety Seminar.

“I know local residents are troubled about crime in our communities and what they can do to protect their home and families,” Holmes said. “Sheriffs Baird and Hain will be on hand to talk about the nature of crime in our communities and how their departments are looking to community members to help stem the tide.”

“The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office are partners with a variety of community groups to create an ongoing, open dialogue to help us better understand the needs of our community,” Baird said. “We can then develop strategies to address those needs and identify ways to more effectively combat crime.”

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